Keeping this in mind, here are the players who have made the most three-pointers for each NBA franchise. We begin with a name that isn't usually the first that comes to mind when you think about sharpshooters (unless you are a member of Pearl Jam, we suppose). But Kevin Durant has taken 3s at a high rate throughout his career, so it is no surprise that he ranks first on this list.
Durant has made 10,928 three-pointers in his career - that's one every 0.95 minutes he has played. He debuted for the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 and hasn't missed a game since then! He also never scored less than 10 points per game during that time either. In fact, nobody has ever averaged more than 10.5 points while making at least one three-pointer per game.
Now let's look at some famous names that have shot a lot of threes in their careers. Birdman Brandon Jennings has the most three-pointers by a wide margin - 7,949! He played only six seasons but still hit over one third of his attempts.
Kobe Bryant was one of the best shooters of all time, making nearly 39% of his shots from behind the arc. He too had a short career compared to others on this list, but he still managed to make over 1,000 three-pointers during his time playing for the Lakers and Bulls.
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Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com lists the top ten 3-point shooters in NBA history. Full rankings and analyses are available by scrolling through this slideshow.
Golden State's point guard became the third player in NBA history to achieve 2,500 made 3-pointers with a 3 in the first quarter against the Bulls. Curry joined a group of sharpshooters in the Hall of Fame that includes Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. Curry needs 60 more 3-pointers hit to pass Allen on the all-time record with 2,500 points.
Here are the other two players who have made 2,500 or more three-pointers: Ray Allen (2002-13) – Boston Celtics Ray Allen broke out of a shooting slump by going 11 for 12 from beyond the arc against the Chicago Bulls on April 4, 2002. The next night he had 13 points off the bench as the Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 121-111. He reached the 2,500 mark during the season opener on October 31, 2002, against the New York Knicks. That year, Allen led the NBA in triples made with 216. Carmelo Anthony is the only other player who has shot more than 200 3-pointers in a season. He did it seven times, averaging 7.1 per game. Allen won the 3-point contest at the 2006 All-Star Game held in Cleveland.
Kobe Bryant (2004-17) – L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant made his debut in the NBA in 1996 at age 19. By 2003, he had already become one of the best shooters in league history by hitting more than 400 3-pointers.
Ray Allen is, in my opinion, the greatest three-point shooter of all time. Ray Allen holds the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in both regular and postseason competition. He was both precise and productive. The following is a list of top three-point shooters of all time.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Durant, Ray Allen, and Kyle Korver.
Top Three-Point Shooters of All Time
Name Year Team Career 3P% (Min. 750 Made)
Ray Allen 2001-10-5 Boston Celtics.443
Kobe Bryant 1996-11-16 Athens Lakers.438
Derek Fisher 2009-12-9 L.A. Lakers.433
Kevin Durant 2007-10-19 Seattle SuperSonics.440
Allen & Pippen 1989-93-95 Chicago Bulls.439
Jamaal Magloire 1998-00-01 Sacramento Kings.437
Paul Pierce 2006-10-21 Boston Celtics.436
Earl Boykins 1985-89-91 Atlanta Hawks.435
Jerry West 1969-73-77 Los Angeles Lakers.
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The Origins of the 3-Pointer The Origins of the 3-Pointer The Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association were behind the Dallas Chaparrals, 118-116, with one second remaining on the clock on November 13, 1967. The ball was inbounded to Jerry Harkness, who was 92 feet out from the hoop.
George Mikan, a 6-foot-10 NBA star who probably would've never made a 3-pointer during his playing days, happened to be the ABA commissioner and a huge proponent of the 3-pointer. "We nicknamed it the home run because it was precisely that," Mikan recalled in the book. "It got people out of their seats."
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