This is probably why he misses a lot.
His lack of mental strength is a weakness.
“In practice, I don’t think about what I do when I’m at the free-throw line and I make them,” Howard said in a recent interview. “In the game, I’m thinking so much that when I start missing, I start thinking about missing again — or if I miss, what people are going to say.”
“I just get in the game and I over-think it because that’s all I’ve heard was, ‘You can’t make free throws,'” Howard said. “On one hand, I’m trying to prove a point — and I’m trying to prove it so bad that I just miss it. So that’s something I need to work on.”
He is currently shooting 48% from the Free Throw line this year.