Even with proper mechanics and my technique of focus and concentration, I still had to put it all together in a process that could be repeated. I began shooting 500 free throws a day, in increments of 25.
As I improved, I kept setting new goals. One day, I heard on the radio that, according to the census, there were nine million men in America my age. I remember thinking, “I’d like to be one of the ten best seventy-year-old free throw shooters in the country.” I felt that goal would challenge me, but it was still attainable.