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Top 10 Best 3-Point Shooters Of All-Time

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By Jordan Tracy

Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract to play along side LeBron James once again. The strategy behind it all is to surround big stars with sharp shooting talent to knock down big three pointers in tough spots. These are shooters that other teams regret leaving open. Here is my list of the best 3-point shooters of all time.

 

10. Tim Legler

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Tim Legler made this list because of his ridiculous 1995-96 season where he shot 52.2% from the 3-point line. He also won the 1997 AT&T Three Point Contest.   

 

9. Kyle Korver

With 3,459 3-pointers attempted, Kyle Korver has the 11th best 3-point percentage of all-time with 42.5%.  He is second of all-time in 3-point percentage among shooter with over 3,500 3-pointers attempted.  He holds the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer with 127 games.

  

8. Dirk Nowitzki 

10th all time in points in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki has been a star for a long time. The 12 time All Star has a career 38.3% 3-point percentage in 3,843 attempts. He recently resigned with the Mavericks for a three year, $25 million deal.

 

7. Glen Rice

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The three time All Star and a member of the 2000 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, Glen Rice could really shoot. He led the league in 3-point percentage in the 1996-97 season. He is a career 40% 3-point shooter in 3,896 attempts. 

 

6. Steve Nash

This versatile 3-point and assist machine has a 42.8% career 3-point percentage in 3,939 attempts. Among all players with over 3,500 attempts, he ranks first in 3-point percentage.

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5. Dale Ellis 

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A great 3-point shooter, Ellis has a career 3-point percentage of 40.3%.  He has made 1,719 3-pointers and led the league in 1997-98 in 3-point percentage. 

 

4. Peja Stojakovic 

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Peja Stojakovic is 9th all time in 3-pointers made with 1,760 and has a career 3-point percentage of 40.1%.  He was a member of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks.

 

3. Larry Bird

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Larry Legend is one of the best players of all time.  The numbers may not show how great of a three point shooter he was, but he was a clutch shooter and could knock down a tough three.

 

2. Reggie Miller

It’s very tough to place Reggie Miller and Larry Bird on this list. They are interchangeable on most lists but I put Miller ahead because he has the numbers. He’s made 6,486 3-pointers in his career at 39.5% from the 3-point line.

 

1. Ray Allen

 
Ray Allen is the best 3-point shooter of all time.  There is no doubt about it.  He has made the most 3-pointers in NBA history with 2,973 and has a career 3-point percentage of 40%. He has yet to decide what he’s going to do this upcoming season, but whatever he does, he’ll still go down as the best 3-point shooter of all-time.

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