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Wizards Unveil New Court at Verizon Center

December 7, 2011

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With the Wizards heading back into the retro look of the Bullets glory days, it was only right to update the hardwood (pause). John Wall will be having tons of fun on this court for sure.

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Movie Review: The Fab Five

March 13, 2011

Stunning. Shocking. Riveting. Incredible. Amazing. That’s the first words you will hear out of people’s minds when they refer to ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, The Fab Five. The documentary is based on the journey of a basketball team of five young freshmen at the University of Michigan during a two-year time period from 1991 to 1993. Director Jason Hehir captivated audiences by showing how the Fab Five came together, won together, lost together and even, fell apart at times.

Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson was, are and will forever be the Fab Five. The documentary shows the bond and brotherhood that came together on the University of Michigan’s campus and took the nation by storm. From being freshmen to start on a D-1 NCAA team (unheard of in that time period) to trendsetting basketball fashion with the long shorts, black socks and black shoes, the team personified a generation. The documentary also took a look at its impact on hip-hop culture and its seeming less integration with sports, especially basketball. In the film, you can see how the Fab Five became cultural icons and became a circus on the road with mass hysteria. However, everything wasn’t fine and dandy in Wolverine country. The team received vicious hate mail (some from its own alumni), how the team felt exploited once they noticed how the school and Nike was making profits off of them and the ultimate trial of a Michigan booster who paid players, which forced the NCAA to relinquish the Fab Five’s accomplishments, including its back-to-back Final Four appearances. From the wild rollercoaster ride of becoming a cultural phenomenon to the epic battles with Duke and UNC in the national title games, The Fab Five documentary captures it all, sort of.


While watching the documentary, it seemed one thing was missing, Chris Webber. He didn’t share one comment about the team or make an appearance to be interviewed. According to Jalen Rose, he contacted him several times to join in on this masterpiece, but Webber politely declined. Was it the “timeout”, the trial, who knows what made him not want to join, but I can guarantee C. Webb still has deep, dark feelings about his time in Michigan and wasn’t ready to acknowledge them yet.


Fab Five was an exceptional piece of work. From all the inner stories of Jalen Rose’s childhood/father to the Fab Five’s hatred for Duke to the “break-up” of the Fab Five, it was documented beautifully. It is a must buy for basketball lovers and truly ranks as one of the best 30 for 30 documentaries to date.

4.5 out of 5 stars!

What do you guys think?

2011 NBA Trade Deadline Breakdown

February 24, 2011

Its just a little past 7 here on the East Coast and now we can all breathe a sigh of a relief. For a hectic seven hours on this Thursday morning through afternoon, the NBA and its fans may have witnessed the wildest trade deadline, ever. All-Stars shipped and gone, beloved role players traded, low-relevance high-priced contract players become relevant again. It was magic watching everything develop. We thought Melo and Deron was only the tip of the iceberg and we were right.For the next few paragraphs, I’ll try to breakdown what just happened, why it happened and what will be the result of its happenings. I’ll discuss my favorite trades, winners, losers and everything in between. So, sit back, read, learn and soak in some NBA knowledge. Make sure you put your GM hat on too!


Let’s look at all the trades:

Cleveland acquires Baron Davis first-round draft pick from the Clippers for Mo Williams:
Poor Baron. You would think throwing alley-oops to the NBA’s best “rookie” would do him some good. Now, the journeyman must find a new home in sappy Cleveland, OH and try to turn water into wine with an unhappy Antwan Jamison and frustrated J.J. Hickson. Awesome. On the other hand, Mo Williams gets to leave his post-depression LeBron state and become Blake Griffin’s new Binky. Not so fast Mo, a rookie named Eric Bledsoe is a budding star in LA and don’t think you can just take the job. From a GM standpoint I understand what the Clippers were doing. They have a young team already, they don’t need anymore young players, but what you get in return is Mo Williams? Was a certified lottery pick not worth more than Mo Williams? They should’ve gave Denver a call. I’m sure they would’ve listened. As for Cleveland, they will now have two top 10 picks in the 2011 draft. Dan Gilbert might be on to something folks. Winner: Cavaliers Break Even: Clippers Loser: Baron Davis


