Why does Allen Iverson and Lebron James (maybe others) wear the long sockish looking thing on there shooting arms.
I always thought that Allen Iverson was just being a douche when he wore this. But last night on ESPN I saw that LeBron James wears on also, and, since i dont think that LeBron is a douche, perhaps there is a actually reason.
Does anyone know? (I heard once that it may promote better blood circulation??)
I did some research last night. Sounds like lebron is wearing one b/c his arm is sore. I also saw that it is supposed to help with shooting form. There are also rumors that Iverson wears one to cover questionable tats.
that is interesting, I wonder it what way it would help shooting form. Sounds like it does give '+5 shooting accuracy'. Thats for the Reply Dug.
One thought that I had while playing bball the other night was that if i had a sock on my arm, I could use it to wipe sweat off of my face/forehead instead of having to use the bottom half of my teeshirt.
Supposed to keep the elbow in or some such bullshit. I would think that these guys should have probably taken enough jumpers over time that the form on each shot should be automatic from muscle memory. I don't believe they would work well for sweat wipers though as I think they are that real think stretchy material. Won't absorb much of anything.
Oh yeah, the guy at the gym isn't terrible, but I wouldn't put him clearly in the top 1/3 of players in the gym. Plus he is white, he just looks terrible. You have to be a special kind of guy to pull that shit off. His hair doesn't help any either, he has that shelf thing going on in the front. You can tell he takes a lot of time putting his color coordinating outfit and working on his hair before he goes to play ball.
Post by Saggitariutt Jefferspin (ith) on Feb 9, 2009 11:40:57 GMT -6
Kind of reminds me of when I go to the gym, and and there's guys there that have gelled (usually spiked)gair, coordinated everything outfits (which probably cost more than half my wardrobe) and just stand around talking to other douches. Think of the video "My New Haircut"
Actually I don't see that much more now that I go to the 'Y'...it was more at Aspen (athletic club).
Last weekend, while playing Disc golf, I got into a bit of what I assume is poison ivy. I have a spot about the size of a hot tamale' and a couple of smaller splotches. It is a small area on my left fore arm that i can cover with a band aid or two.
Since the poison ivy was "oozing" and I was out of Band-Aids I needed a quick fix to keep my arm covered while I slept. (So the shit didn’t spread).
My solution was to cut the toe out of one of my ankle socks and put the sock on my arm like one of these shooting sleeves.
The thing is, it was fucking comfortable. AND the Poison Ivy has not spread. I am beginning to understand why they may wear them. Of course I looked like a douche with a sock on my arm, but shit.
Post by hawkeyedug on Jun 15, 2009 16:15:38 GMT -6
I've worn a black band on my right wrist for probably 3 years. It is an Iowa one with a tigerhawk on each side of the "IOWA". I haven't taken it off bince I've put it on. The couple of years before that I wore a yellow one. Before that I wore a livestrong bracelet, before most people had heard of them, but that was because I worked at the Nike Outlet in Williamsburg in the summers during college and we had to wear them.
If wearing the black tigerhawk band makes me a douche than so be it (though I doubt it is the deciding factor). At this point I would feel weird without it after having a band on my wrist constantly for the past 6+ yeas.
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2009 16:17:32 GMT -6 by hawkeyedug
Nah, the douchiness eminates from the person, through the "sock" or the 'rubber band' If a "non douche" is wearing one of these peices of clothing it becomes easily apparent that a non douche is simply wearing the article of clothing.
Douchiness comes from the inside. I would say you are safe, hawkeyeDug.
The guy I'm thinking of had a normal, everyday, wide, brown rubber band on his wrist. And he was a complete douche. Thought he was God's gift to: basketball, women, work, golf, etc, etc. You know the type. And he was also an attention whore. So, maybe that was why he wore the rubber band.
Kirk Ferentz is currently 114-82 at Iowa and is the 9th highest paid coach in the nation.