The best three-point shooters in the NBA aren’t defined by just being really good at making shots from long distance.
The elite shooters in the league do sometimes look like they are playing pop-a-shot from 23 feet out, but they also inspire confidence in their teammates.
When Michael Jordan was sitting on the bench in the waning seconds of Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals with the score tied at 86, Steve Kerr told him he'd be ready when MJ was double-teamed by the Jazz.
Jordan was double-teamed after all, but he could have still taken the hero shot. He was Michael Jordan, who was going to question him? However, the best player ever didn’t hesitate, and he put his trust in his teammate, who was wide open at the top of the key to make the championship shot.
Fifteen years later, that moment still ranks as one of the best ever in NBA Finals history.
Kerr, Robert Horry and Reggie Miller are three of the best three-point shooters of all time, but who are the 10 best shooters right now as we get closer to the start of the 2012-13 season?
Let’s take a look at the list, but first, a clue: The No. 1 player on this list also put his name at the top of a very meaningful list in 2011.