Ray Allen and the Most Three-Pointers in NBA History
What’s neat about this list – the top 20 shooters from downtown in NBA history – is that more than half of these guys are still playing, or expect to be playing when the season finally rolls around come Christmas Day.
For the 12 actives, you can see the team they last played for – not all will remain true as we enter the NBA’s belated free agency period beginning this Friday, December 9th.
But expect to see Allen, and Paul Pierce, again in the Celtics’ Green and White. Jason Kidd says he’s still got two or three more years left, too. And there’s Chauncey Billups, a surprising fifth all-time – he’ll be back with the Knicks. In fact, every one of the actives at least want to come back.
By the way, the three-pointer is a relatively new shot and statistic. It was adopted by the NBA beginning with the 1979-80 season. Take that into your consideration.
|1.||Ray Allen||2,612||Boston Celtics|
|3.||Jason Kidd||1,795||Dallas Mavericks|
|4.||Peja Stojakovic||1,760||Dallas Mavericks|
|5.||Chauncey Billups||1,735||New York Knicks|
|7.||Rashard Lewis||1,674||Washington Wizards|
|8.||Jason Terry||1,650||Dallas Mavericks|
|9.||Paul Pierce||1,578||Boston Celtics|
|10.||Steve Nash||1,565||Phoenix Suns|
|14.||Nick Van Exel||1,528|
|15.||Mike Bibby||1,490||Miami Heat|
|17.||Vince Carter||1,427||Phoenix Suns|
|18.||Kobe Bryant||1,418||Los Angeles Lakers|
|18.||Jason Richardson||1,418||Orlando Magic|