The DEADLIEST 3pt Shooting Teams In NBA History

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Did you know that in 1994-95, the NBA shortened the distance of the 3 point line from 23 feet 9 inches to a 22 ft (6.71 metres) in an attempt to incentivise players to shoot more often from downtown.
And as the popularity of the long range shot grew, even though the league brought back the line to the original distance in the 1997 season we now see the 3 point line being an integral part of the game.
So in this video let’s take a look at the deadliest 3 point shooting teams in the history of the NBA. And I bet that number 1 is not the team you all think it is.
What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
Just to clarify this list is based on 3 point %. At number 10 we have Mike D’Antoni’s Phoenix Suns. The Seven Seconds or Less group were way ahead of their time and they would perfectly fit today’s game. Yet, even the most analytical minds had to have been amazed in the 06-07 season, when the team shot 39.9% from deep for the season. Their best 3-point shooters were of course Steve Nash (45.5% on 4.5 attempts), Leandro Barbosa (43.4% on 5.5 attempts), and Raja Bell (41.3% on as many as 6.4 attempts).
It’s also worth noting that this edition of the Suns was tied with the ‘We Believe’ Golden State Warriors for first in three pointers attempted, with 24 per contest.
You’ll probably be somewhat surprised to hear that this team finished fourth in threes attempted per contest that season, with 18.3 tries every game. You’ll also be surprised to hear that their most accurate three-point shooter in 2003-04 was none other than Anthony Peeler, in his penultimate season. However, though the former Laker was a crazy 48.2% from deep, it should be pointed out that he did so on just 1.9 attempts per game. Not surprisingly, the second and third on the list are Predgrag 'Peja' Stojakovic in arguably his finest season of his career (43.3% on as many as 6.8 attempts) and Mike Bibby (39.2% on 4.6 tries). Kings fan favourite Bobby Jackson, too, should be given some love, for his 37% on 4.4 attempts.
If you want to remind yourself just how great their 3 point potency was on full display, look no further than the match against their California rivals, the Lakers, when Peja and Bibby combined to hit 12-21 from deep.
As in the case with the Suns, this group would also blend in today’s game perfectly.
2012 - the year when the nickname “Splash Brothers” was born. But to only talk about Steph Curry and Klay Thompson would be a disservice to Jarrett Jack, who, believe it or not, was more efficient than Klay from deep (though, you guessed it, on far fewer attempts).
In hindsight, it’s a little shocking that a team with the Splash Brothers finished 13th in attempted threes, but that’s exactly what happened. At a team level from an accuracy standpoint, the leader was sure enough Steph, with 45.3% on 7.7 attempts, Jack, 40.4% on 2.6 attempts, and Thompson, 40.1% on 6.4 attempts.
The first entry on the list from a shortened-line season. The Bulls didn’t take many threes in their memorable 1995-1996 run to the championship, ranking 15th in attempts with 1,349. But when they did, they were scorching hot.
Leading the way was, you guessed it, the Splash Brothers’ current coach, Steve Kerr, with 51.5% on 2.9 attempts. However, three other players, too shot over 40%: Jud Buechler (44.4% on 1.2 attempts), Michael Jordan (42.7% on 3.2 attempts, and Toni Kukoc (40.3% on 2.7 attempts).
A nice reminder that even champs from previous decades relied on three-point accuracy.
The same season, 1995-1996, also saw the Detroit Pistons follow a pattern similar to that of the Bulls, meaning though they ranked 14th in attempts, their accuracy from deep was off the charts: 40.4%
Allan Houston (42.7% on 5.5 attempts), Joe Dumars (40.6% on 4.4 attempts), and Lindsey Hunter (40.5% on 3.6 attempts) provided both quantity and quality from beyond the arc.
Michael Curry, too, deserves a mention, for becoming a member of the 40% club as well, connecting on exactly 40.0% of his 1.2 three-point attempts per game.
And as a Knicks fan, I just wanna take a moment and talk about Allan Houston’s picture shooting stroke. Just look at this.
Moving on, at number 5 we have yet another case of mid-table in terms of attempts, but leaders in terms of accuracy. However, when you have Danny Ferry, Steve Kerr, Terry Porter, and Sean Elliott, being one of the most accurate teams in history when it comes to shots from beyond the arc doesn’t come as that big of a shock.
Ferry led the way with 44.9%, Kerr (42.9%), Elliott (42.6%), and Porter (42.4%). Antonio Daniels, too, broke the 40% mark, connecting on 40.4%, while Derek Anderson and Jaren Jackson with 39.9% and 38.9% respectively, did their work as well.