Boston acquires Jeff Green and Nenad Kristic from the Oklahoma City for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson:
Celtic nation is in remorse mode right now, KG just created five new curse words and Danny Ainge needs Presidential security to go anywhere. I feel for Celtics, because they just lost their enforcer and every great NBA dynasty needs an enforcer. Check the past 20 years. From Laimbeer to Perkins, you can find an enforcer. Instead the Thunder gain true grit in the middle, which they desperately needed if they wanted to contend with the Lakers, and Celtics get “younger.” Plus, Ainge felt that Perk would be lured away in the offseason by big contracts and not be a Celtic. Therefore, he wanted something in return. The Thunder now can make a serious case to win the West by gaining an enforcer and a player that has been through playoff wars. As for Nate Robinson, it seems he’s turning into a journeyman himself. Third team in six years is not cool by any standard. Winner: Thunder Break Even: Celtics Loser: Celtic Pride

Houston acquires Goran Dragic from Phoenix for Aaron Brooks:
What happens when you know a budding star is not coming back and you can’t do anything about it? Do a Carmelo! Sell him to the highest bidder, at the last moment. Brooks name was floating around a lot of circles as of 2:50 PM EST, but when it was all said and done, Brooks landed in Phoenix. He is set to be a restricted free-agent this summer and Houston knew he was a goner. Instead they traded him a similar yet more streaky player in Dragic. Dragic has a team option this summer and a low-contract. Cash Rules Everything Around Me. Winner: Rockets/Suns Break Even: Steve Nash Loser: Yao Ming


Memphis acquires Shane Battier from Houston for Haseem Thabeet and second-round draft pick:
Memphis dropped the ball on purpose in a trade we will talk about later, but refused to on this one. They cut ties with the 2nd overall pick in the 2009 draft and picked up one of the best perimeter defenders in the league to free up duties for their best perimeter player. (Sound familiar Lakers fans?) Again, the Rockets pretty much knew Battier was headed elsewhere this offseason and felt like this was the best deal. A lot of pressure will be placed on Thabeet, but I like him in Houston. Hopefully, Yao stays around a bit and teach the 7’2 mammoth a thing a two about low-post moves and Chinese cuisine. Winner: Grizzlies Break Even: Rockets Loser: Thabeet’s State of Mind


Portland acquires Gerald Wallace from Charlotte for Joel Pryzbilla and second-round pick:
Yep. That’s it. Joel Pryzbilla. You read it right. Michael Jordan and the Charlotte front office couldn’t find anything better. Pryzbilla’s 1.8 career PPG and 3.9 career RPG averages SCREAM at me when I see this. Quite amazing I think. This just reminds me of when LA traded baby Gasol, a few picks for Pau. No trade balance whatsoever. If this was 2K11 and you tried to “force trade” the computer still won’t let you. I don’t no where the Bobcats go from here but its not looking good. I understand that Wallace wasn’t returning to Charlotte but Pryzbila? You can do better Mike. On the other hand, expect the Blazers to be a tough out in the West playoffs. I like the Matthews-Wallace-Aldridge look. Quick, how many shots of Johnny Walker Blue did MJ take once he realized what he had done? Winner: Blazers Break Even: Stephen Jackson’s FG attempts per game Loser: Bobcats

Atlanta acquires Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong from Washington for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Mo Evans and a first-round draft pick.
Hawks needed a better defending guard and they got it. Hinrich has always been a a hawk, while Bibby has always been not so much of a hawk. Atlanta feels like they can contend with the East powerhouses and this is their chance. To be honest, they still won’t make it to the East Finals, lucky if they get to the East Semis. Too much talent awaits them in the top half. As for the Wizards, they lose one of their most consistent players this year and gain the streaky Mike Bibby. Bibby from Sacramento is long gone, but Bibby is a fighter. Should be interesting to see how he takes his reserve role in Washington. Wizards front office gain a draft pick which is much needed to the rebuilding of Washington. Winner: Wizards Break Even: Hawks Loser: Andray Blatche (just cuz)

Sacramento acquires Marquis Daniels for cash.
No words.


A few things that surfaced during the trading deadline:
– Grizzlies was traded O.J. Mayo for Josh McRoberts and draft pick to the Pacers. Problem is, the Grizzlies froze at the end and the deal didn’t meet the NBA trading deadline. Facts are still being worked out on this so keep an eye on it.
– Mavericks were close to obtaining Tayshaun Prince from the Pistons to take on the Manus and Kobes of the West, but the Pistons saw too much leadership value in Prince. Cuban wasn’t pleased.
– Johnny Flynn’s named circled trade talks in Kings, Bulls, Knicks, Clippers, Bobcats and Knicks. He’s still in Minnesota.

So that’s it. What do you guys think? Winners? Losers?

