This news has been received from: msn.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Robin Williams Son Zak and Wife Olivia June Welcome Daughter Zola Tips for creating a financial plan

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson are the finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, the NBA announced Friday.

© Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) looks on against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena.

Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony), Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes), Tobias Harris (@tobias31), Jrue Holiday (@Jrue_Holiday11) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (@juanonjuan10) have been selected as the five finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #SocialJusticeChampion Award. pic.twitter.com/XbXDBlS4v6

— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2021

The award is given to the player who best embodies Abdul-Jabbar's message of civil rights, Black empowerment and racial equality. The five finalists are in consideration for a $100,000 award that will be donated to a social justice organization of the winner's choosing.

Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade created the Social Change Fund in July 2020. The organization works to address social and economic issues facing Black communities. Anthony is also a member of the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition. 

Before the 2020 presidential election, Barnes worked with Be.Woke.Vote, a voting campaign aimed at historically disenfranchised young people. He also pledged $200,000 to organizations and foundations that combat police brutality and racial inequality. 

The 29-year-old also is partnered with a Black-owned finance app and opened savings accounts for 500 students in Dallas and Sacramento. 

Harris awarded $300,000, through the Tobias Harris Charitable Fund, to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia to recruit teachers from historically Black colleges and universities. He also created the Tobias' Top Teachers program, which funds professional development workshops and purchases classroom supplies for teachers to help recruit Black male educators. 

Holiday established the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Impact Fund in response to COVID-19 and global anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd. The fund provided grants to 50 Black-owned businesses and Black-led organizations in New Orleans, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. 

Holiday also won the Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship last week. 

Toscano-Anderson created the Journey to Achieve Foundation to help Black people across California and Mexico. He was also a part of the Warriors' Voters Win campaign during the 2020 election. 

The winner of the award will be announced before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. 

Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸

More must-reads:

  • Should the Portland Trail Blazers consider a rebuild?
  • Jason Kidd passed on Blazers' coaching job due to Damian Lillard's recruiting him?
  • The 'Highest PPG in a single NBA postseason' quiz

Related slideshow: The 25 best NBA nicknames of all time (Provided by Yardbarker)

