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Mushmouth
03-10-2005, 02:55 PM
ESPN has 3 insider articles up on the Best Shooters in the NBA - no mention of Reggie in the teasers. Anyone care to post them?

gracias.

The Mayor is the cover photo.

Kstat
03-10-2005, 02:57 PM
They need to re-define "best shooter."

SOme shooters are best at 23 feet, while another player may be better at 15 feet.

There really isn't a shooter in the NBA that's equally proficient at any range.

naptownmenace
03-10-2005, 03:25 PM
They need to re-define "best shooter."

SOme shooters are best at 23 feet, while another player may be better at 15 feet.

There really isn't a shooter in the NBA that's equally proficient at any range.

Except for Steve Nash. Right now it doesn't matter where he launches his shot because he dead-on half of the time.

This reminds me of a trivia question on a local radio station the other night:

Nash is on pace to be the first player since the 1993-94 season to shoot better than 50% from the field, 90% from the FT stripe, and 40% from behind the arch. Who was the last player to do it?

The second question was: Who were the other two players to do it since the inception of the 3-point line in 1979?


Any takers to those questions?

Mushmouth
03-10-2005, 03:36 PM
Except for Steve Nash. Right now it doesn't matter where he launches his shot because he dead-on half of the time.

This reminds me of a trivia question on a local radio station the other night:

Nash is on pace to be the first player since the 1993-94 season to shoot better than 50% from the field, 90% from the FT stripe, and 40% from behind the arch. Who was the last player to do it?

The second question was: Who were the other two players to do it since the inception of the 3-point line in 1979?


Any takers to those questions?

Reggie did it

Other two...

I would guess Hornacek and Dale Ellis.

naptownmenace
03-10-2005, 03:42 PM
Reggie did it

Other two...

I would guess Hornacek and Dale Ellis.

You're right on the first question. Reggie set the league on fire that year.

You're wrong on both of your second choices, although they are really good guesses.

Mushmouth
03-10-2005, 03:45 PM
You're right on the first question. Reggie set the league on fire that year.

You're wrong on both of your second choices, although they are really good guesses.

Ahhh - shoulda known at least one of the other two, I cheated to figure those two out, so I'll let others get them.


Wow- Hornacek was .01% FT away from reaching it one year!

ChicagoJ
03-10-2005, 03:51 PM
That really sounds like something Mark Price did.

But I can't remember if he ever had his overall FG% that high.

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 03:52 PM
You're right on the first question. Reggie set the league on fire that year.

You're wrong on both of your second choices, although they are really good guesses.

Hmm.. maybe Mark Price & Drazen Petrovic & Steve Kerr?

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 03:53 PM
They need to re-define "best shooter."

SOme shooters are best at 23 feet, while another player may be better at 15 feet.

There really isn't a shooter in the NBA that's equally proficient at any range.

Oh yes there is, you know what name im gona say! :)

DisplacedKnick
03-10-2005, 03:54 PM
Oh yes there is, you know what name im gona say! :)

Greg Ostertag?

Last I remember, he was as likely to miss from 2 ft as 30 ...

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Greg Ostertag?

Last I remember, he was as likely to miss from 2 ft as 30 ...

No i meant Gheorge Muresan... the best! :laugh:

travmil
03-10-2005, 04:18 PM
Any takers to those questions?

I bet Larry Bird is one of them.

Unclebuck
03-10-2005, 04:20 PM
First two names that came to mind.

Ray Allen
Kyle Korver

Ultimate Frisbee
03-10-2005, 04:26 PM
They are saying Hoiberg... I'm really curious now...

anyone care to post???

travmil
03-10-2005, 04:50 PM
I'm telling ya, if Larry Bird isn't one of them, I'll eat my shoe.

Ragnar
03-10-2005, 04:58 PM
It would be funny if it were Hoiburg and Malik Sealy

SjA3837
03-10-2005, 04:58 PM
I have a pretty sweet J...

ReggieMiller8325
03-10-2005, 05:23 PM
Larry bird sucks and never even hit above 30 percent from the three point line in his carrier.

DisplacedKnick
03-10-2005, 05:24 PM
No i meant Gheorge Muresan... the best! :laugh:

Yeah but he's out of the league - otherwise I might've said Chris Dudley.