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10 Thoughts About Knicks/Nets Trades

February 23, 2011

Wow. Wow. Wow. Let me be the first to say, that this might be the most remarkable blockbuster trades dealt at one time in recent history. Teams cementing themselves for championship contention for this year and years to come. Others basing their futures on promising young players, future draft picks and cash options. This is why I love the NBA. Even after the big trades that happened in December involving the Magic, I knew it was possible for those trades to be topped. And well, everything has lived up to the hype. Just in case you been living under a rock for the past 48 hours let me give you a quick breakdown:


Knicks acquire:

F Carmelo Anthony
G Chauncey Billups
G Anthpny Carter
F Renaldo Balkman
F/C Sheldon Williams

Nuggets acquire:

G Raymond Felton
F Danilo Gallinari
F Wilson Chandler
C Timofey Mozgov
2 Second-round Picks in 2012 & 2013 from Warriors

In another deal..

Nets acquire:

G Deron Williams

Jazz acquire:

G Devin Harris
F Derrick Favors
2 First-round draft picks & cash

Ok, now that you’re up-to-date soak it in… Ah, feel that? Yep. Wow. Exact same feeling as me. Well, here are 10 thoughts, questions and comments when looking back at this trade:


1. Finally the Carmelo saga ends!
For seven months we have been hearing about this and finally, the deal is done. Carmelo Anthony is a Knick, Spike Lee can rest while sleeping and LaLa Vasquez can finally do lunch dates with Kim Kardashian. All is well on the ‘Melo side of things. Amar’e is smiling and so is the Knickerbocker faithful.


2. Point guard state of mind.
You would think being a top 5 free agent pick up, All-Star snub and solidify yourself as a top 10 point guard in the league would make you untradeable. Well ask Raymond Felton and that is not the case. Felton did everything right. Led D’Antoni’s system fairly well and gets hoisted out of his job within a year. That has to suck. As for Chauncey Billups, he’s been around the block a few times so he knows the drill. In this case its slightly different for the fact that Chauncey had aspirations of moving into the Nuggets’ front office once retired. Hopefully that deal is still on the table and Chauncey gets what he has earned.

3. Denver, CO — Home of the Most Average Basketball Mediocre Team in America

After this trade you can pretty much say that the Denver Nuggets were looking to get assets. Now that I look at the team, I see solid role players and tough competition everywhere. You have solid point guards in Lawson and Felton. Good perimeter players in Smith, Chandler & Danilo. Also, a good core of NBA big men with Martin, Mozgov & NeNe. Let’s not forget Birdman and Afflalo as well. The team has pretty much everything you need but A STAR! With 12 seconds left in the game who do you give it to? Who knows! Who do you build around? Who knows! Lots of questions, even more assets.


4. The Knicks are still the SIXTH best team in the East:
Anyways, Celtics and Heat are the top dogs, period. Magic and Hawks have always been tough competition, because they are deep and have solid teams with perennial All-Stars. The new team in the mix are the Bulls. Chicago has a leader (Rose), interior defense (Noah) and a post presence (Boozer) to know their key to success. As for New York, they have an explosive offense and that’s about it. Lacking defense and chemistry it will be tough to see this team move up the East ladder, this year. If enough moves are made in the near future you might be calling them top dogs sooner than later. Sidenote: The East is back. Might even be better than the mid-90’s days.

5. Mikhail Prokhorov is a mastermind:
Yes, we know the Nets GM is Billy King and all respect to King, but this deal has Prokhorov has him written all over it. Prokhorov wanted a star and got one. He forced the Knicks to overpay for Melo and shook it off. Less than 24 hours later he has himself another gold medal winning All-Star. Amazing. I wouldn’t play poker against that guy.


6. Nets are aiming for Dwight Howard:
Say what you want, but Dwight Howard will be leaving Orlando. Even after the blockbuster trades Otis Smith pulled off, it wasn’t enough. Dwight knows he can’t win a championship in Orlando. Therefore, he is out once his contract is up in the summer of 2012. History says he goes to Los Angeles. Kareem did it. Wilt did it. Shaq did it. It’s just what great centers do to cement their legacy. However, if Prokhorov can work his magic, Dwight might be moving to Brooklyn. Sidenote: Dwight if you do leave the Magic, let down Orlando easy. Try not to be like that South Beach guy.

7. What are the Jazz thinking?:
First you fire your esteemed, soon-to-be Hall of Fame coach. Next you trade away your star player? I don’t get it. Either this team is expecting to move to Kansas City in the next year or Sloan is on the nearest bus back to Salt Lake City. They are purposely trying to downgrade their team? I guess they are putting all chips on for Kyrie Irving this summer. But then again, everyone pretty much assumed that Deron wasn’t going to be returning, so Jazz management did like the Nuggets and “cashed out.”


