I mean Every kind of shot not just a 3 point shooter.
1. Brian Scalabrine
2 through 5 just don't even matter. Its all about the white mamba.
I think scott3210 nailed it.
since its not just 3 pt shooters that makes it tougher
1. Ray Allen-more than just a 3 pt threat. has a solid mid-range game too
2. Larry Bird
Nice list, almost exactly like mine, other than Jerry West. Didn't see him play and haven't many highlights so I can't include him.
No particular order;
Joe Dumars / Dan Marjerle / Chris Mullin
I think Kobe has to be on the list. He is a great all around shooter. mid range, step back, three pointers, free throws, I do believe if he ever entered and did more than one All Star three point contest he would have won atleast one. I can't say the same for Michael Jordan.
I'll agree Kobe is a good 3 pt shooter. Maybe better than Jordan but only cause Jordan didn't develop that part of his game until later
The idea that Kobe is a good 3 point shooter is a myth. He is a 33% guy for his career and thats especially bad when hes taken over 5 3's a game since 2002.
Same with D Wade. Whenever I play 2k online and face the heat, my opponent just jacks up 3's with wade all day. I always win and they never understand what they did wrong. Wade is a 29% shooter from beyond the arc for his career.
I not really going on stats. But if I was Steve Nash would have to be number one in Basketball history.
100% agree with nbanflguy. Blows my mind when people think D-Wade is a good shooter, when he's poor from deep and nothing more then solid from midrange. Kobe's % is effected from tough shots, and last second shots, but D-Wade is just a mediocre shooter straight up.
The one guy if he hadn't gotten hurt. That could have likely been top 5 to me is Michael Redd. I told my friends that and none of them thought that. But he was deadly from everywhere back then.
3) Jesus Shuttlesworth
4) Reggie Miller
5) Steve Nash
Ray Allen, Larry Bird, Steve Nash, dirk Nowitzki, and Mark Price in no order.
Not in any order
Gott have Chris mullin over Kerr, Stockton, Rice - the guy was a mid-range machine
Petrovic is probably one of the best all-time shooters in basketball history, but not NBA history
Ok I'm sorry but Michael Jordan is not the 2nd best shooter in the history of the NBA. If he was he probably woulda averaged like 70 or something for his career.
Reggie Miller, Chris Mullin, Ray Allen, Dale Ellis, Paul Pierce (and I am a Laker fan).
So many good ones to choose from. I don't dispute anyone on anyone's list thus far. All these guys are in the conversation. Scott Skiles, Jeff Hornacek, Hersey Hawkins, Steve Novak, Hubert Davis, Anthony Marrow, and others are all great shooters
If we are talking more than catch and shoot situations, MJ has to be in the top 5. Sure, he wasn't a great 3-pt shooter, but it was more effective for him to attack the D, and he showed he could hit 3s when required in the Portland Finals series. He was money on turnarounds in the post, pull-ups off the dribble, and yes, even catch and shoot situations.
The man scored 51 points at age 48, and if you look at the clip, the vast majority of those points were on jump shots; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye-0ghhY7uw
I'd say Larry Bird is the best, with Allen ahead of him too, but I'd have MJ as third all-time due to his versatility and ability. He has the best mid-range game of all-time by a big margin in my opinion.
Not sure who I'd round out my top 5 with, but Allen, Bird and MJ are definitely my top 3.