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Top 20 NBA Shooters ALMOST as Good as Steph Curry

Following the past couple of seasons, and especially during the current season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry has been declared as the best shooter in NBA history by pretty much everybody. Every time Curry steps on the court, it is a show in itself, but his shooting is on another level. Each time Curry lets the ball go, the players on the opposing team hold their breath. Curry shoots three-pointers like free throws and shoots half-court shots like regular three point shots. What makes Curry's game even more amazing is the quickness and efficiency of his shots. He shoots the ball faster than you can say his name and usually makes most of them. He can get open with his sick handles and even with a hand in his face or great defense, Curry shoots the ball as if he is wide open.

Being deemed as the best shooter in the world and in NBA history is a pretty big title to hold when your only 28-years-old. Curry is only in his seventh NBA season and has already accomplished things that players never accomplish. Curry is a NBA Champion, MVP, and a three-time All-Star. In addition to that, Curry has already broken shooting records and not only that, but shattering those records so that they will never be broken again.

Curry has the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a season with over 330 so far this season. Curry had the previous two records the last two seasons. Curry has the second most three-pointers made by a rookie in NBA history with 166. Curry has led the league in made three-pointers, including this season, the last three seasons. Curry is the only player to do that back-to-back-to-back and is tied for the NBA record of leading the league in threes, which is three times. In a thrilling game against the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, Curry tied the NBA record by hitting 12 threes in the game. Curry also has the NBA record for consecutive games with a single three pointer, at 140 with the season still going on. To top it off, Curry has tied for the NBA record of most threes in one quarter during the postseason with five, and he as accomplished this feat three times.

Now that Curry is the unanimous best shooter in history, let's look at some other players that can shoot pretty good as well, but not as good as Curry.

20 Michael Jordan

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19 Jerry West

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18 Mitch Richmond

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17 Tim Hardaway, Sr.

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16 Rashard Lewis

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15 Chris Mullin

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14 Glen Rice, Sr.

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13 Dell Curry

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12 Drazen Petrovic

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11 Jeff Hornacek

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10 Dirk Nowitzki 

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9 John Stockton

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8 Steve Kerr

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7 Larry Bird

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6 Kyle Korver

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5 Peja Stojakovic

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4 Steve Nash

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3 Reggie Miller

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2 Klay Thompson 

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1 Ray Allen

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Before Stephen Curry came along, Ray Allen, aka Jesus Shuttlesworth, was deemed the best shooter of all-time. In his career, Allen averaged 18,9 ppg on 45.2% from the field and 40% from the three. Although Curry has taken the title of best shooter ever, Allen definitely left his mark on the game. Allen holds the record for most three pointers made with 2,973. Allen is tied with Curry with most seasons leading the league in three-point field goals at three. Allen is tied for the NBA record of most threes made in a playoff game with nine, something that he has done twice and something that Curry has not done, yet. Although Allen had not officially retired, there was talks of him going to Golden State last season before they won their championship. Imagine the three best shooters of all-time on the same team: Curry, Thompson, and Allen.

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