8. Deron Williams is hurt more than you know it:
Deron is now a New Jersey Net, as a result he will have to leave his Utah home and foundation. Deron was shocked by the whole ordeal. This past afternoon on Twitter his assistant and head coordinator of his foundation, Point of Hope, Matt Mitnick claimed how he was sick from the trade.


9. New York basketball has returned.
The Mecca. A Basketball player’s Jerusalem. It’s New York. MSG will be rocking like good ol times again. People might mistake Amar’e for Patrick. Maybe Melo for Bernard King. Chauncey as Clyde Frazier? Who knows! Knicks fans deserve it and the 2000’s were too hurtful to them. I expect great things from them in the near future and so does Magic. Did I mention how Spike called this trade? Ha.

10. Comparing trades, who got the better deal?:

No question about it, the Nets! If the Knicks weren’t so involved in the Melo drama, they might have snagged D. Will from the Jazz. Williams would’ve had a better connection with Amar’e, but the Knicks were too deep involved with Melo. The overpaying they did for Anthony had an Isiah Thomas feel to it. You know the same guy who gave millions to an overweight Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph. Hopefully, both teams turn for the good and soon. I don’t know if I can hear another whining Knick fan in my ear for the next five years.

What do you guys think?

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NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

February 18, 2011

Friday Night:

12:30-3:00: Rookie/Sophomore Practices [NBA TV]

3:00-5:00: All Star Weekend interviews. [NBA TV]

7:00-9:00: Celebrity All Star Game. Coached by Bill Simmons & Jimmy Kimmell [ESPN]


9:00-11:00:
Rookie Challenge [TNT]
Rooks: Eric Bledsoe, John Wall, Landry Fields, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, Greg Monroe and Gary Neal.

Sophs: Stephen Curry, James Harden, Wesley Matthews, Taj Gibson, Serge Ibaka, DeJuan Blair, DeMar DeRozan, Jrue Holiday and Brandon Jennings.

Prediction: Rooks! Too solid inside, plus Wall and Bledsoe can keep up with the Sophs. Sleeper of the game goes to Landry Fields. Watch for a big game from him.
Saturday Night:

7:00-8:00: “The Lost Dunks”. [TNT]


8:30-11:00:
2011 All-Star Saturday Night: Skills Challenge, 3-point Shootout & Slam Dunk Contest. [TNT]
Skills Challenge Participants: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose and John Wall.

Prediction: CP3 is the best ballhandler in the game, period.

3-Point Shootout Participants: Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, Daniel Gibson, James Jones, Paul Pierce and Dorell Wright.

Prediction: I like Dan Gibson over Kevin Durant in a close one. Cleveland will have a reason to shout again.

Slam Dunk Contest Participants: Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka, JaVale McGee and DeMar DeRozan.

Prediction: Blake. Blake. Blake.

Sunday Night


8:30-11:00: 2011 All-Star Game [TNT]

East All-Stars: LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, Al Horford, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo.

West All-Stars: Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Yao Ming (injured), Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dirk Nowitzki, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.

Prediciton: East jump on the West early but the depth of the West brings them back to win it. Can we get a Kobe game winner as well. If he misses, expect a Kevin Love putback. Ha.

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What If: The Portland Trailblazers Drafted Kevin Durant Instead of Greg Oden?

February 16, 2011

Hey FMFS Readers. I appreciate all readers and want to give you guys more blogs, thoughts and crazy ideas that go through my head. Therefore, I have a weekly column that takes a look back at recent and some not-so recent NBA events that were larger than life and changed the NBA spectrum as we know it.

With this first week’s column we will examine the unfortunate mistake of the Portland Trailblazers front office of taking Greg Oden over NBA phenom Kevin Durant. Let’s look at the facts first:

In April of 2007,Greg Oden just led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the NCAA national championship game and took over the NCAA as the best big man in the land. Oden dominated with 15.7 PPG, 9.6 RPG and 3.3 BPG. Even though he suffered many nagging injuries during his only season as a Buckeye, Oden was a monster in the paint. Standing 7-foot and 270 pounds, he was the next Russell to be. So they claimed.


Down in the Big 12 a scoring sensation was gaining national press. Kevin Durant was a college basketball sensation at University of Texas. He scored, scored, scored and scored. Averaging 25.8 PPG and 11.1 RPG in his 6’10, 230lb frame, the thin, linky kid from Seat Pleasant, MD won Freshman of the Year and, along with Oden, be named to the AP All-American 1st Team. It would only be the tip of the iceberg for his bright, young career.

