By Andrew Fisher @AndrewFisherRS on May 30, 2014
The three-point shot has only been around in the NBA since 1979. During the past 35 years the game has changed immensely, and much of that can be contributed to the trey.
Here's a look at the top 15 three-point shooters in NBA history:
The Phoenix Suns coach was one heck of a shot during his playing days. Over his career he drained 828 threes at a 40.2% clip.
Richmond had a very solid NBA career with the Kings and Warriors, in which he drained 1,326 threes at a 38.8% rate.
Terry's NBA days could be numbered, but believe it or not, he's one of the best three-point shooters in league history with nearly 2,000 made (1,950, 37.9%).
Thunder Dan had a stellar career from behind the arch, making 1,360 at a 35.8% clip.
Mr. Big Shot. How many big threes has this guy hit over the years? Overall he's made 1,830, while shooting 38.7%.
Kidd was never a great shooter, but he played so long he made a ton of threes (1,988).
His sons are probably more popular than he ever was, but Dell Curry was one heck of a sharp shooter back in the day. He drained 1,245 threes at a 40.1 % rate.
While he hasn't hit as many as his father, Steph Curry is on pace to be one of the all-time leaders in three-pointers made. So far through five years he's made 905 at an amazing 43.5% clip.
Korver has made a career out draining shots from downtown. Thus far he's hit 1,508, while his 42.4% is good for 11th all time.
People think of Nash as an assist man, but he's definitely one of the all-time great three-point shooters with 1,685 made and a 42.7% average.
To call Rice a smooth shooter would be one heck of an understatement. The guy was just lights out from downtown, making 1,559 over his career, while shooting 40%.
You wouldn't think Stojakovic is an all-time great, but the numbers don't lie. He hit 1,760 over his 13-year career.
Ellis is one of the most underrated three-point shooters in history. He ranks near the top in league history with 1,719 made at 40.3%.
Kerr didn't shoot a ton of threes because he was a career-backup, but he made nearly one out of every two he took. Kerr holds the all-time career percentage record at 45%.
Miller was not only a dead eye from downtown, he was also clutch and could hit them when it mattered most. In total, he ranks second in three-pointers made with an astounding 2,560.
There's really no doubt about who the three-point GOAT is -- Ray Allen. He sets a new record every time he makes one in the regular season, and as of now, he's in first place by a mile (2,973).
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