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MSA2CF
06-14-2004, 07:24 PM
I was just thinking; will Reggie, the all-time leader in 3-pointers made, ever be de-throned? And who would/could do it?

I think that it may be a long time before his record is broken. In recent years, with more and more less fundamentally-sound players coming into the league, I think the league has shown that a lot of its players do not know the basics of shooting. How will they get even close to his mark?
Although, with today's "super-athletes" and the ability to "learn" shooting, they may improve & quality shooters may appear. But then again, will today's athletes (and future ones for that matter) actually take the time to learn (or re-learn) how to shoot the basketball when they can just master dunking the ball? And will those who do take the time to acquire the basic skills even get the chance to shoot as many 3's as Reggie, let alone make them? I find it a very interesting topic.

Here are the NBA's top 3-point leaders of all time:
(Bolded are the players who are currently active)
Player 3FGA 3FG% 3FGM
1. Reggie Miller 6,188 .398 2,464
2. Dale Ellis 4,266 .403 1,719
3. Glen Rice 3,896 .400 1,559
4. Tim Hardaway 4,345 .355 1,542
5. Nick Van Exel 3,867 .355 1,373
6. Dan Majerle 3,798 .358 1,360
7. Mitch Richmond 3,417 .388 1,326
8. Terry Porter 3,360 .386 1,297
9. Mookie Blaylock 3,816 .336 1,283
10. Ray Allen 3,187 .401 1,277
11. Allan Houston 3,167 .402 1,274
12. Vernon Maxwell 3,931 .320 1,256
13. Dell Curry 3,098 .402 1,245
14. Hersey Hawkins 3,108 .394 1,226
15. John Starks 3,591 .340 1,222
16. Chuck Person 3,370 .362 1,220
17. Dennis Scott 3,060 .397 1,214
18. Eddie Jones 3,053 .380 1,159
19. Wesley Person 2,665 .416 1,109
20. Steve Smith 3,103 .357 1,107
21. Clifford Robinson 3,081 .357 1,101
22. Dana Barros 2,652 .411 1,090
23. Derek Harper 3,026 .354 1,070
24. Nick Anderson 2,964 .356 1,055
25. Latrell Sprewell 3,061 .338 1,035
26. Danny Ainge 2,651 .378 1,002
27. Antoine Walker 3,047 .326 994
28. Gary Payton 3,088 .321 992
29. Brent Barry 2,430 .407 990
29. Joe Dumars 2,592 .382 990

Pig Nash
06-14-2004, 07:34 PM
I don't think he'll be passed for a long time!

SpADeD
06-14-2004, 07:48 PM
The only person who is active on that list who's career isn't remotely over yet is Ray Alen.

Snickers
06-14-2004, 07:59 PM
Allen and Houston have some good years left. If they hit 100 per year, and play another 8-10 years each, they can break 4,000. But I don't see anybody catching Reggie for a very long time.

TheSauceMaster
06-14-2004, 08:00 PM
gonna be along time before he gets passed :laugh:

Kegboy
06-14-2004, 08:35 PM
It all depends on not only how much longer Allen plays, but Reggie too. Ray could conceivably double his number and still not pass where Reggie ends up.

Personally, I don't see Allen doing it. Reggie is the exception to the rule (along with MJ and the Logo) of guards breaking down by 35. But I think we can all agree that Jesus Shuttlesworth will end his career at #2, baring him pulling a Barry Sanders.

If they do move the 3-point line in to international specs, you could argue someone will pass him, but, as people forget about the mid-'90's, a shorter line makes it easier to defend the 3.

erdega79
06-14-2004, 09:52 PM
Peja Stojakovic will probably pass him by if he stays healthy and in rhythm but it's a long time off . He has hit 825 so far and last season hit 240 . So in about 7 seasons in the earliest he can get close or surpass Reggie. Peja just turned 27 so he is still young

Bball
06-14-2004, 10:50 PM
If Ray Allen is going to do it I think it would only be right that he do it in a Pacers uniform. :idea: hmmmmmm

:D

-Bball

kerosene
06-14-2004, 11:16 PM
Peja Stojakovic will probably pass him by if he stays healthy and in rhythm but it's a long time off . He has hit 825 so far and last season hit 240 . So in about 7 seasons in the earliest he can get close or surpass Reggie. Peja just turned 27 so he is still young

Great point about Peja. Him, Dirk (667 and 26? years old), Pierce (770, 27 years old) and Allen are probably the only guys around at the moment that I think have a realistic shot at it (and some things need to go their way; like not having serious injuries).

