Top Ten Best Shooters In NBA History

The Top Ten

1 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)

This Guy would literally hit shots left and right whenever his team passed to him Definitely better then curry in my opinion LB for the win!

Larry would kick ass in today's NBA. Back when he played there was a LOT more contact going on in the NBA between players on the floor, and he still made the shots. Smartest player EVER.

You just can't argue this fact. He had no athleticism, yet he scored at will. Oh, and he won 3, 3-point contests, consecutively. Even though he would rather pass the ball, if his team needed him to do so, he could put up 60 points

Stephen Curry

2 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.

Steph Curry greatest shooter of all time most 3 points ever in a regular season 402 with a 50/40/90 shooting enough said.

Stephen Curry is the best ever in the whole wide world and whoever didn't vote him, you are COLD.

Stephen is WAY! better than larry bird he will be a way better shooter in the end

I can't say he's the best overall player on this list, but in my eyes, he will easily go down as the best shooter to ever play the game. - MasonOcker

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.

Everyone knew Reggie was taking the shot and it didn't matter.

BOOM BABY!

4 Jerry West Jerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

The most underrated shooter ever.

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

He could stroke the ball like none other

In my opinon best shooter in nba history

Ray allen is the greatest 3pt shooter of all time

6 Chris Mullen

It's spelled Mullin, but boy could he shoot.

7 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.

Kobe scored 81 points and he outscored the Dallas Mavericks that's all I have to say. - JordanDaniel

I have to say in his beginning of the season yes but in 2015 no he can't shoot

In terms of Pure Scoring Ability, I believe Kobe Bryant is the greatest Player ever to ever pick up a Basketball. If you take the time to really dissect and break down Kobe Bryant’s Offensive skillset, you should be able to see why he is the hardest player ever to guard. His combination of Speed, and uncanny incredible shooting ability enables him to improvise a countless number of moves in traffic from virtually anywhere on the court and still get his shot off before the defender can reach him. All of those traits that he took the time and worked extraordinarily hard to develop and master are why he excels on the fastbreak and make him impossible to guard in 1 on 1 situations. Not to mention his mamba mentality and killer instinct every time he steps onto the court. But that's neither here nor there.

One of the most dangerous scorers of all time

8 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.

Still the best % all time. What is your argument?

Are you serious?

Best 3pt threat of all time

9 Pete Maravich Peter Press Maravich, known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player.

This guys was a circus entertainer, not a basketball player! He was a amazing! I love how he started form his hip, too

Everybody should look up to him!

Best shooter ever. Period!

Pistol has by far the most variety of shots. PLus he hits the most ridiculous shots I ve ever seen. He probably would average 28-30 per game in NBA if they had 3 pointers

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

The Contenders

11 Drazen Petrovic

If he hadn't died in that car accident he coulda been the best player ever. No exaggerating.

Reggie Miller called him the greatest shooter in nba history. End of conversation!

Easily one of the best talents ever! Who knows how good he could have been?

The most forgotten player of all time.

12 Draymond Green Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
13 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

They say he is stephens wing man but with a little more work he could be better than him

KLAY KLAY WITH THE TRAY TRAY

14 Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

It is without a doubt, no ifs ands or buts, inevitable that I am going to get A LOT of criticism and controversy for this one. I don't blame you either, why would you not defend the Greatest Player To Ever Play. While I do agree that Overall, Jordan is the greatest Ever, I believe there are players that have a better Pure Scoring Ability. Hence, the 5 players above him.

He has the best shoes in the world

OVERRATED!

15 Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, and the Nets. He was MVP of the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals.
16 Tim Hardaway Timothy Duane Hardaway is an American retired basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.
17 Lebron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

LeBron is not a shooter he is a dunker and an attacker. - JordanDaniel

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

The man can score in any way possible.

19 J.J. Reddick

Best shooter ever and best 3 point percentage this year

20 James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.
21 Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
22 Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
23 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Strength+Shooting Ability+Post Game gives him the edge over almost anybody that guards him. This allows him to have the ability to make himself a physical presence anytime he wants to. Pure Scorer is just a word that describes Dirk Nowitzki.

One of the best shooters in the NBA and took on Lebron, Wade, and Bosh in 2011 finals victory

24 Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

A.I.'s scoring game is very similar to Kobe Bryant, except he is not as good of a shooter. Plus his phenomenal running layup and floater makes it very tough to stay on him. Definitely one of the hardest Players Ever To Guard.

25 Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.

Aside from his dominating size and backdown ability in the post, he has an impeccable first step and is very quick with his feet. Plus, for a big man, he has developed an INCREDIBLE shooting ability. All those accolades make him an all around complete scorer, and is a nightmare for defenses to handle.

26 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

His acrobatic ability allows him to create the shots he wants, plus his lightning quickness allows him to manuever and shimmy his way into the paint with ease. Also, has an impeccable mid range shooting game, so he can score from virtually anywhere on the court.

27 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.

Shaq's size alone makes him the most physically dominating player in the history of Basketball. This in turn, gives him the advantage over anyone in the post, allowing him to score easily. enough said

Shaq? Top twenty? Not even top one thousand, he shot 52.7% from the line.

28 Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

This guy is one of the only players in NBA History who you can say, is incredible at playing small ball and big ball, in terms of the way he scores. He Is a bull in the post, plus, can shoot and has handles. What is not to like about Carmelo Anthonys Scoring Game?

29 Dell Curry

He could shoot. Amazing. Speechless

30 Freddie Brown
31 Seth Curry
32 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 awesome and he can always shoot

33 Seth Rollins Colby Lopez is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed to WWE under the ring name Seth Rollins. He is the Current Intercontinental Champion.
34 Kyle Korver Kyle Elliot Korver is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.
35 J.R. Smith Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
36 Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
37 Danny Green Daniel Richard Green Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
38 Lonzo Ball

THE GOAT

39 Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He has played for the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and the Clippers.
40 DeMar DeRozan DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
41 Paul George Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
42 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Born in Houston, Butler grew up in Tomball, Texas.
43 Gordon Hayward Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
44 Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
45 Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.
46 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
47 Kevin Love Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
48 Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
49 John Wall Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
50 Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
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