OG List: NBA All-Time 3-Point Shooters, Steph Curry Moves into 2nd Behind Ray Allen

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.

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Steph Curry, seen here attempting a 3-point shot for the Golden State Warriors against the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016, continues to move up the NBA’s career 3-point list.

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Steph Curry, seen here attempting a 3-point shot for the Golden State Warriors against the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016, continues to move up the NBA’s career 3-point list. (Image: Noah Graham/Getty)

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.

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
SHOOTER 3-POINTERS MADE
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.

Ray Allen 3-Point Shot Miami Heat
Ray Allen of the Miami Heat takes a 3-point shot against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. (Image: Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

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.

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