Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooter Steph Curry recently passed Reggie Miller (2,560) to move into second place on the NBA’s all-time, 3-point shooting list. Curry has his sights set on Hall of Famer Ray Allen, who tops the list for NBA 3-pointers with 2,973 treys. For this latest OG List, we compiled the top-25 3-point shooters in NBA history, along with top-10 long-range shooters in ABA history.
Allen played for four teams (Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Sonics, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat) during his 18-year career. He averaged 5.8 3-point shots per game, knocking down 40% of his 3-pointers. During the 2005-06 season in Seattle, Allen averaged 7.8 treys per game and hit a career-high 3.2 per game.
Curry connects on 43.3% of his 3-point shots. He had four seasons, including this season, in which he attempted double-digit treys per game. During the 2018-19 season, Curry attempted a career-high 11.7 3-pointers per game and drilled 5.1 treys per game.
Curry passed Miller over the weekend during a game against the Utah Jazz.
“It’s special,” Curry told ESPN. “I was trying to enjoy it in the middle of the game because I knew it was on the horizon, and I knew how much I looked up to Reggie growing up, watching him play, playing against my dad.”
Steph’s father, Dell Curry, is currently ranked #63 all-time with 1,245 3-pointers.
Steph Curry passes Reggie Miller on the all-time 3PTS list!
Ray Allen: 2973 (1300 GMS)
Steph Curry: 2561 (715 GMS)
Reggie Miller: 2560 (1389 GMS)
Kyle Korver: 2355 (1232 GMS)
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 24, 2021
NBA’s Top Snipers: Allen, Curry, Miller, Korver
James Harden is currently ranked #5 all-time in 3-pointers. Harden will most likely pass Kyle Korver later this season to move into fourth overall.
LeBron James sits in 14th overall, but is striving to become the 10th NBA player to reach 2,000 3-pointers.
|NBA ALL-TIME 3-POINT SHOOTERS|
|1. Ray Allen||2,973|
|2. Steph Curry||2,562|
|3. Reggie Miller||2,560|
|4. Kyle Korver||2,450|
|5. James Harden||2,362|
|6. Vince Carter||2,290|
|7, Jason Terry||2,282|
|8. Jamal Crawford||2,221|
|9. Paul Pierce||2,143|
|10. Jason Kidd||1,988|
|11. Dirk Nowitzki||1,982|
|12. Joe Johnson||1,978|
|13. JR Smith||1,930|
|14. LeBron James||1,917|
|15. JJ Reddick||1,908|
|16. Chauncey Billups||1,830|
|17. Damian Lillard||1,828|
|18, Kobe Bryant||1,827|
|19. Klay Thompson||1,798|
|20. Rashard Lewis||1,787|
|21. Peja Stojakovic||1,760|
|22. Kyle Lowry||1,733|
|23. Dale Ellis||1,719|
|24. Steve Nash||1,685|
|25. Wesley Matthews||1,681|
Active pros currently in the top 50 include Curry (ranked #2), Harden (ranked #5), JR Smith (ranked #13), James (ranked #14), JJ Reddick (ranked #15), Damian Lillard (ranked #17), Klay Thompson (ranked #19), Kyle Lowry (ranked #22), Wesley Matthews (ranked #25), Paul George (ranked #26), Kevin Durant (ranked #27), Eric Gordon (ranked #30), Trevor Ariza (ranked #34), Carmelo Anthony (ranked #38), Kemba Walker (ranked #39), Chris Paul (ranked #42), Lou Williams (ranked #44), Ryan Anderson (ranked #48), and Danny Green (ranked #49).
John Starks (1,222) from the New York Knicks during the early 1990s is ranked #69.
ABA 3-Point History: Louie Dampier Trey King
When the ABA began its inaugural season in 1967-68, it was known for its tri-color ball and the 3-point shot.
ABA Commissioner George Mikan felt strongly that the 3-point shot would give smaller players a scoring advantage that they wouldn’t normally have during an era when giants ruled the paint.
|ABA ALL-TIME 3-POINT SHOOTERS|
- Louie Dampier 794
- Bill Keller 506
- Glen Combs 503
- George Lehmann 409
- Darel Carrier 398
- Warren Jabali 322
- Roger Brown 312
- Chico Vaughn 306
- Freddie Lewis 275
- Stew Johnson 269
No one could stop Louie Dampier and his deadly 3-point shot. During his nine seasons with the Kentucky Colonels, Dampier led the ABA with 794 3-pointers, 288 more than Bill Keller in second. During the 1969-70 season, Dampier averaged 26 ppg and launched more than seven treys per game.
Both Dampier and Roger Brown (Indiana Pacers) were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.