Three-pointers made: 1,557 (24th all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 3,691 Three-point percentage: 42.2% The other “Splash Brother” does not always get the recognition he deserves, but when he is shooting from the outside, he still provides an incredible show. Thompson is known for his perfect release, which has led him to some truly unforgettable moments, including a 60-point performance against the Pacers in 2016 and a 37-point third-quarter outburst against the Kings in 2015.
Thompson can come off screens or shoot off the bounce and doesn’t usually have to set his feet to make a good shot. He even manages to do all that and still defend against the rival team’s best perimeter player, which makes Klay a top contender for one of the top five places on this list before he retires.
Three-pointers made: 1,719 (17th all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 4,266 Three-point percentage: 40.3% Many believe that he was the most excellent pure shooter of the 80s, it was almost impossible to defend Dale Ellis on the perimeter. Lightning-quick reflexes and a high release point, helped Ellis reach a total of over 1,700 three-pointers.
His greatest season took place in 1989, in which he converted 162 threes at just under a 48 percent clip. That season is still incredible, even when compared to the biggest players who have been around since.
Three-pointers made: 2,213 (4th all-time) Three-pointers attempted: 5,130 Three-point percentage: 43.1% Unlike most basketball players, time seems not to affect Kyle Korver, and he just keeps getting better and better. He has been beating teams from the outside for over ten years, and it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon.
Korver is known for his efficiency, with a career standing of 43 percent clip from behind the line. Although he began playing in the NBA in 2003, his breakout season in 2015 had him hitting 221 threes with an incredible 49 percent clip. Many believe that it will be impossible to reach those numbers again.
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.
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.