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. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

Absolutely god-given skills with his incredible jump shot combined with his incredible range and incredible ball handles. People under appreciate Steph even though he is having a campaign similar, if not better to his 2015 MVP and championship season. People love to hate on this guy only because Kevin Durant joined the Warriors. Steph has one of the hardest workers in the entire league, and has broken countless records related to three pointers. People love the fact 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, but you already know it's just a matter of time for Curry to pass Ray Allen for most career three pointers in regular season and playoffs. Stephen Curry also has led the league in three pointers five times in a row, surpassing Ray Allen's best shooting season according to three pointers made 4 times while Ray Allen led the league in three pointers 3 times in his 18 year career and Reggie ...more

Stephen curry is the absolute best long distance # 3 point shooter of all time common guys you got to give him some credit he should be number one he is much better than ray Allen in history his handles are great and his range is other worldly insane that is my reason why he should be number one but that's not all is is the number one player of 2016+17 season and who knows if the best team right now the warriors will win the playoffs vs Portland today the probably will because they have got the best big three of today curry,Thompson and what makes it even better is Kevin durant.

Really, #2? How can this guy not be 1st? He made a corner three with his eyes closed with two peple guarding him. This guy knocks down half-courts like they're nothing. He beat Ray Allen's single season three-point record, his all-time record is next. Because of him they beat Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls' winning record, and now they have KD. They just might become the best NBA team EVER. A long journey lies ahead!

Are you serious?! Stephen should be ahead of Ray Allen have you seen this record breaker and you got Kobe ahead of guys like Steve Kerr and sell curry! You obviously don't understand basketball! And Reggie is better then Allen. Allen may be clutch but Reggie is WAY BETTER and Kerr should crack top 10!

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.

Quick release and confidence is what you get with Jesus Shuttleworth lol. He can shoot anywhere off the catch and shoot and its money all day!

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

ray should be number 1. he is a pure shooter those people ahead of him are not pure shooters.

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.

The best overall three point shooter ever

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 you out of your mind? Big deal he made more 3's, in much more time and many more games and attempts. miller more clutch than bird? I never saw bird have the worst game of his career in a big playoff game. aka reggie going 3 for 18 with the season on the line. bird guaranteed victories. bird 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. yes that's true also. watch it. he always kicked defenders when he released the shot then got to go the free throw line for some bull. bird was the best clutch player of all time

Bird jumpshot was like honey. He'd shoot the ball above his head and it almost always went in. The 3 point contest was an example of his swagger when it comes to shooting from deep. The 3 point shootout should be renamed "The Larry Bird 3 Point Contest"

He is atheist best 3pointer of all time period and if he was up against all these guys when he was younger he would have beaten all of them he can't do it now because he has a back injury.

Larry is my pick for number one.He played when basketball was much more physical. I pick Curry second I believe Curry is a better 3 pt.shooter in today's game. I just don't believe he could have done what he's doing now in the Bird's era.

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

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

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

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

Passes a lot, but you can count on him when he shoots

6 Mike Miller

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

He's a amazing shooter.

okay player, great shooter

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.

Should be ahead of Larry Bird compare the percentage Larry bird should not be so high

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 Stojakovic

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?!

He should be top 5 no doubt.

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.

Record 12 threes. Has had many games where he's shot 50+% from 3 to get high scores. All his 50+ pt games he goes off from behind the arc.

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.

Kobe is one of the best three point shooters of all time.

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

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

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

Can't argue with hitting a three in 127 straight games (NBA record)

Kyle Korver is the Best three point shooter straight up

The Contenders

11 Manu Ginobili Emanuel David "Manu" GinĂ³bili is an Argentine professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Manu ginobili on the top ten.WOW!

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.

He can shoot the long ones too

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

2010 3-point contest he a best shooter 2008 champion go celtics

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.

Dropped 14 3pt in one game don't know why he's down here

Should be in top ten!

Definitely

top 3.

19 Steve Novak
20 Rashard Lewis
21 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

22 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.

He is dominating the nba now and he has won mvp for this season

He should be number one

Kyrie es savage. Ez ya boy Kyrie breakin ankles

Better than curry

23 Dan Majerle
24 Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

Pretty good but where is steve kerr

25 Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

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

He is so nice in for the win in three points

Just to get him above Michael jordan

Just to get him above Michael Jordan.

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