IT’S a style that’s seen Hawks veteran Oscar Forman drop almost 900 three-pointers in the NBL – and it all started in his parents car port.
“My shot’s flatter now than it used to be, I used to have a huge arc on it so I don’t know what happened to that,” Forman reflected ahead of 500th game on Saturday.
“Growing up we had a ring in mum and dad’s car port that only went out to the free-throw line. That was the biggest distance dad had to cut out a load-bearing beam just so I could shoot a free-throw.
“The roof was so low that I had to shoot very flat. When I got on the court I had a bit more freedom so I went further back and shot as high as I could.
“I never put my legs into the shot. It doesn’t matter whether my legs are tired or not, it’s all in my upper body, I barely jump. One thing I’ve never worried about is people closing out on me or letting that change my shot.
“Whether there’s a hand there or not I’ll just look past it. I know I’m tall enough and I shoot quite high it’s very hard to block the shot.”