Who is the best shooter of all time?

Who is the best all time shooter in NBA history?

  • Jason Kapono

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  • Steve Kerr

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  • Mike Penberthy

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  • Nikola Jokic

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  • Terry Mills

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  • Mark Price

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  • Steve Nash

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  • Kyle Korver

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  • Klay Thompson

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  • Mike Miller

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  • Dale Ellis

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  • JJ Redick

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  • Brent Barry

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  • Antoine Walker

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  • Total voters
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I'm not sure how you can watch the defense on Larry Bird below and say how hard it would be for Curry shooting threes back in the day. Defenders were 2 meters away from him half the time, and not even putting their hands up some of the time. They wouldn't even pick up players until they were at the 3 point line.

 

peternorth

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The guys at PTI are asking and answering where does curry rank among the nba best? they surmise lebron, KB/harden then curry.

the canadian tony K states that curry is the best all time shooter
 

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Nope, although we tend to think of him differently.

Lillard will go down as one of the best all time when it's all said and done.
Lillard is up there, but his overall percentage will stop him from being among the top few. Only once over 40% (barely at 40.1%).

He's got as good a range as anyone but (including Steph).
 

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Lillard is up there, but his overall percentage will stop him from being among the top few. Only once over 40% (barely at 40.1%).

He's got as good a range as anyone but (including Steph).
True, but I think there's an important distinction between guys who are creating their own shot vs playing off ball.

Lillard isn't assisted on more than half his career threes made, which is astounding. Also there's the sheer volume of makes, which obviously is something that sets a lot of the modern elite apart.
 

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True, but I think there's an important distinction between guys who are creating their own shot vs playing off ball.

Lillard isn't assisted on more than half his career threes made, which is astounding. Also there's the sheer volume of makes, which obviously is something that sets a lot of the modern elite apart.
Volume is important. Steve Kerr shooting 3 wide open 3s a game, vs Steph taking 12 a game (2 uncontested) is a huge factor.
 

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Volume is important. Steve Kerr shooting 3 wide open 3s a game, vs Steph taking 12 a game (2 uncontested) is a huge factor.
Yep exactly.

I mean Steph's dad was an awesome shooter in his own right, but doing it off the bench or as a role player is a specialist role.

Pretty sure Steph would shoot 50% and Lillard 45% if they were playing off Michael Jordan or Shaq or Olajuwon.
 

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You talk this sweeping statement like nobody else has an opinion that no other player is considered the best shooter of all time, which is bullshit as you don't know what every single player's view is.

All I know is the defence of 2021 ain't sh*t compared to other eras.

And defence is highly important in the context of how easily and frequently players get shots off.

Being an outstanding shooter in an era where defence was at its peak levels meant you had to be an extraordinary shooter to stand out.

Now you've got all the rules on your side and half arses defenders guarding you.
As others have pointed out your rambling tangent was that far off the mark from the start it ain’t funny. Shooters weren’t even guarded as well back then compared to how they are now.

You’re as clueless as they come on bigfooty. Anybody that reads your posts is dumber for it.
 

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Three pointers, sort of important when talking about shooters.

So Curry shoots 48% from midrange since he became MVP Curry. I'm comfortable in saying that would be as good as any mid range shooter in the history of the league.



I see others have answered all your other crazy, but this was particularly laughable when it comes to 3 point defense.

What's Luc Longley doing to guard Curry on a switch?

Here's Michael Jordan making 6 threes in a half against Portland in the NBA Finals. In the NBA Finals when defense was at it's strongest. What's Curry doing when he's getting defended like that? They aren't even putting their hands up.


They hardly ever defended 3 pointers back in the day. There was no such thing as the flyby
GOAT 😍
 

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Volume is important. Steve Kerr shooting 3 wide open 3s a game, vs Steph taking 12 a game (2 uncontested) is a huge factor.
It's what sets guys like Steph apart from your traditional three point shooters back in the day like Legler, Craig Hodges, Kerr, Kapono etc...

Kerr though shouldnt be forgotten. Kerr in his prime against Steph in a three point contest would be interesting. Obviously in game it's completely different and they are worlds apart.
 

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Big call, but one thats worthy of discussion.

Question is how does one measure clutchness?
I believe Bird has hit more game winner shots than MJ but still the way bird would tell opponents literally where he was going to shoot and it was going in no matter what they did they weren't stopping him I mean can't go past Bird.
 

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