  • Knee Surgeons Are Losing It Over These Knee Sleeves (Here's Why) Ad Microsoft
  • Internet Providers Don't Want You Buying One, But They're Not Illegal Ad Microsoft
  • Refinance rates at 2.00% APR. Calculate your rate now. Ad Microsoft
Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Adam Glanzman/Getty Images The 25 best NBA nicknames of all time If you are an NBA player, there is a good chance you are a known name. You may very well be a star and even one who surpasses the world of sports fandom. Everybody knows Michael Jordan, right? Some guys are known by only one name. Shaq. Kobe. LeBron. Then there are the famous nicknames and the maybe not-as-famous nicknames that are still fun. Who doesn’t like a good nickname? We certainly do, and so do NBA fans. Here are our 25 favorite NBA nicknames. 2/26 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Magic This is a nickname that has superseded his actual name. How many people call him Earvin Johnson? Nobody, right? He’s Magic Johnson. That’s what he’s been known as since he basically became famous. That’s what he’s known as now. Johnson will always be Magic, which is also a great nickname for a crazy point guard. 3/26 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Dr. J It’s such a simple nickname, but it’s so iconic. His name is Julius Erving, and he was a “doctor” of basketball, so he became known as Dr. J. And yet it just stuck with everybody. Dr. J just rolls off the tongue, and Erving’s amazing dunks and stellar play certainly helped embed the nickname in our minds. 4/26 SLIDES © Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images The Mailman The U.S Postal Service doesn’t actually have that “Neither rain nor snow…” motto, but we still think of mail carriers as being largely reliable. That’s how Karl Malone got his nickname, “The Mailman.” Malone always delivered — except on Sunday and national holidays, we guess. Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/26 SLIDES © Jonathan Daniel/Allsport Air Jordan “Air Jordan” isn’t super creative for a guy named Michael Jordan. And yet it was perfect. Jordan was a dunk champion. His “Jumpman” logo is still iconic. Flying through the air is MJ’s thing. It’s a pitch-perfect nickname. 6/26 SLIDES © Bettmann/Getty Images The Big O Until Russell Westbrook came around, Oscar Robertson was the last player to average a triple-double over a whole NBA season. “The Big” whatever is usually a decent nickname concept, but none of them tops “The Big O” as a nickname. It’s just fun to call somebody “The Big O.” 7/26 SLIDES © Bettmann/Getty Images Wilt the Stilt Rhyming is a good choice for nicknames. There are a couple of those on this list. Wilt Chamberlain was tall (7-foot-1). So are people who walk on stilts. Hence, Wilt the Stilt. It’s not an intimidating nickname, but it’s fresh enough to be fun. 8/26 SLIDES © Jamie Squire/Getty Images The Answer What is Allen Iverson the answer to? We aren’t sure. That wasn’t really what was important. All that mattered was A.I. (not as good of a nickname) was the Answer. It was a formidable nickname and fitting for a guy who changed the NBA. 9/26 SLIDES © HECTOR MATA/AFP via Getty Images The Glove Most guys get nicknames for their physical traits or their offensive acumen. Not Gary Payton. He earned his nickname for his defensive skills. Payton is the only point guard to ever be Defensive Player of the Year. He fit to the guys he was guarding like a glove. Works for us. Slideshow continues on the next slide 10/26 SLIDES © Getty Images The Dream Call him Akeem. Call him Hakeem. We just known that Hakeem Olajuwon is “The Dream.” It’s a rhyming nickname and a perfect one. He had his Dream Shake. He had those basketball shoes that were way cheaper than Jordan’s. You can even just call him “Dream,” and people will know whom you’re talking about. 11/26 SLIDES © Harry How/Getty Images The Greek Freak It kind of feels like Giannis Antetokounmpo got a nickname right out of the gate because of the difficulty in spelling, and pronouncing, his actual name. However, Giannis is Greek, and he’s a physical freak, and those words rhyme. Now he’s an MVP, and The Greek Freak has entered the lexicon. 12/26 SLIDES © ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images The Round Mound of Rebound Some people call Charles Barkley “Sir Charles,” which is kind of blah. However, Barkley was a hefty, formidable rebounder who wasn’t maybe as much of a physical specimen as some of his fellow big men. “The Round Mound of Rebound” just works perfectly, and it’s maybe the most amusing NBA nickname ever. 13/26 SLIDES © Otto Greule Jr/Allsport Vinsanity Vince Carter had a ton of nicknames: “Air Canada.” “Half Man, Half Amazing.” The best of the bunch, though, is “Vinsanity.” His dunking skills were insane, or rather “Vinesane.” It just rolls off the tongue, and until “Linsanity” it was the one “insanity” nickname out there. 