Three-pointers made: 1,685 (18th all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 3,939 Three-point percentage: 42.8% One of the leading members of the 50-40-90 club, Steve Nash, is undoubtedly on top when it comes to all-around shooters. Nash is just as good from the free-throw line as he is behind the arc. He was a good scorer, who didn’t get the acknowledgment he deserved because his skills overpowered his shooting as a playmaker.
Nash was always among the league leaders in three-point shooting percentage and built his career using his excellent vision and unbelievable ability to shoot the ball. No wonder he was recently inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Three-pointers made: 2,973 (1st all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 7,429 Three-point percentage: 40.0% Not only was Allen number 1 of all-time in three-pointers made, but he also dominated the court in all other areas as well, from defending top perimeter players to finishing around the basket in traffic. His skills as an all-around player, however, were not as impressive as his unforgettable jump shot. Any random search of his name will result in many clutch threes that he performed during his career.
Allen’s most memorable play was, without a doubt, the three points he scored that sent Game 6 of the 2014 NBA Finals into overtime. That one throw is an accurate representation of his incredible career.
Three-pointers made: 2,560 (2nd all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 6,486 Three-point percentage: 39.5% When the game was on the line, Reggie Miller almost always seemed like the one to turn to. He was one of the league’s best clutch shooters of all times, even though his jump-shot is never going to appear in a how-to video. He is known for his flared out elbow, his strange landing positions, and his release, which seemed like he was letting go with both hands.
Stylistic differences aside, there’s no doubt he made it work. In the impressive spot of No. 2 all-time for three-pointers made, Miller based his entire career on making big-time shots from the outside.
Three-pointers made: 1,760 (16th all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 4,392 Three-point percentage: 40.1% Another Croatian to make the list is 6-foot-9 Peja Stojaković, who also proves that Central Europe knows how to make some amazing shooters. Stojaković started out in Sacramento, and his talent for three-point shots was immediately evident. He excelled at foul shooting, doing so automatically from inside the line, and he was also deadly accurate from the arc.
Stojaković's time with the Kings has changed the way teams have seen wing players. His style of playing basketball would have actually been a perfect fit for today’s games.
Three-pointers made: 255 Three-pointers attempted: 583 Three-point percentage: 43.7% Dražen Petrović could have potentially held every three-point record the NBA has, but his career tragically ended in a car crash when he was just 28. Considered the best European basketball player in history, Petrović paved the way for other international players to join the NBA. His two seasons with the nets allowed him to show off his skills to the league and the world.
He even caught the eye of basketball legend Reggie Miller, who has repeatedly stated that Petrović was the best shooter he's ever faced. That is a pretty big compliment from one of the best shooters who has ever lived.