Dwight Howard has relied on some interesting concentration tactics, it appears.
Dwight Howard is an objectively terrible free throw shooter. He shot 48.9% from the line last season, a career-low. Dwight has averaged a double-double every year of his career, true, but he has declined steeply in this particular area of the game of basketball and is thus a target of intentional fouls and scrutiny.
ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh dug up a fascinating tidbit in a recent story on free throws involving Howard and one particular pop singer whose name may or may not be in the title of this story.
“I used to sing Beyoncé songs, that was my thing," Howard told ESPN. “I told her about it when I saw her. I said, 'When I sing your song, I make my free throws.' She seemed to like that.”
We cannot vouch for this method working, but here are some songs Howard could sing in the future as he embarks on his next journey with the Atlanta Hawks.
• Free Bird, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
• It’s Going Down, by Yung Joc
• Bird Set Free, by Sia
• Free Fallin', by Tom Petty
• Throw it in the Bag, by Fabolous
• Who Shot Ya, by The Notorious B.I.G.
• Throw it Up, by Lil Jon
• Throw Sum Mo, by Rae Sremmurd
• Don’t Shoot, by Chamillionaire
• Miss Me, by Drake