14/26 SLIDES © JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images Clyde the Glide Man, when Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler were on the same team, it was a dynamic nickname duo. Maybe “Clyde the Glide” doesn’t make a ton of sense, but we don’t care. Everybody calls him “Clyde the Glide” so you know that works as a nickname. Slideshow continues on the next slide 15/26 SLIDES © Alex Goodlett/Getty Images The Process Joel Embiid likes to have fun. When Sam Hinkie tore down the 76ers to rebuild them, it became known by fans as “The Process.” “Trust The Process” became the rallying cry. Naturally, Embiid, one of the players drafted during that time, decided to give himself the nickname “The Process.” We don’t usually like self-given nicknames, but this one is fun enough to get a pass. 16/26 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images The Dunkin' Dutchman Rik Smits was a giant guy from the Netherlands who was an underrated player. He was even an All-Star once. When you are over 7-foot tall it’s pretty easy to dunk. It’s also super fun to call a guy “The Dunkin’ Dutchman.” 17/26 SLIDES © Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT Reign Man Shawn Kemp was one of those players who wasn’t overrated necessarily, but he is oversized in our memory because of his big, splashy highlights. It rains a lot in Seattle, and if you get buckets you could be said to be making it rain. Plus, “Rain Man” is a movie that existed. So the nickname was tweaked a bit to “Reign Man” to call to mind royalty, and a nickname was born. 18/26 SLIDES © Dylan Buell/Getty Images Splash Mountain This is the newest one on the list, and we owe it all to Brook Lopez beginning to shoot threes. The 7-foot center, who had spent his entire career by the basket, was suddenly splashing treys. However, he’s still a mountain of a man, so we get this awesome nickname. 19/26 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Pistol Pete There was a time when Pete Maravich was wearing a jersey that just said “Pistol” on it. He’s not the only Pistol Pete. That’s also the nickname of Oklahoma State’s mascot. However, it’s alliterative and cool, so we still did it for Maravich. 20/26 SLIDES © Nick Laham/Getty Images Big Shot Bob Robert Horry won seven NBA titles even though he was never THAT good of a player. He averaged 7.0 points per game in his career; however, Horry made several iconic big shots. Before he even retired he was being called “Big Shot Bob,” which is, frankly, a great nickname. 21/26 SLIDES © Tom Berg/WireImage Chief Robert Parish played for 21 seasons, and for an NBA-record 1,611 regular-season games. He had a long time to earn a nickname. However, Parish wasn’t the most dynamic of personalities. That’s actually how he got his nickname. He was called “Chief” after the big, quiet character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” 22/26 SLIDES © TOM MIHALEK/AFP via Getty Images The Worm Dennis Rodman’s nickname “The Worm” is an indelible one. It’s evocative and unusual. How did he get it though? Well, there are conflicting stories. We can’t say for sure how it started. It doesn’t matter. Rodman was an outsized personality, and he earned an outsized nickname. 23/26 SLIDES © Jonathan Daniel/Allsport Big Dog A few players in NBA history have been called “Big Dog.” We get it, since it’s a really good nickname. However, to us, the quintessential “Big Dog” is Glenn Robinson. His son, Glenn Robinson III, is now in the NBA. Maybe we could call him “Little Dog?” Or maybe “The Puppy?” Or would that maybe not go over well? 24/26 SLIDES © Tim de Frisco /Allsport The Jet Kenny Smith is on TNT’s NBA programming with two other nicknamed gentleman in Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. Smith has a nickname of his own though. You could say he’s called Kenny “The Jet” Smith because of his speed. In truth, we know it’s because of the Elton John song “Benny and the Jets” as much as anything else. 25/26 SLIDES © Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Sauce Castillo This is maybe the best nickname story of the bunch. Nik Stauskas was never a remarkable NBA player. However, one day the closed captioning on a game turned “Nik Stauskas” into “Sauce Castillo.” In the modern era that was able to go viral, and a guy who never made much of an impact on the court got a great nickname anyway. 26/26 SLIDES © Elsa/Getty Images Big Ben Sure, technically Big Ben is just the bell — not the clock or the giant tower. Let’s not get pedantic. We think of Big Ben as being tall and foreboding. That makes it a perfect nickname for Ben Wallace, who was arguably the best defensive player in the NBA during his time with the Pistons. When he got a rebound, they would also play a bell chiming in Detroit. Not bad for an undersized, undrafted player. 26/26 SLIDES

