There are many exciting aspects of an NBA game, from the dazzling mid-air dunks to the six dollar beers. The most exciting part for me is seeing a player knock down a clutch three-pointer with the game on the line.
No other play can bring a crowd to a deafening roar faster, or to a dead silence, depending on which team made the play.
The history of the NBA is filled with these moments. In Game Six of the NBA Finals, John Paxton hit a dagger three-pointer with four seconds remaining to defeat Sir Charles and the Suns and give the Bulls their third straight NBA Championship.
Recently, in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, Ray Allen knocked down a clutch three-point shot that gave the Celtics a 118-115 Game Two victory over the Bulls and tied the series.
So many great shooters have played in the NBA, so in honor of these legendary snipers, I have put together a short list of the five most memorable three-point shooters in NBA history.
I based my picks not only on stats, but also play making ability and the impact these players had on their teams and basketball in general.
So let’s take a look at the list.