Would my ability in a game with a regular size hoop be better than someone who used a regular ring to practice?
Suppose the ring is the same height (10ft), same distance from the backboard, but the only difference is the circular size. Lets say its 3 centremetres (an inch and a bit) small all the way around the rim than the standard sized hoop.
I practice on this hoop daily. Will my shots now be more effective, because I’m less lazy about shooting, and can achieve it on a much more difficult ring?
You could apply this to American Football kickers as well (using less wide goal posts) etc etc.