News Source: msn.com

Tags: that’s what he’s afp via getty images that’s what dutchman who wasn’t juan toscano anderson what he’s defensive player getty images big the greek freak harrison barnes because michael jordan as a nickname tobias harris nickname became known the bunch jrue holiday the mailman the process point guard black owned through people call created

Job Creators Network Responds After Judge Dismisses MLB Lawsuit

Next News:

Clippers Serge Ibaka has season-ending back surgery

Alton Sterlings children settle with city of Baton Rouge for $4.5 million Schiff says Trump Justice Department improperly probed his panel

The Los Angeles Clippers will have to erase a 2-0 deficit to the Utah Jazz in their second-round playoff series without the services of big man Serge Ibaka. 

© Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Serge Ibaka has undergone surgery to address a troublesome back injury that has bothered him for most of the season.

Per The Athletic's Shams Charania and multiple other outlets, the Clippers confirmed Friday that Ibaka has undergone surgery to repair a lingering back problem and won't play again during the playoffs. 

Serge Ibaka has undergone season-ending back surgery, the Clippers have announced. pic.twitter.com/vu0uyNkYJ4

— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 11, 2021

Ibaka has been sidelined since he made a brief appearance versus the Dallas Mavericks on May 25 and, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, missed 30 consecutive contests during the regular season because of his back. The 31-year-old averaged 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game before the start of the postseason tournament. 

