Top 5 shooters ever

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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#21 » by LoveMyRaps » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:49 pm

Curry
Allen
Durant
Nash
Klay
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Post#22 » by DCasey91 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:58 pm

Curry
Miller
MJ
Bird
KD and Dirk

Nash HM
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Post#23 » by formula 400 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:06 pm

macNcheese3 wrote:Curry
Allen
R. Miller
Peja
Petrovic/Bird



:lol: :lol: :lol: what r u smoking? bird not as good as peja, miller, allen or curry?

bird was the boss amongst prime magic and kareem; he schooled the doctor, the badboys and schooled the bulls. bird was hitting dagger championship 3s left and right to send prime magic home and did it all his career. he even shot left handed and was shooting crazysh!!t behind the backboard, etc.. what did those guys do, and against whom and on what stage???

the only one i'd take is reggie. mofos here already forgot miller time?!! and plus, reggie carried his so-so teams deep in the playoffs, something those other guys could not do and never did.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#24 » by dautjazz » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:46 pm

Statlanta wrote:Kareem
Karl Malone
Kobe
LeBron
MJ

They shot more than anyone.
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im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#25 » by tarantism » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:55 pm

I love the edge lord lists who don't have Curry #1.

Curry
Miller
Allen
Bird
Nash

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Post#26 » by JN61 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:40 pm

tarantism wrote:I love the edge lord lists who don't have Curry #1.

Curry
Miller
Allen
Bird
Nash

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OP asked shooters. Not 3 point shooters.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#27 » by dickfox » Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 pm

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dickfox wrote:Steve Kerr
Seth Curry
Hubert Davis
Joe Harris
Drazen Petrovic


Joe Harris? Ever?? What. The last time I saw him play he couldn't hit a shot in the playoffs even if he was wide open. He doesn't deserve that spot


I got lazy and put the top 3FG% shooters of all time.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#28 » by iBall101 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:31 pm

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iBall101 wrote:1. Steph Curry
2. Ray Allen
3. Reggie Miller
4. Glen Rice
5. Peja Stojakovic


Rice isn’t that high.

1. Curry
2. Ray Allen
3. Klay Thompson
4. Reggie Miller
5. Larry Bird


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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#29 » by rtiff68 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:53 pm

JN61 wrote:
tarantism wrote:I love the edge lord lists who don't have Curry #1.

Curry
Miller
Allen
Bird
Nash

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OP asked shooters. Not 3 point shooters.


Ok, so make an argument, then. You posted your list without any justification, then threw this generality out there.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#30 » by SOA » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:03 pm

Steve Nash hasto be on this list. He is one of the greatest shooters of all time. He has four 50/40/90 seasons and missed another one by .001 from the free throw line as he finished the season with a .899 and he missed out from another season with his overall fg% was .497

And by sheer volume and degree of difficulty shots, I would take Dirk over any of the stand alone three point shooters a la Korver, Hubert Davis, Kerr, etc. Dirk owned midrange and long twos for nearly all of his playing days.
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Post#31 » by Dutchball97 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:03 pm

1. Steph Curry
2. Steve Nash
3. Reggie Miller
4. Ray Allen
5. Kevin Durant

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Post#32 » by Catchall » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:13 pm

If we're talking about pure shooting...

1 Curry
2 Allen
3 Redd
4 Durant
5 Korver/K. Thompson

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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#33 » by rtiff68 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:31 pm

Catchall wrote:If we're talking about pure shooting...

1 Curry
2 Allen
3 Redd
4 Durant
5 Korver/K. Thompson

HM: Nash, Miller, Stockton, Mullin, Hornacek, Dirk


What do you mean by “pure?”

I was a Michael Redd fan, but little about his very effective, very odd shooting form struck me as “pure.” He pulled the ball back along the side of his head before throwing his shoulders forward and catapulting the ball.