That June, the Portland Trailblazers had the #1 pick in the NBA draft. Seattle Supersonics (R.I.P.) had the #2 pick and it was widely known that whoever the Blazers didn’t take, the Sonics would. Even with all the red flags surrounding Oden’s body from doctors and his history with injuries, the Blazers remained optimistic and selected him with the first overall pick. Next, the Sonics grabbed Kevin Durant, respectively. That is how quick the life of Blazers fan would change for the next 3 years and beyond.

Now, in 2011, Kevin Durant is the NBA’s leading scorer and is coming off an MVP-candidate season where he won the scoring title (youngest ever to do that). He is attending his 2nd All-Star game this weekend (first time starting) and has the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly Seattle Supersonics) in playoff contention as the 4th best team in the West. As for Greg Oden, he’s out. Oden tore his knee apart and had to receive surgery on it, again. Third major surgery in as many years. As far as his legacy in the NBA, Oden is considered a bust. Since he’s been drafted, the Portland Trailblazers have played 301 regular season games, Oden has only played in 82. The Blazers have an option of picking up another year on his contract or releasing him this summer. In my opinion, Oden still has some worth. What worth, I don’t know, but I can see him as a solid role player with limited minutes for a team. Good thing about Greg is that he just turned 22. Don’t be surprised if the Blazers use him in a trade to get some value back. When you compare these two it doesn’t even come close. Imagine your a 16 year old and your dad says you can choose between the speedy, up-to-date sports car or the old, always-has-car-trouble truck. I think this is a no brainer. Zoom Zoom!

Now, lets head back to that faithful night in June of 2007. Oden and Durant are both dressed to a T waiting out the stressful NBA process. David Stern approaches the podium. “With the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Portland Trailblazers select.. Kevin Durant from the University of Texas.” *Crowd Applause* Now, I’m not saying that the Blazers ultimately become great, because they don’t, but they are surely better than what they are now. Durant and Brandon Roy become the best, young 2-3 combination in the league and learn to share the ball. Immediately, the Blazers make the playoffs and in 2011 are one of the favorites to challenge the Lakers. Durant most likely doesn’t win the scoring title in 2010, but due to Roy being out for most of 2011 he takes the reigns and shows the inner dominance that was inside of him. It will propel him to be the scoring champion in 2011. As for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oden goes through many ailing injuries and team drops to the bottom of the league. Team continues to sputter and loses home support. Luckily in 2009, the Oklahoma City Thunder win the NBA lottery and are granted the #1 selection. They take Blake Griffin.

It’s funny how things fall right?

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Top 10 Best Shooters in NBA History

February 11, 2011

Where do we start? Let’s exactly think of what makes a great shooter. Keen eye and accuracy is one. Also, the ability to gracefully put the ball in between the hoop at a high level. By being a shooter you get bonus points for being a clutch shooter and being a good basketball player all-around.

Once I saw Ray Allen’s triumphant record-breaking night, I had to write this. Ray Allen surpassed Reggie Miller as the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made in last night’s loss to the Lakers. Allen and Miller are the only NBA players to ever hit more than 2,000 threes. Mind you, the NBA didn’t institute the 3-point line until the 1979-80 season. So for all the old timers, we can’t compute their numbers. Another note, I would like to think of the Michael Jordans, Larry Birds and Kobe Bryants as great shooters as well, but those guys were more of basketball gods. This list is reserved for the not so godly, still great shooters. But I digress, here’s the top 10 shooters in NBA history.


10. Dirk Nowitzki (1998 – present)
The Big German is the biggest on the list. This former MVP and 2006 NBA 3-Point Sooutout Champ is nothing but water when it comes to hoops. The 10-time All-Star shoots 38% from 3 and has made 1,175 three balls. If Dirk continues at this pace, he will be the greatest shooting big man ever. Hi, Larry.
Dirk Nowitzki’s Career Highlights

J.J. in his Duke days:


9. Dan Majerle (1988 – 2001)
Thunder Dan! He lit it up for the Heat and Suns during his prime and was a spot on shooter. Majerle shot a career 36% from deep and made 1,360 trey bombs. Majerle never won an NBA championship (losing to Jordan’s Bulls), but he has his list of achievements from being a 3-time All-Star to a 2-time All-NBA Defense selection and leading the league in threes made in 1992-93 and 1993-94. Thunder Dan is now an assistant coach on the Phoenix Suns.

