No shot in basketball changes the flow of a game more than the three point shot. While a dunk provides momentum and energizes a crowd, a three point shot, however, when attempted and converted at the right time can take a losing team completely out of the game.
It is rare that a team will design a play to get a dunk as a game winning shot. The three point shot is reserved for specialists, as most players can dunk a basketball. The NBA adopted the three point shot in the 1979-1980 NBA season, in part, to spread the floor and reward specialist who shot the ball from long range.
While adopted in the early 1980’s, the specialist started to get the attention toward the middle to late 1980’s. These players represent the top ten Chicago Bulls three point shooters.