  1. Heat Check

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    Fun With MemesПре 2 месеца

    Look at Curry man, so inspirational. Makes me blush

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    “king’s carolina rivals the lakers” or the california rivals

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  6. Jhai Goes Random

    Jhai Goes RandomПре месец

    Yo you forgot dallas mavericks


    DARKAGEKINGПре месец

    93 ft 🤯

  8. Amari Estis

    Amari EstisПре месец

    He said Carolina instead of California

  9. Crute Boyz

    Crute BoyzПре 2 месеца

    Nigga i guessed Charlotte

  10. Country Style

    Country StyleПре 2 месеца

    that Steve Nash back to back MVP Phoenix Suns era is awesome, fun to watch 👌💜

  11. Major Calloway

    Major CallowayПре 2 месеца

    Washington bullets

  12. AlkaAroraNarang

    AlkaAroraNarangПре 2 месеца

    At 0:10 you said 93 instead of 23

  13. MrJlaklak

    MrJlaklakПре 2 месеца

    When Jarod Dudley doesn't know about McDonald's 🤣🤣🤣

  14. Cristan Ross

    Cristan RossПре 2 месеца

    YAY another great video

  15. Steven Undisclosed

    Steven UndisclosedПре 2 месеца

    I don't think you should include the seasons with a shortened three point line.

  16. Brian G

    Brian GПре 2 месеца

    Jarrett dudley the goat 3 point shooter.

  17. Kubson

    KubsonПре 2 месеца

    No hate but reading boxscore isnt YT content

  18. Showtime Nick

    Showtime NickПре 2 месеца

    I'm very surprised to see the 97 Hornets at number 1! I didn't watch until 2001 though to be fair.

  19. Hector Silva

    Hector SilvaПре 2 месеца

    The script was flawless, but the delivery was off by 70 feet

  20. Precious Hernandez

    Precious HernandezПре 2 месеца

    So Splash brothers, splash father, and splash coach.

  21. Mr.Flabbergasted

    Mr.FlabbergastedПре 2 месеца

    Dam 93 feet 3 pointer really gotta work for those 3 pointers

  22. TheWarGod12

    TheWarGod12Пре 2 месеца

    Woah the three used to be 93 feet didn't know dat

  23. T J

    T JПре 2 месеца

    1:25 :O Legendary pass

  24. Shadow Warrior

    Shadow WarriorПре 2 месеца

    This disproves that today's players are better shooters. It's just that 3 point shooting has become the norm.

  25. Joze Vogrinec

    Joze VogrinecПре 2 месеца

    The curry family is GOATED

  26. Stacey

    StaceyПре 2 месеца

    the jazz should be in that top 10

  27. Itachi Uchiha

    Itachi UchihaПре 2 месеца

    I didnt know the 3pt line used to be 93.9 ft lmao

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  29. Goatzy

    GoatzyПре 2 месеца

    Im thinking of the Orlando Magic in 2009 😃

  30. jeffoXD

    jeffoXDПре 2 месеца

    do y'all know what song he always uses in his videos?

  31. jeuel condahan

    jeuel condahanПре 2 месеца

    didn't know that lakers and kings are Carolina rivals... @2:17

  32. GilxSullinger

    GilxSullingerПре 2 месеца

    Arh finally most casual jordan fan doesnt know nba line was shorten back then to allow highrr scoring numbers

  33. GilxSullinger

    GilxSullingerПре 2 месеца

    @Socom Team and the league 3pt attempts and made spike up. You take away those 2-3 season of nba shortening the line, jordan would become a career 28.8% 3pt shooter. From 33 to 28.8 in 2 season alone.

  34. Socom Team

    Socom TeamПре 2 месеца

    The PACE actually slowed down and scoring was lower during those 3 seasons.

  35. darko99x

    darko99xПре 2 месеца

    Hehehehe... One of the rare NBA RSclubrs that can pronaunce Peđa Stojaković :D

  36. ForgottenSoles

    ForgottenSolesПре 2 месеца

    the 21 jazz are gonna be on this last after the season

  37. Tyler Holland

    Tyler HollandПре 2 месеца

    20’-21’ nets probably gonna make it on this list. I’m pretty sure they are shooting around 40%

  38. DemonReacts

    DemonReactsПре 2 месеца

    Curry is Goated

  39. IhateMyName OrNot

    IhateMyName OrNotПре 2 месеца

    Last : playoff rockets

  40. X2 Kings

    X2 KingsПре 2 месеца

    Sacramento was the reason today's NBA is what it is. Warriors were kings on steroids and game changers.

  41. gino dico

    gino dicoПре 2 месеца

    I thought the 2016 CAVS were an insane 3pt shooting team ???

  42. Lawyers, Guns & Money

    Lawyers, Guns & MoneyПре 2 месеца

    ‘96-‘97 season is going “deep into basketball history”...that statement alone made me realize how awful this channel is.

