January 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) shoots a free throw during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 92-75. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat: LeBron James Should Hire A Free-Throw Coach, Says Rick Barry

There are very few flaws to LeBron James’ game. Every single year the best player in the world comes back with a refined skill set and shows the NBA fans something new. The next step for the superstar is to improve his free-throw shooting, which is something that LeBron has vowed to work on.

However, James doesn’t seem to want to work with a free-throw coach, although the eight-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Rick Barry seems to disagree.

“If he was interested in getting my opinion, I would show him,” the Hall of Famer, who shot 90 percent in his NBA career using the underhanded style, said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. “I’m not going to show him the underhanded free throw. He doesn’t need that because he’s not that far away from being an 80-percent shooter. Dwight Howard (a 57.7 percent career marksman) needs to shoot underhanded. But there are some things I could show LeBron to refine his shooting.”

(via Fox Sports Florida)

Whether or not learning from Barry would actually help LeBron is up for debate, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. James actually did seek some guidance from his teammate Ray Allen, and LeBron actually experimented with his shooting motion a couple of times last year but generally went back to shooting the way he is used to.

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