Lucky lefty.

Left handed ballplayers are very rare. Bill Russell, Manu Ginobli, David Robinson, James Harden, Wilis Reed, Chris Bosh, Mike Conley, Bob Lanier, Chris Mullin, Dave Cowens, Tiny Archibald and Artis Gilmore are all left handed.

Left hand! Use your left. Work on your left hand. Gotta be able to use both hands. Has anyone ever heard: Right hand! Use your right hand.Left handed people are a minority in the world and in basketball.

I only know one left handed baller and that’s my friend Rory. I’m not really sure if it’s an advantage or not. Of course a lot of stupid defenders would force him left, but on a practice side of things is it good or bad? He gets much more reps on his ‘weak’ side but at the same time things like shooting form and things don’t go through as well as they should. But everybody loves a left-handed stroke. I mean Mike Conley, Chris Bosh and James Harden have three of the straightest and sweetest J’s in the whole league.

Sometimes being a left-handed can be a blessing in disguise when it comes to basketball. It gives you an opportunity to deceive opponents, become ambidextrous and most of all have a nice stroke (Usually.). My Dad and brother are both left handed, but unfortunately I mn’t, but to make up for this I practice everyday things with my left hand, brushing my teeth, cutting stuff, buttering bread and writing (On occasion.).

Just consider yourself lucky to be a lefty!


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