Ray Allen or Reggie Miller?

Hardwood HoudiniContributor INovember 28, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 13:  Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers takes the last shot of the game against the Detroit Pacers in Game three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs at Conseco Fieldhouse on May 13, 2005 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Pistons 79-74.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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If somebody asked you to name the top five shooters of all-time who would you say? Most people would include names like Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, Steve Kerr, and Mark Price. All of these guys have had terrific NBA careers and are most known for their shooting ability. The two best known shooters of this past decade are Ray Allen and Reggie Miller. There has been a lot of debate over the years about who is the better shooter out of these two.

The thing that makes this such a great debate is how similar these guys career statistics are. One thing you do have to consider when looking at the following numbers is the years played by these two. Reggie Miller played eighteen years in his NBA career and retired at the age of forty. Ray Allen is currently thirty-four years old and in his fifteenth year in the league. Given that Ray plays three to five more years his numbers could go up, or down in stats such as three point percentage. So without further delay here are some interesting stats comparing these two future hall-of-famers.

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