Takuya Kimura wrote:falcolombardi wrote:essentially because the aiming is more complex
you have to aim to a specific part of the backboard in a way that it bounces in a good angle to the hoop
with aiming to the rim you have less stuff to worry about and is easier to use the rim as visual reference
in shorter shots in a diagonal angle (the classic Bank shot) however the angle is relatively easy to see and hit making it a viable option .
This is exactly what I think, which makes me wonder why the bank shot was a thing in the first place.
is easier for beginners to hit bankshots from diagonal angles