After 10-weeks of trick-shots from challenging spots on the floor, such as behind the basket and from half-court, and adapting to the new normal by making said shots with substitutes for basketballs, including rolled-up socks, the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge came to an end with a bang.
DeMarcus Cousins, a 4x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA Second-Team, and Gold Medal Olympian, made the final player appearance on the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge. The big-man is one of the most talented players in the league, as Cousins uses his size and touch around the rim to demoralize opposing defenses.
Cousins, a career 74% shooter from the free throw line, started the week off with the ole-reliable shot from the charity strike, and to no one’s surprise, he drilled it.
Earlier during the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge, Lauri Markkanen made the same shot from the throw line but with his back facing the basket. Let’s see if you could use what you learned from Markkanen’s appearance to help you knock down Cousins’ shot.
Cousins brought back another favorite on the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge for his fourth shot during his appearance: a behind the basket shot.
Cousins’ 6’10” stature gives him a slight advantage for this shot, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work towards completing it successfully too. Give it a try and see if you can make the same shot as one of the league’s best big-men!
Cousins capped off the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge with a half-court shot that looked as pure as a layup. We all dream about hitting the game-winning shot from half-court but pay attention to what Cousins did to help prepare you for that exact situation.
Thank you for all of your support and participation throughout the NBPA x Ballogy 5-Shot Challenge. Don’t forget to download the Ballogy App and subscribe to the NBPA Group to see what shots your favorite Union members made during the challenge!