  43. Andrew Gacutan

    Andrew GacutanПре 2 месеца

    I remember that Phoenix Suns team... There's a donation made in the charity everytime they made a 3.

  44. Mariano Torrez

    Mariano TorrezПре 2 месеца

    People today think 90s NBA was jail ball. I mean it was but there was also this. Hahaha!

  45. Imperial Frat

    Imperial FratПре 2 месеца

    I'm Writing this Comment with the Help from *GRAMMARLY*

  46. L45TPH45E

    L45TPH45EПре 2 месеца

    Imagine if someone had told Jordan his weakness was 3pters and then took it personally...

  47. Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

    Enthusiastic Zestful VillainyПре 2 месеца

    Almost 10 minutes! White Kyrie doing good for us NBA fans! NOTE: I didn't skip the Grammarly ad because of the effort put in and seamless transition!

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    Get this man a million subscribers. He deserves it!

  49. Ebenezer John

    Ebenezer JohnПре 2 месеца

    La clippers?

  50. Rahul Belanekar

    Rahul BelanekarПре 2 месеца

    Please make a video on contenders and pretenders for 2021 nba finals.

  51. Michael Lagman

    Michael LagmanПре 2 месеца

    I gotta the 96 bulls really had a magical season. Yet they had the worst finals series performance in history.

  52. justin Alexander

    justin AlexanderПре 2 месеца

    You said 93ft-22ft in intro? Or am I hearing it wrong

  53. Nick Vlahos

    Nick VlahosПре 2 месеца

    2:17 you meant to say Californian, not Carolina

  54. Manong's Lifestyle & Passion

    Manong's Lifestyle & PassionПре 2 месеца

    It's not about the VOLUME of 3pt shots. It's all about the CRUCIAL and CLUTCH shots. Quality over Quantity my friend. Horry and Miller will go down the history as one of the GOATS shooting from the arc.

  55. Peter Woekel

    Peter WoekelПре 2 месеца

    Petition to start calling Steve Kerr the Splash Father.

  56. Jithu Joseph

    Jithu JosephПре 2 месеца

    0:07 Is it just me or did he actually say that the nba shortened it from 93ft 9inches to 22ft.

  57. Jithu Joseph

    Jithu JosephПре 2 месеца

    Did my man just say nba shortened the distance from 93ft 9inches to 22ft or am I tripping

  58. Haykal Lazuardi

    Haykal LazuardiПре 2 месеца

    if the clippers this season keeps their percentage throughout the season, they will be 2nd in this list

  59. Chris Stevens

    Chris StevensПре 2 месеца

    8:25 Are we going to talk about the speed with which Curry reacts to the reach and pushes it across his body via behind is back?

  60. Tim Carlson

    Tim CarlsonПре 2 месеца

    if i was a girl, i'd marry you man, your humor is great and you are very awesome with your scripts! (even without grammarly😉)

  61. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 2 месеца

    damn thx i guess hahah

  62. T Hoops

    T HoopsПре 2 месеца

    im at 4:06 i bet the #1 is '15-'16 Cavs

  63. JazzTheKoala

    JazzTheKoalaПре 2 месеца

    Hahah, my team is better. I get 73% for 3pts. Ez.

  64. Andy Lob

    Andy LobПре 2 месеца

    But did we account how much team depends the threes now? 🤔

  65. UseVisine

    UseVisineПре 2 месеца

    Carolina rivals!?! You mean California right?

  66. Wabbajaxe

    WabbajaxeПре 2 месеца

    2:20 should be California

  67. Millipede666

    Millipede666Пре 2 месеца

    Grammarly needs a geography feature... it missed that you said Sacramento and LA are in Carolina which is obviously incorrect!

  68. Jayson Isip

    Jayson IsipПре 2 месеца

    Peja is my favorite 3pt shooter

  69. youssef moulana

    youssef moulanaПре 2 месеца

    1:26 most insane pass I've ever seen 😱😱😱 or is it just me ?

  70. Jesjesje TV

    Jesjesje TVПре 2 месеца

    The NBA shorten three in able to make MJ shoot threes🤦 i remember what Wilt said to Jordan, 'The difference between you and me is that they had to change the rules, so I couldn't dominate. They changed the rules for you so that you could dominate.'“

  71. Jesjesje TV

    Jesjesje TVПре 2 месеца

    @Socom Team after NBA change the range of 3pt area? HAHAHA

  72. Socom Team

    Socom TeamПре 2 месеца

    @Jesjesje TV He shoots 33% from 3 in the regular season and playoffs 36% in the Finals...

