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to keep their arm from flaring up also to keep the muscles tight so they dont get a cramp because if they put it on their shooting arm that arm wont be loose enough to find his/her shot

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Q: Why do NBA players wear shooting sleeves?
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Why do NBA basketball players wear shooting sleeves and what does it do for them?

to support an injury to the elbow or bicep or to keep sweat off their shooting hand

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Just buy a new one! Custom Sports Sleeves sells custom made shooting arm sleeves. Best quality and made in the USA!

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