James Johnson has become my all-time favorite player. There is no NBA player, past or present, who can sniff the jock of my new lord and savior James Johnson. This may seem odd to you, but I can assure you that I am of rational mind and that my reasoning is perfectly sound. Such reasoning will be detailed in the following paragraph.
James Johnson does not hesitate on his free throws. The ref throws it to him and he shoots it. That’s it. No extra dribbles. No rituals. No practice arm movements. No staring at the basket. Just a catch-and-shoot. The reason nobody likes the NBA is that fouls take too long; if everybody followed James Johnson’s example, game length would be shortened by at least two minutes.
Now we just need to get players to hustle over to the lane when a shooting foul occurs. There’s no reason two free throws should take more than thirty seconds. Ever.