The hook shot is without a doubt one of hardest shots to block and, when deployed by a player who has become proficient shooting the shot with either hand, offers one of basketball's most lethal scoring moves. More often than not, the defender is helpless to stop it and can only hope that the shooter misses the shot. It is the ultimate scoring weapon to use when posting up a defender as it can be initiated with the shooter's back to the basket while hiding the ball from the defender which tends to confuse them. Most players today are only taught to play facing the basket which is not bad in itself but requires extreme quickness to be successful. Adding an effective hook shot to the arsenal of the offensive player can provide an additional scoring threat that can cause problems for any defense....yet no one bothers using this technically unstoppable shot. I´m not only talking about NBA...I nevers see any streetballers practicing it either...or any high school kids. Why can´t people realize the value of this shot? I am 1.81m tall, have 1 8inch vertical, yet, in my high school team, I play with 20ppg with FG% of 90% in 10mpg...thanks to kareem abdul-jabbar!!! I acknowledge that the sky hook is not a simple shot and requires a high degree of coordination. The brain needs to assimilate new aiming solutions and triangulation routines, while the body needs to become familiar with new muscle movements and patterns. This can only come through practice and repetition. However, isn´t it worth it???