Friday's development officially eliminates any chance of Ibaka attempting to handle Utah's Rudy Gobert and makes the task at hand all the more difficult for the Clippers. 

Game 3 between the Clippers and Jazz is Saturday night at 8:30 ET in Los Angeles.

Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸

More must-reads:

  • Watch: Patrick Beverley flopped so hard on this play in Game 2
  • Joe Ingles has funny quote about supposed Paul George beef
  • The 'Losing coaches from every NBA Finals' quiz

Related slideshow: Who has made the most three-pointers for every NBA team? (Provided by Yardbarker)

  • Knee Surgeons Are Losing It Over These Knee Sleeves (Here's Why) Ad Microsoft
  • Internet Providers Don't Want You Buying One, But They're Not Illegal Ad Microsoft
  • Refinance rates at 2.00% APR. Calculate your rate now. Ad Microsoft
Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Who has made the most three pointers for every NBA team? We have watched the three-point shot come to dominate basketball in recent years. Records are falling left and right. Guys are pulling up from the logo and swishing treys. People who like to erroneously claim jump-shooting teams can’t win titles are increasingly grasping at straws. Larry Bird, one of the best shooters ever, took 1.9 threes per game over his career. A whopping 197 players beat that last season. Three-point records have primarily been set over the last five seasons. With that in mind, here are the players who have made the most threes for every NBA team. 2/31 SLIDES © Clive Brunskill/Allsport Atlanta Hawks: Mookie Blaylock We start with a name that is not necessarily the first you think of when you think of sharpshooters (unless you are a member of Pearl Jam, we suppose). Blaylock is more known for his defensive prowess, as he made six All-Defense teams in his career. In his seven seasons with the Hawks he averaged two made treys per game, racking up 1,050 threes before moving on to Golden State. 3/31 SLIDES © Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Brooklyn Nets: Jason Kidd Remember when they joked that he should be named “Ason” Kidd because he had no jay? Kidd is a player who really turned around his reputation as a shooter. In addition to his excellent passing, the man who ranks 10th in career threes tops the Nets by making 835 shots from beyond the arc in his time there. 4/31 SLIDES © Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/MCT/Sipa USA Boston Celtics: Paul Pierce Right above Kidd on the all-time three pointers list? That would be Pierce. He didn’t move around as much as Kidd did in his career, so Pierce’s total on the Celtics is considerably higher than Kidd’s total with any singular team. Pierce also dwarfs Bird’s career totals, but again that’s about era. Pierce made 36.8 percent of his threes. Bird made 37.6 In the end, though, Pierce made 1,823 threes in Celtics green. Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/31 SLIDES © Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker We go from a former Celtic to a current Celtic. Before leaving Charlotte for Boston, Walker was the best player in the history of the Charlotte franchise since they returned to the NBA as the Bobcats. As a one-man offense a lot of the time, Walker notched 1,283 three-point makes from his rookie campaign through his final year in Charlotte. He’ll add plenty more made treys in Boston. 6/31 SLIDES © Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS Chicago Bulls: Kirk Hinrich Many famed players have donned a Bulls jersey, including one Michael Jordan. Of course, Jordan is known for his dunks, not his outside shot. That’s how a solid but unspectacular player like Hinrich can lead a franchise with six NBA titles in three-point makes. Hinrich may have averaged 10.9 points per game in his career, but he did make 1,049 threes in Chicago. 7/31 SLIDES © Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James James is not thought of as a three-point shooter, and that’s with good reason. He’s made 34.4 percent of his threes in his career, which is far from a sharpshooter’s numbers, especially today. Of course, as a Cavalier LeBron was the dominating force of the offense in both his Cleveland stints. James took plenty of threes, and some of them went in. Specifically, 1,251 of them went in. Only one player in the top 20 in career made threes has a lower career conversion percentage, and we’ll get to him with the Lakers. Oh, by the way, LeBron is incredible at like 50 different basketball things, so he’s still doing just fine. 8/31 SLIDES © Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki Dirk was at the forefront of a new era in the NBA. He was the first seven footer who built his game around his outside shot. To use the modern parlance, he was the original NBA unicorn. The greatest Maverick of all-time never played a minute for another franchise, and in addition to his MVP and his ring, he has 1,982 three pointers to his name. 9/31 SLIDES © Christian Petersen/Getty Images Denver Nuggets: J.R. Smith Sure, Smith does some puzzling things. Maybe the lasting image of him is that time out he called in the NBA Finals. Or maybe it’s him not wearing a shirt. The fact is Smith is an all-time great three-point shooter. He’s 13th in career makes and has converted 37.1 percent of his treys. That’s been over several teams, but he still leads the Nuggets with 768 threes. Slideshow continues on the next slide 10/31 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Detroit Pistons: Joe Dumars As you have noticed, this is a very modern list of players. Most of them played the bulk of their career in the 2000s, a time with way more three-point shooting. That makes Dumars stand out here. Dumars began his career in 1985 and retired in 1999. The Hall of Famer only averaged 2.5 three-point attempts in his career. And yet he made 990 threes in his career, tops of any Piston. 11/31 SLIDES © Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors: Steph Curry There are evolutionary shooters, and then there is Curry. He truly helped usher in the three-point revolution, and with good cause. The dude can hit a shot from anywhere. He’s honestly probably the greatest shooter in NBA history. Three-point records have fallen left and right at Curry’s feet. He’s won multiple MVPs on the strength of his three-point shot. Curry has made 2,495 threes since being drafted by the Warriors. He’s already third in career made threes. In a couple of years he will be topping the list, and Curry seems bound to become the first-ever player with over 3,000 made threes. 12/31 SLIDES © Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets: James Harden Curry will be the first player to hit 3,000 treys. Harden will be the second. He’s fifth in made threes at 2,324, and 2,004 of them have come with the Rockets. While the Beard has taken more threes than Curry – he’s a bit more of a volume scorer even if he scores in unprecedented volumes – you can’t argue with his shooting. Harden plays basketball like nobody before him. 13/31 SLIDES © Elsa/Getty Images Indiana Pacers: Reggie Miller For at least a little while longer, nobody has made more threes with one team than Miller. By the way, Curry, Harden, and Miller are the three players with over 2,000 treys with one team. Miller was a little before the three-point revolution, but that just makes him an incredible outlier. Reggie is second in career made threes with 2,560, and he made 39.5 percent of them. That’s not unheard of these days, but in the ‘90s that made him truly special. 