Center play. Part 1

United States, 1972

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Episode number 1 of Series “The Willis Reed basketball series”.
Willis Reed, star centre of the New York Nicks, in the National Basketball Association demonstrates the art of the centre play. Fundamentals of shooting, the push shot, the jump shot, the hook shot, layup and free throw are included. Shows how the little man can gain an advantage in shooting over the bigger man, how shooting can be improved by the proper holding of the ball and concentration of the eye.

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