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A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-10-15T19:00:39Z

Illustration by Anthony Devine

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Not enough players for practice? Roll these guys out. This basketball training device, designed to mimic an opposing player, sits on caster wheels so it can be pushed and pulled around the court by a coach using a long rod. If a player is about to take a shot, the coach can also release a latch that causes the man-shaped object to move up, simulating a defender jumping up to block a shot.

The inventor is Anthony Devine of Bristol, Pennsylvania.

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