Oh no, I know how this ends. I think every athlete that has ever gone through a slump does. Not saying I don't appreciate Kyle Lowry's dedication to improving and helping his team win, but locking himself in the gym (relatively) alone after hours is not the way to work through your shooting woes. Especially when the roadblock prohibiting you from conquering those woes exists primarily in your own head. This video of Lowry making a couple jump shots is all well and good. What it doesn't show you, however, is what happened when he inevitably missed a few in a row, started tinkering with the mechanics that he's been using since grade school, and let his mind beat his body in a game of one-on-one. I have very little doubt that this solo shoot-a-round ended with one loud "FUCK!" and a basketball punted to the back row of the practice facility. Kyle Lowry hasn't forgotten how to accurately shoot a basketball, he's forgotten how to do so without thinking about it. He shot 3/13 last night, yet he was 1/1 on shots where he wasn't remotely concerned with his form. That half court heave to send the game to overtime should tell him all he needs to know. His biggest problem is that he's in his own head, and spending hours alone letting an endless amount of negative thoughts run through that head is certainly not going to increase his shooting percentage - no matter how much commitment it shows to his team.