Originally Posted by Iuanes
Yes and no. As mentioned before, having a shotgun or machine gun strategy of overwhelming an opponent isn't lucky if its done in the right way against the right opponent.
HOWEVER, simply having the intention of doing something and then doing it, doesn't mean it wasn't lucky, I can say, I intend to score a half court shot facing away from the basket and actually do it, but does it mean I wasn't lucky?
Intention has no inherent connection with luck.
Some things can't be compared like that.
How many Half Court shots are attempted in a game? How many punches to the chin are attempted in a fight?
When a guy is standing 3 feet from you and KO's you...it wasn't really luck. He is expecting to hit you in the chin. When an NBA player makes the only half court shot he attempts in a game all year...he is shocked it was sort of luck. Can the same average Joe make that shot at the same % as Lebron James? No. There is mass skill involved to get it there and on line.
There may be luck involved in a KO. But the vast majority is skill/intention. The luck is more in what your opponents defense is. You may throw a power shot, but if he defends like an idiot you were lucky he did.
Fighters practice punching fighters in the face every day for a majority of the day....whether it is GnP or striking.
Basketball players, while they do "practice" full court shots, it in no way compares to the practice MMA fighters put into punching and KOing their opponent.
So the 2 situations are really in no way comparable. Practice makes perfect they say. One is practiced on the daily. The other is fooled around with, not really stressed by coaches and trainers to bother practicing.