When I think of “pure” shooting, I think of great mechanics with very few moving parts which results in a very easily repeatable motion. Klay Thompson, who had a lightening quick release on top of it, immediately comes to mind.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#34 » by Lalouie » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:38 pm

in no order. just a mixed bag. a shooter is a shooter is a shooter. there is no top5

jerry west - mr clutch
curry - the god
rick mount - the beauty
reggie - thx knicks for cementing my legacy
bird - because it's bird


honorable mention

klay - the james worthy award. will we ever know what he would have been like away from the system that maybe made him???
allen - lebron sends his deepest warmest heartfelt thank you

on a ps. even though i place curry high,,,,how much of what we think of curry is because of the hype over his distance

on a pps. jason kapono - maybe because he was the most worthless outside of his 3s
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#35 » by jamaalstar21 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:38 pm

Trying to consider: 3-pt shooting (attempts and %), FT%, off-the-dribble ability, off-ball movement-based shooting, C&S, and most of all "gravity" and how much the threat of their shot affected defenses. The guys who ended up making my top 5 were the ones who I feel hurt defenses with their shooting the most, even when they weren't shooting.

1. Curry
2. Nash
3. Miller
4. Dirk
5. Bird

HM: Peja, Klay, Allen, Durant
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#36 » by Catchall » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:39 pm

rtiff68 wrote:
Catchall wrote:If we're talking about pure shooting...

1 Curry
2 Allen
3 Redd
4 Durant
5 Korver/K. Thompson

HM: Nash, Miller, Stockton, Mullin, Hornacek, Dirk


What do you mean by “pure?”

I was a Michael Redd fan, but little about his very effective, very odd shooting form struck me as “pure.” He pulled the ball back along the side of his head before throwing his shoulders forward and catapulting the ball.

When I think of “pure” shooting, I think of great mechanics with very few moving parts which results in a very easily repeatable motion. Klay Thompson, who had a lightening quick release on top of it, immediately comes to mind.


When I say "pure shooter," I'm just talking about shooting, as opposed to creating off the dribble.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#37 » by Optms » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:41 pm

Whopper_Sr wrote:
Tacoma wrote:I'd put Steve Nash ahead of everyone but Steph Curry.


He can even be argued over Curry. He was that good.


Oh my god

No he can't. Just stop while you're ahead.
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Re: Top 5 shooters ever 

Post#38 » by Danny1616 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:07 pm

1. Curry
2. Nash
3. Durant
4. Bird
5. Dirk
6. Allen
7. Klay
8. Miller
9. Price
10. Peja

Spot up shooters like Korver shouldn't make a list like this. They can't create their own shot and don't take as difficult shots as players with high usage rates who actually handle the ball.
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Post#39 » by rtiff68 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:22 pm

Catchall wrote:
rtiff68 wrote:
Catchall wrote:If we're talking about pure shooting...

1 Curry
2 Allen
3 Redd
4 Durant
5 Korver/K. Thompson

HM: Nash, Miller, Stockton, Mullin, Hornacek, Dirk


What do you mean by “pure?”

I was a Michael Redd fan, but little about his very effective, very odd shooting form struck me as “pure.” He pulled the ball back along the side of his head before throwing his shoulders forward and catapulting the ball.

When I think of “pure” shooting, I think of great mechanics with very few moving parts which results in a very easily repeatable motion. Klay Thompson, who had a lightening quick release on top of it, immediately comes to mind.


When I say "pure shooter," I'm just talking about shooting, as opposed to creating off the dribble.


I mean, I get that, but my point is that Redd’s mechanics are far from conventional— there’s a reason why nobody else shoots that way or teaches that form. There was nothing especially pure about his stroke at all. He shot from the side of his head with his body contorting.

His results— 38% from 3PT, 84% from FT— were very solid, but not exactly awe inspiring, either. I guess I just don’t see your point at all outside of the fact that you liked him as a player and wanted to give him a shout-out.
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Post#40 » by lobosloboslobos » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:06 pm

illuminati666 wrote:Curry
Bird
Klay
Allen
Nash


this. Curry has to be first and Nash has to be second. After that Klay and Ray are the next two best all-time bombers and for the last pick it could be any of a number of legends who could shoot the lights out. I too would pick Bird. :nod:

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