Top 10 Greatest 3-Point Shooters in NBA History


We love the three-point line. When many of us think back to some of the most memorable moments in basketball, many of them involve a last-second three to take the win, or a crazy half-court lob that somehow made it in.

With the three-point obsession at an all-time high, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten three-point shooters of all time. It is important to note that while not all of these players necessarily hold the highest percent for made three pointers, they all have unique factors that denote them as one of the greatest.

1. Stephen Curry - 47.7%

2. Ray Allen - 40.0%

3. Reggie Miller - 47.1%

4. Klay Thompson - 42.2%

5. Kyle Korver - 43.1%

6. Larry Bird - 37.6%

7. Peja Stojakovic - 40.1%

8. Kevin Durant - 38.4%

9. Mitch Richmond - 38.8%

10. Steve Kerr - 47.9%

You might notice a commonality between several of these top shooters: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are all members of the 2018 NBA Championship team, the Golden State Warriors. Additionally, the Warriors are coached by none other than Steve Kerr , the tenth greatest three-point shooter in history who holds the highest career three-point percentage (45.4%) in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made.

Clearly, from the coaching staff down to the players, the Warriors know shooting. We’re proud to say that the Warriors use Noah Basketball in their practice facility to improve their shots, allowing them to make more three’s and win more games.

By shooting on the Noah Shooting System and analyzing player and team data through the Noahlytics Data Service, the Warriors can better understand why their shots were made or missed. This data, in conjunction with the instant audible feedback given after each shot taken, allows for the Warriors to adjust their shots and create muscle memory, leading to a higher percentage of shots made.

Noah Basketball is not just for the pros, this technology is available for shooters at every level from high school to the NBA, and offers free shooting clinics to allow players to experience the system themselves. Request a clinic now to learn more about how this technology can help make you into a better three-point shooter.