Perhaps if Beyoncé made more songs, Dwight Howard would be a better free-throw shooter.
Like many big men, Howard has struggled from the free-throw line throughout his NBA career. One of the many tricks he employed with hopes of improving shooting from the free-throw line was singing Beyoncé songs. Howard revealed the method to ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh in an article published Thursday.
“I used to sing Beyoncé songs, that was my thing,” Howard told Haberstroh. “I told her about it when I saw her. I said, ‘When I sing your song, I make my free throws.’ She seemed to like that.”
Howard has hit just 57 percent of his free throws during his 12 years in the NBA, with his best conversion rate coming in his rookie year (67 percent) and his worst coming last season (49 percent).
How that compares to Beyoncé’s album or single releases is beyond our understanding. What’s clear is that Howard has moved on to other strategies, and they haven’t helped him shoot free throws more effectively.
Maybe it’s time for them to collaborate — either Howard joins Beyonce in the studio or she meets him on the hardcourt — for the sake of the Atlanta Hawks big man’s livelihood at the charity stripe.
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