Three-pointers made: 563 Three-pointers attempted: 1,408 Three-point percentage: 40.0% Craig Hodges is tied with Larry Bird as one of only two players in NBA history to have ever won three consecutive Three-Point Contests. He is perhaps the most overlooked shooter in recent times and led the league in 3-point shooting percentage three times.
This not so tall player was not just good in competitions, he also played well on the court, with a solid 40 percent from the outside throughout his career. He may not have made quite as many points as others on this list, but a three-peat in a contest that includes the NBA’s best shooters has rightfully earned him his spot.
Three-pointers made: 815 Three-pointers attempted: 2,120 Three-point percentage: 38.4% No one can dispute Richmond’s talents, but he was not even believed to be the best shooter in the renowned Run-TMC trio. That honor goes to Chris Mullin and a left-handed shooting machine that was known for getting his shot off whenever he wanted.
Mullin’s lightning-quick release and deep range made guarding him an extremely tough task. Due to his numerous other talents, Mullin didn’t usually focus on three-pointers, but when he did shoot from the outside, he could rack up points with the best of them.
Three-pointers made: 976 Three-pointers attempted: 2,428 Three-point percentage: 40.2% Legendary Cleveland point guard Mark Price lit up plenty of scoreboards in his impressive career. He paved the way for guards that could fill up stat sheets in more than one way, and that was due to the threat of his outside shot.
The numbers may not look as impressive as what we are used to today, but for those days, Price was hoisting a high-volume of three-point shots and converting on a comparably efficient clip. In addition, Price was one of the greatest free-throw shooters in NBA history and could sink the ball from any spot on the court.
Three-pointers made: 726 Three-pointers attempted: 1,599 Three-point percentage: 45.4% The three-point percentage leader of all-time, Steve Kerr, was often in the right place and the right time and used his superior shooting skills to make a name for himself.
He shared the court with basketball legends such as Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Scottie Pippen, which was perfect for him because, despite his smaller build, he was more of an off-guard than a point guard. With numerous seasons in which he shot more than 50 percent from the three-point line, Kerr was instrumental in five distinct NBA title runs.
Three-pointers made: 649 Three-pointers attempted: 1,727 Three-point percentage: 37.6% Basketball legend and one of the game’s all-time greats, Larry Bird, was good at every aspect of the game, but also at shooting. Famous for his unorthodox form, Bird was an almost impossible match-up due to his incredible outside game.
As a three-time Three-Point Contest consecutive champion and with numerous clutch threes, Larry Bird will probably remain on this list for at least the next hundred years.