Suaveness
03-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Ray Allen has a very good shot

Suaveness
03-10-2005, 05:31 PM
Oh boy...while we are making ridiculous statements, can I mention that Dennis shot the 3 better than Bird did? :buddies:

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 05:37 PM
Larry Bird was not bad at all... but was not productive enough from 3PT range

Eindar
03-10-2005, 06:06 PM
Larry Bird was not bad at all... but was not productive enough from 3PT range

And certainly not as good as Christ in Sneakers, The Man, Reggie Miller, of course...


:crazy:

Jermaniac
03-10-2005, 06:18 PM
Best shooters in the NBA right now

Ray Allen and Mike Redd

TheHotShot31
03-10-2005, 06:21 PM
the best pure shooter right now, has to be Peja Stojakovic.

ReggieMiller8325
03-10-2005, 07:22 PM
Damon Jones isn't even mentioned.

Kegboy
03-10-2005, 07:46 PM
http://espn.starwave.com/media/nba/2005/0310/photo/dj_hoiberg_skr.jpg

You know, I like Freddie as much as the next guy, but this guy's on major crack.

travmil
03-10-2005, 08:03 PM
Larry bird sucks and never even hit above 30 percent from the three point line in his carrier.

I nominate this to be the most completely assinine post of the day. First of all Bird's career percentage from the 3 pt line is 37%. We still have a few hours left though, maybe you can top this one.

I love Reggie, don't get me wrong. He's done great things for the Pacers and this city. He even has an all time record to call his very own. With that said however, to even think that Reggie is capable of holding his own against a player like Bird is ridiculous. Let's compare shall we?

Reggie has his three pointer record, an Olympic gold medal, a few All Star selections under his belt, several show stopping moments, and frankly, that's about it.

Bird was college player of the year in '79, was the NBA rookie of the year, has 3 MVP's, three titles, is a 12 time All Star and 9 time All NBA 1st team, career scoring average of 24.3 ppg, 69 (yes, 69!) career triple doubles, won the three point shootout in '88, a few show stoppers of his own, and just for good measure, he has the same gold medal Reggie does.

Now, I understand that Bird accomplished most of what he did before you were a glimmer in your daddy's eye, but to come on here and say he sucks is just stupid. Reggie doesn't have anything at all that Bird would ever be jealous of. You can annoint Reggie the God of all creation if you choose, but don't trash a player of Bird's caliber just because we don't agree with you about Reggie.

travmil
03-10-2005, 08:04 PM
the best pure shooter right now, has to be Peja Stojakovic.

I don't know about that. Dirk is every bit as automatic from the arc as Peja and he doesn't disappear in the playoffs.

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 09:40 PM
the best today:

1. Ray Allen
2. Peja Stojakovic
3. Kyle korver

TheHotShot31
03-10-2005, 09:48 PM
Best pure shooters today
1.Peja
2.Ray
3.Nowitzki
4.Miller
5.Nash
6.Redd
7.Korver
8.Hoiberg
9.Houston (even though he is always injured, he is a hell of a shooter)

3ptmiller
03-10-2005, 09:56 PM
Did you guys see Korvers 3PT shooting in the Rookie game...? That was absolutely SICK!

ReggieMiller8325
03-10-2005, 09:59 PM
three point shooting today

pure shooters
1st Ray Allen
2nd Damon Jones
3rd Reggie Miller

only top three.

TheHotShot31
03-10-2005, 10:01 PM
Damon Jones top 3? i dont think so

TheHotShot31
03-10-2005, 10:02 PM
theres plenty of better shooters then damon jones

ReggieMiller8325
03-10-2005, 10:20 PM
what really he averages the most threes per 48 minutes and has hit already over 180 thress shooting 41 percent.

Unclebuck
03-10-2005, 10:38 PM
Seems like everytime I watch Peja he has a bad game. I can only remember one game he had against the Pacers where he really hurt us. And that was several years ago pre-Artest.

Peja is very overrated as a player and even as a shooter

Mr. Pink
03-10-2005, 10:39 PM
three point shooting today

pure shooters
1st Ray Allen
2nd Damon Jones
3rd Reggie Miller

only top three.


How is Quentin Richardson not in that list? He is leading the league in 3-pointers made...He's obviously top 3 this year.

3ptmiller
03-11-2005, 11:27 AM
Seems like everytime I watch Peja he has a bad game. I can only remember one game he had against the Pacers where he really hurt us. And that was several years ago pre-Artest.

