Nothing but Net: Ranking the Greatest Shooters in NBA History

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Nothing but Net: Ranking the Greatest Shooters in NBA History

Welcome back to the "Greatest Ever" series as we continue with the rankings of the greatest shooters in NBA history.

These are the most capable and accurate shooters who know how to hit a jump shot from just about anywhere on the court, regardless of if there's a defender on them, wide open, from the dribble, catch and shoot and so on.

Having this type of a player on your team is always helpful, as they can come up big, especially in the clutch when you need most to win the game. Not everyone can find the bottom of the net so easily like these players have done.

It's almost an art form to watch a great shooter go to work, as he beats the opponents and they can't do anything to stop him. However, there is a difference here: Not everyone takes the same shots, as they of course are different.

The highest honor for a shooter can be joining the 50/40/90 club. It's perhaps the biggest recognition for a player that has nice shooting skills, as only the most elite are in there. This means that one player is capable of hitting at least 50 percent from field, 40 percent from behind the arc and 90 percent from the charity stripe.

However, there's a difference here. One player has big percentages, but that doesn't mean he will be on this list or find himself on the top of it.

There's a difference between people who take 20 attempts with a hard-nosed defender breathing down their neck and teams that make game plans on how to stop that guy. He has to take contested shots, work off the dribble, has to create.

It's easy to pull up from just about anywhere and to score the two (or three) points wide open rather than to be heavily defended. That leaves out some people and downgrades someone who will be on the list, but it also proves something.

Without further ado, here are the greatest shooters in NBA history!

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