Allan Houston Teaches Port Chester Kids the Science Behind 'The Shot'

Retired NBA star Allan Houston teaches childrenfrom the Carver Center basketball moves and life skills at Garibaldi Park in Port Chester July 27, 2010.

To New Yorkers, Allan Houston will forever be known for The Shot.

Seared into memories of every Knicks fan is the image of Houston making the fateful basket that sent the top-seeded Miami Heat to an early exit -- and the last-seeded Knicks to the next round as they battled their way to the NBA Finals in 1999.

Houston was one of the NBA's deadliest pinpoint shooters, with career averages of .863 at the free throw line and .402 from beyond the three point arc.

Now, he's teaching the sweet science of his familiar jumpshot to local kids in Port Chester. Port Chester Patch caught up with Houston at Garibaldi Park, where he's volunteering weekly this summer as part of the Carver Center's summer basketball camp. Houston took some time to tell Patch about his work with local kids and his Allan Houston Legacy Foundation.

Click the video icon on the right to watch Houston help kids line up their shots and view a photo gallery of the on-court action from the camp's July 27 session.


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