Here is a list of the best 3-point shooters of all time.
Recently, an incredible video of Steph Curry making 103 threes in a row went viral. Which made me wonder: Is Steph Curry the best 3-point shooter of all time? And who else is on the list?
Read further to know.
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5. Steve Nash
Steve Nash is one of the best point guards of all-time. He’s won consecutive MVP awards with the Phoenix Suns in 2005 and 2006.
As a pure point guard, his first instinct was to set up his teammates for open shots or easy dunks. That makes it even more impressive that he made 1685 3-pointers with an elite 42.8% 3-point percentage!
The Phonix Suns never won it all, losing against some of the best teams of all time like the Spurs or Lakers. Rewatching games, Steve Nash actually said that he wished that he had shot more. He also wished he had been a little more selfish during his playing career. He could have been #1 on this list!
4. Ray Allen
Ray Allen leads all players in NBA history with 2973 made three-pointers and managed to stay just above the magic 40% 3-point percentage.
He played in the NBA for 18 years for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat, made the All-Star team 10 times, and was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2018.
He is most famous for hitting a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals after an offensive rebound by Chris Bosh to tie the game, eventually stealing the NBA title from the San Antonio Spurs.
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3. Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr is the all-time 3-point percentage leader in the NBA shooting a ridiculous 45.4% from deep!
He played during the ’90s when shooting threes was not nearly as common as today and averaged only 1.8 3-point attempts per game which explains the relatively low overall number of made threes. Compared to this era it’s hard to understand why he didn’t shoot more – Steph Curry took 11.7 3-point attempts a game in 2018-19!
Today, Steve Kerr is best known for coaching the Golden State Warriors. But before that, he was famous for being a sharpshooter for Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs winning five championships.
The most famous moment of his playing career is undoubtedly when he nailed an open jumper assisted by a double-teamed Michael Jordan to clinch the 1997 NBA championship.
2. Kyle Korver
When the Nets drafted Kyle Korver with the #51 pick of the 2003 NBA draft they immediately sold his rights to the Philadelphia Sixers for $125.000 to cover their costs for summer league and a new copy machine.
Today, Kyle Korver ranks #2 on this list thanks to his elite 3-point percentage (42.7%) while shooting a LOT of threes during his NBA career (ranking #4 at 2450 made threes) – not bad for a guy who was “traded for a copy machine”!
He made the NBA All-Star team in 2015 with the 60-22 Atlanta Hawks and played in the 2017 and 2018 NBA finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside Lebron James (losing both times to the Golden State Warriors).
1. Stephen Curry
Steph Curry is without a doubt the best 3-point shooter of all time. His 3-point percentage is absolutely elite at 42.8%, especially considering the difficulty of shots he takes.
Steve Kerr could only dream of shooting off the dribble or pulling up from the logo like Steph Curry does almost every game!
He passed Ray Allen to become the NBA player with the most 3-pointers ever made on Dec. 14th 2021 and I am sure there are many more to follow!
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