Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  10 responses

Wesley Matthews And His Three-Point Goggles

The only explanation here, friends, is that Wes is from the future. The Oregonian reports: “Turns out Matthews was wearing goggles that serve as a training aid designed to help players shoot without overfocusing on the basket visually. The guy who helped popularize ’3-Goggles’ was using a pair of goggles to make himself a better three-point shooter. ‘It’s like a strobe light so if I’m throwing something at you, it kind of blocks your vision, so you’re not seeing what you’re focusing on the whole time,’ he said. Several players had tried the device, with Dante Cunningham saying it made him ill. Matthews — one of the Blazers’ biggest gym rats — said he’ll try anything to get better. What’s the point of the goggles? Matthews, who has made a team-high 84 three-pointers this season and is shooting 38 percent behind the arc, took a stab at explaining. ‘You’re just not constantly focusing on what it is you’re looking at,’ he said. ‘So for me, it’s the rim, I’m not seeing it the whole time, so I take bits and pieces of it and just mentally train myself to know where the rim is every time. It just helps so you don’t have to look down at your feet or anything like that. Muscle memory, really.’”

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  • rainman

    “to know where the rim the rim is every time. ”

    spell check anyone?

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    1.21 gigawatts? Great Scott!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I thought we were talking about the little gesture he does after hitting a big 3….lol this just sounds ridiculous though….Daunte Cunningham said it made him ill….lmao

  • Cheech

    Hopefully none of them have epilepsy.

  • vtrobot

    i thought the same thing as Black Rick. i’m not sure 38% is a ringing endorsement for the product, even though wes is having a nice season. tonight vs. the C’s won’t be nice, tho.

  • http://www.slamonline.com zog

    wow haha matbe give them to jason kidd

  • http://www.slamonline.com zog

    wow haha maybe give them to jason kidd

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Whatever works. Robot, that 38% from 3, which is nice. ….zog, check the all time 3pt made list, then slap yourself

  • a_whiteman

    Co sign tarzan on both fronts. You can no longer call him Ason Kidd. As for 38% it may not be league leading but it is still above average and a good percentage for someone who is scoring like wes.

  • unrel

    what was his percentage before the goggles?