With Allen and Pierce though, they'll either need some help on their current teams or need to be traded because their numbers could go down due to being their teams primary (or only) threat.

clownskull
06-14-2004, 11:30 PM
yeh, it's a long way off. dirk, peja, pierce are guys who have a realistic possibility. but, that of course assumes they have no major problems in their future. could it happen? of course- will it? i kind of doubt it. i don't see anyone doing it for a few decades or so. maybe longer. :)

ChicagoJ
06-14-2004, 11:36 PM
Certain players that have hit a lot of three's in thier career don't exactly hit a high % of those shots... not that A. Walker immediately comes to mind.

I love it that Dana Barros has the highest % on that list... for those of us that remember him in his prime... he, Dell Curry, and Chris Jackson (or whatever he changed his name to) were terrifying to opponents because of thier quick releases and uncanny accuracy.

Unclebuck
06-14-2004, 11:42 PM
Certain players that have hit a lot of three's in thier career don't exactly hit a high % of those shots... not that A. Walker immediately comes to mind.

I love it that Dana Barros has the highest % on that list... for those of us that remember him in his prime... he, Dell Curry, and Chris Jackson (or whatever he changed his name to) were terrifying to opponents because of thier quick releases and uncanny accuracy.


there was a season when Dana Barros was a Sixer, and John Lucas was the coach, they ran pick and rolls seemingly every offensive play and Dana was very tough to stop and he hit a ton of threes, and beat the Pacers a few times.

Cactus Jax
06-15-2004, 12:35 AM
Certain players that have hit a lot of three's in thier career don't exactly hit a high % of those shots... not that A. Walker immediately comes to mind.

I love it that Dana Barros has the highest % on that list... for those of us that remember him in his prime... he, Dell Curry, and Chris Jackson (or whatever he changed his name to) were terrifying to opponents because of thier quick releases and uncanny accuracy.


there was a season when Dana Barros was a Sixer, and John Lucas was the coach, they ran pick and rolls seemingly every offensive play and Dana was very tough to stop and he hit a ton of threes, and beat the Pacers a few times.

I still remember the catch and shoot 3 to win the game with .5 seconds on the clock. :mad:

dipperdunk
06-15-2004, 04:56 AM
I still remember the catch and shoot 3 to win the game with .5 seconds on the clock. :mad:

I remember that play; I didn't remember it was against the Pacers though probably because I choose to block out all memories of the Lucas/Shawn Bradley 76ers era. I witnessed a 43 point loss to the Cavs during that era we were trailing by 58 pts. during that game and I developed a case of selective amnesia from it. :laugh:

fwpacerfan
06-15-2004, 11:02 AM
The other question is will anyone attempt more 3's than Reggie?

ChicagoJ
06-15-2004, 11:04 AM
The other question is will anyone attempt more 3's than Reggie?

I think Antione Walker might. Of couse, he might also drive a coach to suicide along the way, too....

sweabs
06-15-2004, 11:08 AM
The other question is will anyone attempt more 3's than Reggie?

I think Antione Walker might. Of couse, he might also drive a coach to suicide along the way, too....

:laugh:
If the shimmy-shake doesn't get to them first.

LAPacer
06-15-2004, 11:11 AM
I can't believe Larry Bird isn't anywhere on that list.

naptownmenace
06-15-2004, 11:19 AM
Certain players that have hit a lot of three's in thier career don't exactly hit a high % of those shots... not that A. Walker immediately comes to mind.

I love it that Dana Barros has the highest % on that list... for those of us that remember him in his prime... he, Dell Curry, and Chris Jackson (or whatever he changed his name to) were terrifying to opponents because of thier quick releases and uncanny accuracy.

Don't forget Dale Ellis. That guy was consistent and he hit several clutch threes in his career - hardly any in the playoffs but he was clutch on a lot of mediocre teams.

ChicagoJ
06-15-2004, 11:28 AM
Certain players that have hit a lot of three's in thier career don't exactly hit a high % of those shots... not that A. Walker immediately comes to mind.

I love it that Dana Barros has the highest % on that list... for those of us that remember him in his prime... he, Dell Curry, and Chris Jackson (or whatever he changed his name to) were terrifying to opponents because of thier quick releases and uncanny accuracy.

Don't forget Dale Ellis. That guy was consistent and he hit several clutch threes in his career - hardly any in the playoffs but he was clutch on a lot of mediocre teams.

I understand your point. I singled out Barros, Curry and Chris Jackson because they were almost exclusively, IMO, deadly catch-and-shoot specialists. Dale, like my man the Rifleman, could be devasting from three-point range but was a more 'complete' player than those three. I should've also added Dennis Scott to my short list. He couldn't hit the broad side of a barn if you made him put the ball on the floor, but he was a terrifying opponent on a catch-and-shoot. I guess Barros had some success, from time-to-time, as a PG, but I always thought of him as a shooter.

But let's not fool anybody, from the late-eighties to the mid-nineties, I loved all those players. Especially Dell Curry.