Posted by: Arne on February 18th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Apart from all the other injuries one thing that makes me mad this year (and last as well) is the way Deron Williams “treats” his wrist. And there is a very simple reason for this injury: Deron doesn’t know how to break falls!
Deron plays a physical game and will get bowled over in all the blocking, driving, etc.. What he does, is trying to break his falling with his hands. NO, NO, NO – don’t do that. Any martial artist (personally I did some Aikido) will tell you that you need to distribute the falling weight over as large a surface as possible. You don’t want to get your hands under the body (Yes, physicists will know abou that, too, I guess (where’s Sheldon’s next episode when you need it to cheer you up? – but I digress)), you want to land on your body, roll, or slide the hands on the floor (not necessarily the best option for gravel ).
Deron: Please learn to fall properly – in the next off-season at the latest. There is a bunch of dojos in the region (there is even one in my own high school from back when as I just found out researching the link):
I can almost guarantee that learning to fall will make Deron a better Basketball player. Right now his wrist problems take away his long range shot and make it too easy to defend him.
And for everybody else: Aikido is a great sport – you might want to try it out yourself!
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