Majerle Career Highlights


8. Nick Van Exel (1993 – 2006)
If we had to make a top 10 clutch shooters, Nick Van Exel would make it. The loud mouth, exuberant guard that held down Los Angeles through its roughest patch in the past thirty years was a gunner. Van Exel only shot 36% from three, but currently ranks sixth in most three-pointers made all-time with 1,528. Nick retired in 2006, but is still a favorite Laker for fans who bleed purple and gold.

Nick’s Game Winner in the Boston Garden
Nick the Quick Career Highlights


7. Allan Houston (1993 – 2005)
Before entering the front office of the New York Knicks, Allan Houston was one of the best shooters in the league. Helping Patrick Ewing reach one of his only two Finals appearances, Houston was a pure shooter. Shooting 40% from 3-point range and knocking down 1,305 in his career, Houston stroke was magnificent. I’m sure in D’antoni’s system, Houston would be leading the league in threes made today.

Houston’s Career Highlights


6. Kevin Durant (1988-2002)
The young gun. The future. Possibly and honestly, the best stroke in the NBA today, aside from #1. KD has took the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise on his finger and made them a contender. Only a 35% shooter from deep, Durant is still a proven scorer. He became the NBA’s youngest scoring champion in the 2009-2010 season. Expect more to come from Durant as he continues to chisel his name in the NBA record books.

KD Game Winner

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5. Dell Curry (1986 – 2002)

The father of one of NBA’s best and brightest young stars, Dell Curry taught his sons Steph and Seth as much as they need to know about shooting from behind the arc. In several seasons in Charlotte where he made his name, Curry shot 40% and made 1,245 threes in his career. Curry led the league in 3-point shooting percentage in the 1998-99 season.

Dell Curry Career Highlights


4. Steve Kerr (1988 – 2002)
One of the greatest role players ever, Steve Kerr went on to be apart of five NBA Championships. The 1997 3-Point Shootout Winner is also has the 2nd highest 3-point shooting percentage in NBA History (Good chance he will become #1 soon, since Anthony Morrow has a lot of time remaining in his career.) Kerr only made 762 threes during his career, but hit some very big ones to say the least. Kerr is now an analyst for TNT after stepping down as the Suns GM recently. Can you believe him and Dan Majerle were in the same front office together at one time?

Kerr in Game 6: 97 Finals
Kerr Career Highlights
Kerr in the 97 3-Point Shootout


3. Glen Rice (1989 – 2004)

Glen Rice was the man of Michigan when entering the league. He made his mark as a marksmen for the Hornets where he would attend 3 All-Star Games (Winning the MVP in 1995) and grabbing an NBA title in 2000 with Shaq & Kobe’s Lakers. In all, Rice made 1,559 threes (9th All-time) and shot 40% for his career. If it wasn’t for arguments with management and coaching in Los Angeles, maybe Rice has more rings and looked at differently. But, we will never know.

Glen Rice Goes to Head-to-Head with Jordan

Glen Rice Career Highlights


2. Reggie Miller (1987 – 2005)
The talker. The shooter. The gunner. Reggie Miller was called many names during his days in Pacer country, but one thing he did the best was shoot. Clutch in his own right, Miller haunted Knicks fans for a generation. During his tenure, he would knock down 2,560 threes at a 39% rate. Miller would attend five All-Star games, 3 Third All-NBA teams and the taste of Olympic gold with the Dream Team 2 in 1996. Reggie is 2nd all-time in two classic NBA categories: Threes made and Most hated player in Madison Square Garden.

Reggie’s Top 10 Moments
Reggie Miller’s Career Highlights
Reggie Gives Knicks the Choke Sign
Reggie’s 8 Points in 9 Seconds


1. Ray Allen (1996 – present)
Is there a prettier stroke? Pause. Does anyone have a more perfect form? No. Yesterday, Ray Allen broke Reggie Miller’s three pointers made record. An amazing feat. What’s more amazing, is that he is still in good shape and in a system that doesn’t require him to do so much, therefore, he can play for longer. I can see Ray knocking down 3,000 trey balls easy. Pause. With a 39 shooting percentage from deep, 10-time All-Star, 2001 NBA 3-Point Shoout Champ and an NBA championship, Allen is a sure fire hall of famer.

Ray Allen Becomes 3-Point King
Ray Allen’s Top 10 Clutch Moments
Ray Gives Suns 8 Threes
Ray Allen Career Highlights

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