  73. Jesjesje TV

    Jesjesje TVПре 2 месеца

    @Socom Team yeah. But the main reason is MJ can't score on 3pt area. He is below 20% at the 3pt line? Hahahaha

  74. Socom Team

    Socom TeamПре 2 месеца

    The line was shortened for everyone.....

  75. Mana Joyce-Grace

    Mana Joyce-GraceПре 2 месеца

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  76. Fort Nitr

    Fort NitrПре 2 месеца

    Why u change the thumbnail

  77. montassar bouziri

    montassar bouziriПре 2 месеца

    who do like only when e make it

  78. Sarc4sm

    Sarc4smПре 2 месеца

    Still the 15-16 Warriors are the most accurate 3pt team in history thats 13 3s made per game compare to the no.1 with 7 3s per game lol

  79. Riley

    RileyПре 2 месеца

    Carolina brothers? California, lol.

  80. bryan b

    bryan bПре 2 месеца

    Lakers and Kings are Carolina rivals??? lol Grammarly where you at??

  81. Nemanya Nikolic

    Nemanya NikolicПре 2 месеца

    Ayo stefan!! are you yugoslavian?! if so, serbian? bosnian? croatian??

  82. whitechocalte532

    whitechocalte532Пре 2 месеца

    Just FYI Sacramento and LA are in California not Carolina

  83. Albert Bryant

    Albert BryantПре 2 месеца

    jazz this year has been on fire too, 17 threes a game and shooting around 39%

  84. Akshay Patel

    Akshay PatelПре 2 месеца

    The Carolina Rivals, 93 ft maybe I'm just hearing stuff...

  85. DeAlpha 369

    DeAlpha 369Пре 2 месеца

    By the end of this season 2020-2021 Jazz is going on this list

  86. Angelo Evaristo

    Angelo EvaristoПре 2 месеца

    Orlando magic 08-10

  87. Tim Nelson

    Tim NelsonПре 2 месеца

    "it's flawless, just like my scripts for these videos" cough cough "Carolina" cough. Have you tried humility on for size?

  88. Rage Wayz

    Rage WayzПре 2 месеца

    Backboard P says that was a bad shot at the end

  89. Rafael Jericho Orozo

    Rafael Jericho OrozoПре 2 месеца

    Why change the thumbnail lmao

  90. Remy De la Cruz

    Remy De la CruzПре 2 месеца

    Thing is the line wasn't as guarded as it is today. Centers were anchored to the paint. 3s were considered high risk/low rewards. Not to take away from their efficiency though, but it would have been a bit different on todays game.

  91. Dangic23

    Dangic23Пре 2 месеца

    Glen Rice needs a dedicated video.

  92. Insaine YT

    Insaine YTПре 2 месеца

    that sponsor switch up was clean

  93. Vince

    VinceПре 2 месеца

    You may not be a lethal shooter, but your content surely is

  94. RHN418

    RHN418Пре 2 месеца

    Did you delete it and uploaded it again or just changed the thumbnail???

  95. Aidans Animations

    Aidans AnimationsПре 2 месеца

    17 warriors, 16 warriors 18 warriors, 19 warriors and today warriors.

  96. Harman Baddesha

    Harman BaddeshaПре 2 месеца

    the jazz and clippers are both over 40% right now thats insane

  97. Obi

    ObiПре 2 месеца

    I really enjoy these longer videos


    SLOBODNI FRLANJAПре 2 месеца

    That Hornets team looks like too much fun 👌

  99. Ema

    EmaПре 2 месеца

    93 foot 3 pointer

  100. Camil Plojovic

    Camil PlojovicПре 2 месеца

    Damn, you actually nailed Peja's name... genuinely surprised... Good job xDD

  101. Lorenzo Zecca

    Lorenzo ZeccaПре 2 месеца

    LAC could even reach the first position in this list at the end of the season (at this moment they have a 42% with 14.3 3PM)

  102. Stanley Malbrough

    Stanley MalbroughПре 2 месеца

    All I got from this video is that Kevin Garnett really was not about that life he had one chance to really show he was about that life it did not show it

  103. Damir Vujević

    Damir VujevićПре 2 месеца

    Jud Buechler. No "s" in it.

  104. Y T

    Y TПре 2 месеца

    That last shot tho, LMAO 😂

  105. Anmol Malhotra

    Anmol MalhotraПре 2 месеца

    Calls video script perfect, messes up California with Carolina.

  106. Trae young

    Trae youngПре 2 месеца

    2:17 carolina?

  107. m cc

    m ccПре 2 месеца

    Sharp pro look blazer. Sharper than those 3 pt shooters! 🗡️

  108. Jerome Quirabu

    Jerome QuirabuПре 2 месеца


  109. Vicente

    VicenteПре 2 месеца

    He said carolina not California