It’s safe to say that hitting the backboard is a unique culture in the KBL. Even the New York Times, a leading American newspaper, recognized this fact.On the 1st of this month, the New York Times published an article from Seoul titled ‘Only the backboard Why do some Korean players love bank shots’, focusing on the ‘bank shot culture’ unique to Korean basketball.The phenomenon of players with strong shooting, such as Choi Sung-won (Jung Kwan-jang-91.4%), Lee Jae-do (LG-89.2%), and Jeon Seong-hyun (85.7%), using the backboard in the 2023-2024 season is strange to the American basketball world. In the U.S., the so-called “bank shot,” which is a smooth parabolic shot that goes through the rim without even touching the net, is considered the ideal shot. In fact, in 2016, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the winningest coach in NBA history, said that players shy away from bank shots because they don’t look good.
In early September, Canadian-based analyst Eric Fawcett posted a KBL video on his X-Factor Twitter account that caught the attention of local fans, who found it interesting that players with a success rate of over 80 percent were banking in all their free throws.Later that month, the “Korean free throw” went viral, with popular local basketball analysis YouTube accounts discussing it in earnest.The New York Times cited a study by Larry Silverberg, a professor at North Carolina State University, that suggests such free throws may have a higher success rate. In 2011, Silverberg and his colleagues used computer simulations to show that in a controlled environment, 온라인카지노 banked free throws have a 20 percent advantage over regular shots.