now i dont even know what a tear drop is, i just been shooting floaters, i want to practice tear drops if there is a difference in form or something.
basically i run and i shoot with basically one hand with an arch (i do jump when i release). but its def not a high arc like Glock's floaters.
edit: some times i don't run and just toss it up using the same form, i put this in the NBA discussion because hell i don't even know what a floater in the NBA is since i really can't tell the difference.
they are the same thing, just people been giving them different names. If you want to get picky, in my opinion you use a tear drop when your closer to the basket. People usually bring up the word floater when the player is farther from the basket.
But again I believe they are both the same thing.
"I just put my faith in God. Through him we can do all things" - Kobe Bryant, March 24, 2004
Pretty much the same thing. Tear Drop is used to describe a floater that is closer to the basket, like when Tony Parker shoots a shot from 3 feet away, but it goes 14 feet in the air before dropping in the net, like a "tear drop".
John3:16 wrote:Pretty much the same thing. Tear Drop is used to describe a floater that is closer to the basket, like when Tony Parker shoots a shot from 3 feet away, but it goes 14 feet in the air before dropping in the net, like a "tear drop".
This is what I always though. A floater to me is a high arc shot you can float up there with one hand even as far back as the free throw line. I always thought a tear drop was one right at the hoop that goes almost straight up and straight back down. Like Kobe's shot against the Suns in game 4 of the 2006 playoffs off of the steal where he goes straight at the hoop, flips it wayyy up at the hoop and it drops in, tear drop. I could be wrong, but that's what I've thought.
Always thought a tear drop had a higher arc than a floater though essentially it's the same type of shot. Both are flicked at the basket. Then again, NEITHER are as sexy or artistic as the finger roll. :)
I think point of release is one way I tend to distinguish (not sure if anyone else does). teardrops are released while at least one foot is still planted. again, that distinction may be mine alone, but that makes it a different shot, with the teardrop being more of a push shot and the floater more closely resembling a jumper or lay up in that the feet are off the floor at release and the body is moving.
I believe I'm shooting a "runner" since I'm off the ground release it while in movement (i shoot it when they collapse on my on defense, don't give me room to shoot, can't beat them off the dribble, and won't bite my cross over dribbles and i love it, started ever since i saw goudlockes i guess tear drop runner) and it isn't a high arcing shot, but its in the legit mid range area.
and a floater is when you have two feet planted on the ground and you toss it up with the same form.
a tear drop is closer to the basket (i guess you can be running a bit too like how Glock's high arching runner was like) and its a high arching shot.
i tried doing tear drops, at least for me there significantly more harder. well technically i think i only tried to the teardrops runners. and I'm talking about REAL high arching
maybe it'll be easier if i have my feet planted?
in this vid, it seems like he's doing runners, not teardrops like the video says, it doesn't seem that high arching
in this vid they don't even distinguish it. i didn't know it was a 'newer' move. i thought it was always there and before sometimes id just do it instinctually like how sometimes you do a finger roll instead of a lay up, because of how the defense plays you.