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View Poll Results: How many jump shots does Kobe (or the average shooter) take from age 0 to 40?
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1 million to 5 million 7 53.85%
5 million to 10 million 2 15.38%
over 10 million 4 30.77%
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

Figured I'd ask a question that's a little different.

Take a guy like Michael Redd, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, or Kobe Bryant. We'll take Kobe because people like to argue about him...

Let's say that you died and at the Pearly Gates (or the door to Nirvana or Valhalla or whatever you want), you're asked to estimate how many shots Kobe Bryant took (or will have taken)...TOTAL...in his life from age 0 up until...let's say the moment he hits his 40th birthday. This includes practice, at home, in games, and everything else. Any time he attempted to throw an object into a cylindrical bucket, hoop, rim or anything else.

Would you guess...

Under 50,000?
50,000-100,000?
100,000-500,000?
500,000-1,000,000?
1,000,000-5,000,000?
5,000,000-10,000,000?
Above 10,000,000?
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

Above 10,000,000


I know Rip once said he takes 1500+ shots in a day everyday through out the regular season unless he is out with injury.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

I'd say above 10,000,000 as well.
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

Even at 250 shots a day, which isn't a tonne, that's still over 90,000 a year.
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

I'd say a little less than 10,000,000 as well.

You can figure that the kid has been shooting since he was really young. Through a pro career that's easily like 30 years of shooting. If they averaged about 250 shots per day (which really isn't all that much if you think about it) that's already a little under 3,000,000.

10,000,000 is a ton. Seems like a bit of an overestimation.
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

To reach 5 million, a player should shoot 343 shots a day for 40 full years, everyday, 365 days a year. So 1-5 million should be about right.
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Re: How many shots does a great shooter take in his life?

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Above 10,000,000


I know Rip once said he takes 1500+ shots in a day everyday through out the regular season unless he is out with injury.
Even at that rate it would still take about 20 years to shoot 10,000,000 shots. And that's if he does it every single day for 20 years straight. My guess is about 1-5 million.
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