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How to Do a Hook Shot in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

The hook shot is said to have originated in the 1930’s when a Lithuanian player used it for the first time, but many also give credit to a former Harlem Globetrotter for originating the move.

It has since become popularized by NBA legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and many more throughout the history of the game.

Regardless of its true origin story, the hook shot has been one of the most commonly used post moves in the game of basketball for decades, and will be an effective shot in years to come for players who do it correctly.

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5 Common Basketball Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

Basketball is a physically demanding sport.

While it doesn’t feature the pure violent contact that a sport such as football or ice hockey does, it’s a sport that can be tough on a player’s body.

In addition to there being physical contact between two players who are wearing no protective gear, basketball requires a lot of running, jumping, and many quick changes-of-direction.

That’s probably why some of the most common basketball injuries occur to a player’s lower body.

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