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As with all forms of shooting the basketball, arc is extremely important. The higher the flight of the ball, the bigger the rim is when it eventually lands. This is why Shaquille O'n'eil is one of the worst free-throw shooters in history. He "throws" the ball at the rim with such a low trajectory, that it looks like he's throwing darts at the rim. Don't be like Shaq, get some arc on that shot!