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Entertainment / Basketball / Bank Shot: A bank shot in basketball is a shot that relies on the ball bouncing off the backboard and into the basket. It is frequently used for mid-range jump shots from an angle (usually at the elbow) and layups. It is not commonly used for long-range shots or shots from the middle. The purpose of using the backboard is to try to hit the backboard at an angle, thus slowing the speed of the ball and increasing its chances of falling into the hoop. Another term for a bank shot is 'off the glass'. NBA players known for using the bank shot often are Sam Jones, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Scottie Pippen, Grant Hill, and Kobe Bryant.
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