Who doesn’t love gambling? The rush, the excitement and of course, the profit. So why don’t we gamble a bit and play some twisted Russian Roulette kind of game with NBA players? The rules are simple: you have to choose a guy that you’d trust your life to make a three-pointer.
Why three pointers? Because obviously, they’re the most difficult shot to make, although over the course of NBA history, and especially over the last decade or so, there have been a lot of players that could put threes in just as if they were layups.
So, today we’re going to make our list, and you can leave your pick in our comments section. Wanna play? Let’s roll.
Stojakovic will go down as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history due to his great ability to score from anywhere on the court, and of course, that includes from downtown, where he averaged over 46% for life, owning the 3rd best career three-point percentage average in league history.
Peja was a fierce scorer, especially during his time with the Kings, where he scored over a thousand points each season through 8 campaigns, being remembered as one of the greatest three-point shooters in European basketball.
Needless to say, the Knicks Killer has to make our list, as Reggie Miller was practically the guy that made the three-point shot a legitimate offensive threat, making a career out of clutch shots from downtown.
Of course, Miller was way more than just a three-point shooter, but considering how effective he was from beyond the arc and his 18+ points per night, he’s definitely a guy I’d trust with my life to make a shot.
Bird is no questions asked one of the greatest scorers in basketball history, with his ability to score with great ease with both hands, as well as his offensive versatility despite his height and the era he played in.
This guy was completely unstoppable and unguardable, and he was probably the best three-point shooter in the game during his prime, averaging over 24 points per game while making over 600 three-pointers through his career in an era where offenses were more oriented towards the paint.
Since making his professional debut, Kyrie has proved that he has ice in his veins, and if you don’t trust our word, just ask Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors how much of a killer the point guard is.
Kyrie can put points in from everywhere on the court, and he’s pretty much automatic from the top right of the arc, especially come crunch time, where the Melbourne native has his best percentages. Oh, did we mention he’s also a three-point contest champion? So there’s that.
Thompson is definitely one of the best pure shooters the league has ever seen, and he’s pretty much an ATM when it comes to catch and shoot three pointers, as he’s shown on his way to becoming one of the best two-way players in the Association.
Besides, if you want to entrust your life to anybody, you can definitely count on a guy that scores on more than 46% of his attempts and over 41% from three point land, especially in an offense with that much volume of three-point shots.
You can’t think of Kyle Korver without instantly thinking three-point scorer, as the veteran guard-forward made a living out of being one of the most reliable and consistent scorers from beyond the arc through his entire career, even earning the right to play for the Cavs pretty much because of his shooting.
Not so long ago, this guy had the longest streak of most consecutive games with at least one three-pointer, making one in 127 games in a row, something quite impressive considering that some guys don’t even last that long in the NBA. Oh, and he did lead the league in three-point percentage this year.
HAHAHA, just kidding.
The former Blue Devil standout hasn’t flashed audiences with athleticism or versatility through his career, but he’s still one of the most reliable scorers from downtown in the NBA, and one of the main reasons why the Clippers are still contending.
He averaged 42.9% from three through the entire season after averaging a sick 47.5% from beyond the arc in the past season, being pretty much automatic from both corners and obviously leading the league.
Kerr was never one of the flashy names on his team or the leading scorer of the league, but he’s the league leader in three-point percentage in HISTORY, averaging 45.4% from three point land through 14 seasons in the NBA.
The coach of the Golden State Warriors was definitely the most consistent and reliable three-point shooter during his prime, being a key piece in Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, winning 5 rings as a member of the Bulls and Spurs.
Allen was the ultimate three-point threat through his entire career as a member of the Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, and the future Hall of Famer will go down as one of the best shooters in the history of the game.
In fact, just a couple of years ago, it seemed like nobody will ever be a better three point shooter than Jesus Shuttlesworth, but that was before the surge and prime of a guy you may have heard of, Stephen Curry.
And of course, Curry has to sit at the top of our list, as there’s absolutely no doubt that Dell’s son and the 2-time MVP will go down as the best three-point shooter in NBA history, with his ability to score from half court like he was shooting a freaking free throw.
Curry completely demolished Ray Allen’s records just to break his own personal marks, and the Chef has already scored over 1900 career three-pointers, as well as averaging over 50% from beyond the arc during the past season. So if you ask me, I'd trust Steph with not only my life, but my mom’s life, my girlfriend’s life and probably even my son’s.