3-Point Shots Attempted — 3421
3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percentSteve Nash has a beautiful shot and is one of the best three-point shooters of the last 10 years.
Nash is a career .429 shooter from long distance, and has hit 1,565 three-pointers in his career.
Nash has only averaged 3.3 three-point shots per game during his career, so his percentage is a bit misleading, but he’s an amazing shooter nonetheless.
His .388 three-point percentage while hitting 1,326 threes is quite impressive when he was the primary scoring option for the Sacramento Kings during the prime of is career.
Richmond was also one of Michael Jordan’s toughest defensive assignments in the 1990s.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 603
3-Point Shot Percentage — 43.1 percentAs far as pure long distance shooters go, Tim Legler is as efficient and fluid as they come.
The 1995-96 three-point shootout champion shot a career .431 percent from the outside, including an amazing .522 percentage in the 1995-96 season.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 1599
3-Point Shot Percentage — 45.4 percentSteve Kerr was an amazing three-point shooter, and a very important piece of Chicago Bulls three championships from 1996-98.
Kerr hit them in the regular season at a career .454 percent rate, but also had some memorable playoff threes.
Kerr is actually the all-time leader in three-point percentage, and also won the 1997 three-point shootout in Cleveland.
Yes he benefited from being open while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were driving the lane, but he still knocked down the shots, no matter how much pressure there was.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 3060
3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.7 percen3-D was an outstanding player in his NBA career.
He got his nickname 3-D by his ability to make consistent long 3-pointers in the game.
In the 1995/96 year, this player made the record with 267, 3-pointers in one season.
How good was Rice’s shooting? In the 1997 NBA All-Star game Rice’s three-point exhibition earned him the All-Star record for most points in a quarter and a half.
He won the game’s MVP award, which you’d think would have been obvious with the records, but some guy named Michael Jordan had the first ever All-Star triple-double that
3-Point Shots Attempted — 4256
3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.0 percentPeja Stojakovic is the best shooter of any international player in NBA history, and is one of the most deadly three-point shooters of the last decade.
He’s made over 1,700 threes in his career, while doing so at a .400 percent rate.
Stojakovic was a big part of the Sacramento Kings’ success in the early 2000s, and finally got his first championship ring this past season with the Dallas Mavericks.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 6486
3-Point Shot Percentage — 39.5 percentReggie Miller is one of the greatest shooters ever, and one of the most clutch playoff shooters of all time.
Miller is second all-time with 2,560 three-pointers made, and shot a solid .395 percent in his career.
Miller was not only a spot up outside shooter, he could shoot them all off-balance, fading away, and in big playoff games, like in the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Knicks.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 1727
3-Point Shot Percentage — 37.6 percentLarry Bird is the best three-point shooter of the 1980s, and would routinely break teams’ backs with a big three-point shot late in the fourth quarter.
Bird made 649 threes in his career at a .376 rate, but stats don’t tell the whole story.
Bird would hit three-pointers with guys all over him, fading away, and off balance.
He won the first three three-point shootouts ever, and even would walk into the locker room before the contests and ask the other contestants who was going to finish second.
With countless clutch playoff three-pointers, Bird’s ability to shoot well on the game’s biggest stage, the NBA Finals, puts him ahead of Miller.
Also, don’t get me wrong, watch some old-time videos of Bird shooting and tell me if Reggie is better than him.
3-Point Shots Attempted — 6317
3-Point Shot Percentage — 40.2 percentRay Allen is the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 2,600 of them and counting, with a .402 percentage.
Allen has the best shooting form in NBA history, and gets to the gym hours before anyone, and is the last one to leave.
His work ethic and ability to stay confident when he’s having an off night helps make him the greatest shooter ever.
Not only is the greatest regular season shooter, he’s hit countless big shots in the playoffs.
Here are some of his big time playoff three-pointers and records:
Record 8 threes in one NBA Finals game, 2010 Game 2.
Game winner in 2011 1st round vs. Knicks, Game 1.
Game winner in 2009 1st round vs. Bulls, Game 2.
2008 NBA FINALS