Originally Posted by BrotherDave
I don't like calling straddle just a different stance rather than style though. I know what you're saying but you wouldn't consider someone shooting freethrows granny style just a different stance than the conventional. Semantics.
Granny style still uses the same stance as a traditional free throw. But there is a reason it isn't used much. Its not nearly as effective. The straddle stance has specific advantages and disadvantages against other stances. I guess I was trying to say that the straddle is more of an option than a distinctive style.