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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

The jump shot

I don’t get the jump shot. I really don’t. I understand why someone takes a jumper if the defender is right there. Sure. You want to jump high and got the shot over the defender. I don’t understand why players take a jump shot if they are wide open. What’s the advantage over taking a set shot? Can someone help me here.