Why Michael Jordan Was a Better 3-Point Shooter Than Kobe Bryant

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Why Michael Jordan Was a Better 3-Point Shooter Than Kobe Bryant
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When it comes to the myriad ways Kobe Bryant falls short of Michael Jordan, many fans are overwhelmed. At this point there may be only one hope for some to illustrate how Bryant was better than Jordan in at least one category: three point shooting.

I wholly disagree; in fact, when you compare two players who shot almost the same percentage from 3-point range for their careers (Kobe 33.9 percent/MJ 32.7 percent) you must break it down to who used the three more effectively and at the right times.

The NBA 3-point line has been altered over the years, but in any season, making one of three is considered "good."

In the 1979-80, the NBA adopted the 3-point shot. During the 1994-95, 1995–96, and 1996–97 seasons, the NBA attempted to address decreased scoring by shortening the distance of the line to a uniform 22 feet (6.7 m) around the basket. From the 1997–98 season, the NBA reverted the line to its original distance of 23 feet, 9 inches (22 feet at the corners).

MICHAEL JORDAN ONLY PLAYED TWO FULL SEASONS WHERE THE THREE POINT SHOT LINE WAS SHORTER.

Let's break it down.

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