Peja is very overrated as a player and even as a shooter

Man trust me when i say that there are alot better Shooters/Scorers in Yugoslavia (they will stay for playoffs aswell!) than Peja is... i know because they show Euroleague here everyday, there are some much more crazy shooters here, yesterday i saw a 67" yugoslavian dude his name was Stepanovic, he was like 10-11 from 3PT Land, 23-23 FreeThrows and he hit the game tying 3PTer aswell.. they like fouled him/pushed him/punched him from 3PT area and he was able to hit the 3PT Shot and even score the FreeThrows... he scored 67 points and he is playing like this almost everyday, i just wonder why guys like this are not in the NBA... he would like Schock the NBA :laugh:

ReggieMiller8325
03-11-2005, 11:31 AM
How is Quentin Richardson not in that list? He is leading the league in 3-pointers made...He's obviously top 3 this year.

dude the guy hit the most but bricked the most ok Any player in the Nba could attempt as many threes and hit more threes if they attempted as much as him alls i'm saying he dosen't deserve the top 3 spot.

Roy Munson
03-11-2005, 11:37 AM
Seems like everytime I watch Peja he has a bad game. I can only remember one game he had against the Pacers where he really hurt us. And that was several years ago pre-Artest.

Peja is very overrated as a player and even as a shooter

That's why Petrie was shopping him. Geoff Petrie rarely gets the bad end of any deal. If Petrie is willing to trade a guy, you can bet that there's something wrong with his game.

naptownmenace
03-11-2005, 11:47 AM
That really sounds like something Mark Price did.

But I can't remember if he ever had his overall FG% that high.


You're right. Mark Price did it and Larry Bird in the 80's before Reggie did it in 94. Over 50% from the field, 40% from the arch, and 90% from the FT line. Amazing!

Bird was an awesome shooter and Mark Price might be the NBA's most underrated player of all time. Price was every bit as good as Isiah statistically, even better in some ways, but without the flare and killer instinct that Zeke had.

Mushmouth
03-11-2005, 11:56 AM
You're right. Mark Price did it and Larry Bird in the 80's before Reggie did it in 94. Over 50% from the field, 40% from the arch, and 90% from the FT line. Amazing!

Bird was an awesome shooter and Mark Price might be the NBA's most underrated player of all time. Price was every bit as good as Isiah statistically, even better in some ways, but without the flare and killer instinct that Zeke had.

Yeah - Price, I didn't even think about him when I was going through the great shooters of the 80's and 90's in my head. But it's there, he's had some of the best shooting years in history. The 50%, 40%, 90% is an amazing stat.

Also goes to show how incredible Reggie's shooting was for that stretch of his career. Bird should be a no-brainer, one of the most efficient scorers in the history of basketball. What a player.

3ptmiller
03-11-2005, 12:06 PM
forget everything... REGGIE MILLER rulez

Diesel
03-11-2005, 02:59 PM
I've always thought the term "best shooter" players that can knock down shots from everywhere on the court and can knock them down in different ways, such as off the dribble,set shots and catch and shoot. As far back as I can remember Mullin, Bird, Price, Reggie where some of the greatest all around shooters you would find. As far as today goes, Allen and Peja who have to top that list because they can hit shots everywhere from the floor and do it in a variety of ways.

ReggieMiller8325
03-11-2005, 03:17 PM
na peja can only shoot from one spot really good i think.

sweabs
03-11-2005, 07:57 PM
It is probably not going to be popular, but I think one of the best shooters in the league right now is Matt Bonner. Excellent catch and shoot guy and spot up shooter.

Hoop
03-12-2005, 12:44 AM
Larry bird sucks and never even hit above 30 percent from the three point line in his carrier.

FACT: Larry shot 40% or better 6 of his 13 seasons.

Kstat
03-12-2005, 12:49 AM
Feh, Bender beat him in a 3-point contest, how good can he be.......

He's no ron artest, that's for sure.

Ultimate Frisbee
03-12-2005, 01:02 AM
dang it, can someone post the real article??

ReggieMiller8325
03-12-2005, 06:23 AM
Fact laary bird shot 16 percent from the three point line one season can a three point shooter really go that of.

travmil
03-12-2005, 08:07 AM
Fact laary bird shot 16 percent from the three point line one season can a three point shooter really go that of.

OK, everything you say from now on is officially irrelevant. Your "fact" is completely wrong. Larry's worst season from the arc was 21% when he only took 52 3 point shots. That season he averaged 22 and 10. He did have a season where he shot 0% from the arc, but he only played 6 games and took no three's that season so we'll exclude that one. Please stop being retarded. Nobody said Bird was a better shooter than Reggie. The issue is that you are trying to compare Reggie with one of the true legends of basketball, and all of sports. Reggie's accomplishments pale in comparison. Please...