The idea is to imagine he’s posing for a Polaroi — errrrr an iPhone X.

This summer, Malik Beasley went to work with his trainer, Marc Campbell, on tweaking his shot. Reviewing last season’s film, Campbell noticed that Beasley had gotten in the habit of leaning backwards when he uncorked a jumper. The trainer and his pupil worked on making sure Beasley jumped straight up and down — not farther away from the orange cylinder he was aiming for.

‘When I shoot, don’t fade back,” Beasley said Friday. “Stay in my shot. Like I’m posing for a picture.”

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Christian Clark
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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.