Top 10 Best 3 Point Shooters in NBA History

The Top Ten
1 Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, if not the greatest. He is one of the most beloved stars in the NBA today, as... read more

Stephen Curry possesses god-given skills, evident in his incredible jump shot, range, and ball-handling abilities. People often underestimate Steph, even though he's having a season that is similar to, if not better than, his 2015 MVP and championship season. Many criticize him solely because Kevin Durant joined the Warriors. However, Curry is one of the hardest workers in the entire league and has broken countless records related to three-pointers.

People like to point out that Ray Allen has the most career three-pointers and has made one of the clutchest shots of all time in the NBA Finals. Yet, it's only a matter of time before Curry surpasses Allen for the most career three-pointers in both the regular season and the playoffs. Stephen Curry has also led the league in three-pointers five times in a row. He has surpassed Ray Allen's best shooting season in terms of three-pointers made four times, while Ray Allen led the league in three-pointers three times in his 18-year career. Reggie Miller and Larry Bird each led the league in three-pointers twice in their 18-year careers.

Off the court, Curry has steered clear of trouble and serves as one of the best role models you could imagine. He is a significant reason why three-pointers have become a modern threat and a necessity for a team to win a championship ring.

2 Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.

Stop saying curry is better than Ray, steps just broke the most 3 made in a season, that doesn't make him better than Ray. Plus there's a reason why Ray's better than Steph, it's because Ray lasted throughout his whole career, and Steph didn't even reach 10 years of NBA career, all the more you can't compare them. If Steph still shoots threes after 13 or more years of NBA career than his better but now Ray's still the best 3 point shooter ever.

Of course Ray Allen. The 1st on all time when he broke Reggie Miller's record and now approaching 3,000 3 pointers.

3 Reggie Miller Reginald Wayne Miller is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association career with the Indiana Pacers.

How the heck is Reggie third he's the best shooter ever Ray Allen better be reading this. Reggie Miller all day.

Honestly if I had to choose between Reggie & Ray which ARE the 2 best of all time, I'd chose Reggie both for 3s & clutch.

I can't stand the guy personally, but he is a heckuva 3 point shooter.

4 Larry Bird Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)

Miller better than Bird? Are you out of your mind? It's a big deal that Miller made more 3's, but it was over more time, games, and attempts. Miller is more clutch than Bird? I never saw Bird have the worst game of his career in a big playoff game, like Reggie did when he went 3 for 18 with the season on the line. Bird guaranteed victories and backed it up. Larry Legend would smoke Reggie. Reggie also had to kick out his leg to get someone to bump him for foul calls. That's also true. Watch it. He always kicked defenders when he released the shot and then got to go to the free-throw line for some bull. Bird was the best clutch player of all time.

5 Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Steve Nash was so good passer that his shooting abilities was underrated.

Shooting and passing - nobody could do both well, except him and Magic

Steve is way better than Kobe and Allen put together this coming from a Celtics fan

6 Mike Miller

Great shooter is extremely accurate. Much more then a specialist though. Mike can ball handle pretty well.

7 Steve Kerr Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

Best three point percentage of all time, very clutch, add the 4 championship teams. Ya, I think he needs to be in the top three 3-point shooters.

Steve Kerr is the best spot up jump shooter in the history of the game.

Highest 3 point percentage of all time at over 45%!. Clutch late in the game.

8 Peja Stojaković

This is real funny right here. Having Peja not even in the top 10 when we are talking about SHOOTER. There is no way guys like Terry, Arenas, Nash, Kobe are better shooters than Peja. The only guys that can contest Peja really is Allen and Redd for the most part

Other than Allen and Redd I don't think anyone on this list should be ahead of Peja as a shooter.This is shooters not all around players so it might be Peja.

How is Peja not top 5 on this list?!

9 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history... read more

Statistic wise Kobe is not all to great for 3's but his are more incredible than any other on this list.

Statistic wise Kobe Bryant is not all too great for 3's but his 3's are way more impressive than any other on thislist especially clutch 3's.

Really? Kobe is the 6th best shooter of all time, he is a great player but not a shooter.

10 Kyle Korver Kyle Elliot Korver is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

There are other players better off the dribble, but Korver is the best spot-up.

Shooting 55% from three currently best in the nba today.. He only gets better with age

The Contenders
11 Manu Ginobili Emanuel David "Manu" Ginóbili is an Argentine professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
12 Jason Kapono
13 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Don't try to guard this guy, he can shoot in the face of 3 defenders.

You try defending a 7'0 footer that shoots over his head.

Good luck blocking this guy from the 3.

14 Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
15 Chauncey Billups Chauncey Ray Billups is an American retired professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
16 Dale Ellis

The silent assassin. Nobody better in his days.

17 Glen Rice
18 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
19 Steve Novak
20 Rashard Lewis
21 Kyrie Irving Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and the Nets.
22 Gilbert Arenas Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Arenas attended Grant High School in the Valley Glen district of Los Angeles, and accepted a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona late in his junior year.

Gilbert is a great shooter and all around player I think he is a top ten quality 3 point shooter. I don't know there are ao many great players in the NBA

23 Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
24 Dan Majerle
25 Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers.

At his very best, when the game is on the line. Under the radar.

Just to get him above Michael Jordan.

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