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Steve Nash - And One

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Steve Nash - And One English, baby! Video Lesson
史蒂夫·纳什教授“二加一”

Date: Feb 13 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Grammar: Passive Voice

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If you’re playing against the Phoenix Suns, the last place you want to see Steve Nash is on the free throw line. Yet he is there quite often. How does he do it?
Steve is an extremely skilled player who knows how to get his opponents to foul him. He often makes his shot even though he was fouled. When that happens, he gets to shoot one free throw (instead of the usual two free throws for a foul on a missed shot). That’s called an and one.
We asked Steve to talk about this term and to tell us about his free throw routine.

如果你与菲尼克斯太阳队较量,最不想在罚球线上看见史蒂夫·纳什。但他往往就在那里出现。他是如何做到的呢?
史蒂夫是一名技术精湛的球员,他知道如何造成对手犯规。他甚至经常在造成对手犯规的情况下成功投篮。这时候,他就得到了一次罚球机会(与通常因对方犯规而造成投篮不中后,罚球两次不同)。这就叫做二加一。
我们邀请史蒂夫讲解这个术语并告诉我们他的罚球习惯。

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Nash

Nash

Jason

Jason

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! Steve Nash is one of the best free throw shooters in the NBA, so we recently asked him to teach the term “and one.”

Nash:  And one is when you score a basket and get fouled, you say, “and one,” because you get to shoot one free throw on top of the basket.

Jason:  You’re really good at getting and ones. What is the trick?

Nash:  Concentration. What you’ve got to do if you have an opportunity to make a shot when you’re being fouled, is you’ve got to concentrate and see if you can finish the play.

Jason:  You’re also really good at free throws and making them once you get them. You have this routine. Can you tell us about that?

Nash:  My routine is something I was taught at a young age, to build a routine so every time you step up to the line it’s the same, and you take out any room for error or loss of concentration, so it feels comfortable every time you do it and you can take out any variance. For me, I just try to have the same routine every time, and that gives me comfort that I’ll make the shot.

Jason:  It looks like you’re running through it in your mind. Is that what you’re doing?

Nash:  Yeah, I practice a couple of free throws without the ball. It’s just a rehearsal. It’s just like going and practicing your free throws in your mind.

Jason:  Thanks so much.

Nash:  You’re welcome.

Jason:  The way we wrap these up is give a high five and say, “English, baby!” You up for that?

Nash:  English, baby!

 

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Steve Nash explains how to use the term “and one.” In basketball, you say “and one” when you get fouled while scoring a basket. You get to shoot one free throw, so you have a chance to score an extra point.

Steve Nash must say “and one” a lot, because he is one of the best players in the NBA at scoring a basket and being fouled at the same time. He’s also a great free throw shooter, so he scores a lot of extra points for his team, the Phoenix Suns.

Steve says that in order to score a basket while you’re being fouled, you have to concentrate very hard. And in order to make a lot of free throws, it helps to follow the same routine every time. That’s what Steve does to make himself feel calm and comfortable, since shooting free throws can be stressful.

What do you do to make yourself feel calm in stressful situations?

For more English lessons with Nash and his teammates, visit our blog.

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I usually walk and i talk with God.and i usually drink a bottle of water.

10:58 AM Aug 04 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Candy,  where that concert will take place, is popular music, a rock band ? I bet that you will have your own groupies.Wink

11:41 AM Feb 17 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

A year ago I took a cigarette to become calmer in a stressful situation. But now I don’t smoke. I give it up. So, these days I try to take a deep breath instead of a cigarette. It helps, by the way.

02:34 AM Feb 16 2012 |

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

honestly I turned off my phone ,try to have some times a lone , mostly I pray

02:14 PM Feb 15 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

Haha..Julito maybe you are right. I have never heard Lesya screaming. But if you are right, poor bears:)

08:13 AM Feb 14 2012 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

friendlover, why would the bears  try to  hurt Lesya, on the contrary  , they will surely be scared to death  at hearing her  howling like hell. Cry

05:40 AM Feb 14 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

So it’s really helpful, I should try this one day.


Buttafly, it’s good you don’t do it if there are cars around, you would cause an accident :)


Kotlesya, I think forest is the best. But be sure there is no dangerous animals around…They can be much more dangerous if you scare them. For example bears don’t hurt people unless they feel scared or get injured.

05:34 AM Feb 14 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

friendlover and Buttafly,  long time ago I  heard about the method you were talking about and I wished I could try it myself to see how it works. I did not have the appropriate place to check it. I suppose it worth to try to scream out it in the forest or on the middle of the field where is nobody around.

10:19 PM Feb 13 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Julito, when I feel like to release some stress, i go to Wonderland, to some scary rides and curvy roller costers and yell there at the top of my lungs. It helps. After that I’m happy and serene.

03:12 PM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Butta, I have a friend on facebook , she is a lawyer and lives in San Francisco .She recently posted that  she likes to howl  when she is alone. Well, now I see that to some people this must be therapeutic (you one of them)  ,otherwise ,why would they do  this??   

01:59 PM Feb 13 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

I don’t know Ryo, 


I have necer thought about it. 


Thanks to God I don’t think it’s the best way and I don’t do that.



11:40 AM Feb 13 2012 |

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friendlover

Turkey

One of my friends told me once, the best way to feel calm in a stressful situatin is to find a silient place and shout as loud as you can. I have never tried this so I don’t know if it works but my frieds said it really works.


Have you ever tried something like that? Is it helpful??

10:07 AM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

RYO, I will come back later  .  see you around.

09:53 AM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Friends ,my stress level is low, I must leave  and attend  a problem with my client that will surely  high   my blood preasure  and put my stress  to a  freak out level. hehehe 

09:51 AM Feb 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, life is not only “not easy” life is cruel. The only one statement consoles: “All will pass. No exception.


All will pass, and this will too” 


In the ocassion, when people have  the set of terrible events of life to wait “all will pass” is meaningless matter. In the ocassion like this people have to learn how to live and how to cope with the everlasting stress caused with sad event. It will become subdued in time, but it will last in the heart there is no doubt in that. 

09:38 AM Feb 13 2012 |

khaled_islam

Yemen

// I don’t know him because i don’t like basketball ,, my favorite sport is kick boxing it’s good sport . but there are fans for basketball in the world by the way anyone want play basketball he need to be tall and has strong ,,


09:23 AM Feb 13 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

mnal.  yes !!!!!Wink

09:22 AM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

KOTLESYA.  I agree with your statement,  and by the way , in Argentina we use the same expression ” it never rains…...... .As far as stress  ,each one has to cope with it individually . Some people go the gym, others  prefer  to go to the cinema or as Mnal commented  going out and  do some shopping, yet others practise Yoga and meditation. I prefer  a combination of them . Sometimes rains, sometimes pours but ultimately all came to pass .Life is not easy  and there aren´t simple solutions ,having a supportative family helps a lot  .

09:19 AM Feb 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Hello, everybody! I deliberately did not comment anything. I wanted to listen you all at first.  I like the methods you use in the struggle with stress.


Julito, jokes are good distraction, but sometimes stress kills all skills to laugh. 


Snoopyboy,”stresses are essential to keep equilibrium in your life” – yes, they theoretically are, but practically, – not.


For some stange reason, we often meet the disbalance between stresses and calm life in favour of stresses of course. 


We have a wise saying in my country : “It never rains but it pours, misfortunes never come alone” . 

09:03 AM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Friendlover,  we would like to hear  some jokes about us . I think that our friends have a good stock of them. Undecided

08:52 AM Feb 13 2012 |

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