14/31 SLIDES © Elsa Hasch/Allsport Los Angeles Clippers: Eric Piatkowski We bet you didn’t expect to see Piatkowski’s name on a list like this. To be fair, he only made 738 threes with the Clippers. The franchise just has far from a storied history. Maybe someday Paul George or a player like that will best Piatkowski’s franchise record. That would make more sense than the record belonging to a guy who averaged 7.5 points in his career and never made a single All-NBA team of any kind. Slideshow continues on the next slide 15/31 SLIDES © Stacy Revere/Getty Images Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant It probably won’t surprise you to find out that Bryant has the worst career three-point percentage of any player in the top 20 in career made threes. In fact, his .330 career number is worst in the top 40. Was Kobe a bit of a gunner, dare we say at his worst a chucker? Sure, but he’s also an all-time elite offensive player and one of the top players of his generation. The same reason he only made 33 percent of his threes is the reason he once dropped 81 points in a game. Bryant also made 1,827 threes in his Lakers career. 16/31 SLIDES © Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley Many consider Conley the best-ever player to never make an All-Star team, and we can see that. He’s been an above-average point guard for over a decade, and is one of the faces of the Grizzlies franchise. Of course, he’s now with the Jazz, but his 11 seasons in Memphis have left him with a legacy. That legacy includes making 1,086 threes, more than any other Grizzly. 17/31 SLIDES © Andy Lyons/Allsport Miami Heat: Tim Hardaway Hardaway is known for his killer crossover, but he was also a pretty good three-point shooter. His best shooting days came in Miami, where he made 2.2 threes per game over six seasons. That was enough for him to make 806 career threes. By the way, his son Tim Hardaway Jr. is making two treys per game through his career so far. Like father, like son. 18/31 SLIDES © Jonathan Daniel /Allsport Milwaukee Bucks: Ray Allen Allen has made the most three-point shots in NBA history with 2,973. That’s 400 more than anybody else (though Curry will be cutting into that soon enough). However, Allen also played for four teams in his career. Leaving Milwaukee, and later Seattle, helped him win rings in Boston and Miami. However, his time as a Buck was the most fruitful of his career in teams making threes. The notoriously routine-oriented shooter made 1,051 threes with his first squad. 19/31 SLIDES © David Berding/USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins Some call Wiggins a bust. We call him the most-prolific three-point shooter in Minnesota history. Not that it is a terribly storied history. Wigging only made 520 threes in his time with the Timberwolves. Minnesota has the lowest franchise record of any of these teams. 20/31 SLIDES © Ashley Landis/Pool Photo New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holiday Funnily enough, the Pelicans have the second-lowest franchise record, though they have been around less time as a franchise (the Charlotte Hornets got their franchise history back when New Orleans became the Pelicans and the Bobcats became the Hornets again). Holiday is a strong defensive player, but he’s actually only made 1.3 threes per game in his career. He just happened to spend seven seasons in the Big Easy to rack up 628 threes. 21/31 SLIDES © Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT New York Knicks: John Starks Starks is both a cult hero and something of a goat in New York. Famously, he went 2-for-18 in Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals against the Rockets (and 0-for-11 from three). Of course, in his career Starks made plenty of his shots from beyond the arc. Specifically, he made 982 threes as a Knick, better than anybody else. 22/31 SLIDES © Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant Durant is one of the best offensive players in the NBA, and he was one of the first faces of the Thunder. Of course, he would eventually leave and win titles with the Warriors, and he hopes to do the same with the Nets. Before all that, the MVP-winning sharpshooter made 1,143 three pointers in OKC. Durant will likely end up being an all-time three-point shooter. Will he maybe end up beating Kidd’s record with the Nets? 23/31 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Orlando Magic: Dennis Scott Scott is another old-school name, but man the guy could shoot. In his career, which ran from 1990 through 2000, the guy they fittingly call “3-D” made 39.7 percent of his treys. He was a fine secondary option in the early days of the Magic alongside guys like Shaq and Penny, making 981 three pointers before moving on. 24/31 SLIDES © Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Philadelphia 76ers: Allen Iverson Is Iverson really remembered for his shooting? To us, we always see him dribbling circles around guys and attacking the bucket. However, AI definitely always had the ball in his hand, so he definitely had plenty of chances to shoot threes. Now, “The Answer” was not a good three-point shooter by any stretch of the animation. He took four per game in Philly and made 30.9 percent of them. That’s bad. It didn’t stop him from making 885 threes for the Sixers. Or being a four-time scoring champ. 25/31 SLIDES © Christian Petersen/Getty Images Phoenix Suns: Steve Nash Before Curry came around, many considered Nash the best shooter ever. He made 42.8 percent of his threes in his career, after all. However, Nash was wired differently. The two-time MVP was a pass-first point guard that came around before the idea of point guards raining threes was a thing. Nash still made 1,051 threes with the Suns. It could have been even more. 26/31 SLIDES © Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard If the NBA had a four-point shot, Lillard would be one of the all-time best at that too. It seems inevitable that Dame is going to keep climbing up the career rankings, and he already is the top three-point shooter in Blazers history. Lillard has made 1,776 threes in his career and he has taken 7.7 per game on average. He’s only 30 at this point. There are a lot of years left for Lillard to nail shots from the logo. 27/31 SLIDES © John Glaser/USA TODAY Sports San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili The top two Spurs legends are both big men in David Robinson and Tim Duncan. They didn’t shoot threes. Manu, though, did a bit of everything. Arguably still underrated somehow, Ginobili was a better shooter than any of us may have realized. After all, the Argentine made 1,493 three points in his San Antonio career. 28/31 SLIDES © Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Sacramento Kings: Peja Stojakovic Peja was an elite shooter, twice leading the league in free-throw percentage. He never led the league in made threes, or three-point percentage, but he did just fine from there. Stojakovic actually shot more threes per game after leaving the Kings, but he made 1,070 treys in Sacramento. That helped him make three consecutive All-Star Games. 29/31 SLIDES © Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry Lowry is the number-one icon in Raptors history. Sorry, Vince Carter and Chris Bosh. Those guys were better players, but they both split acrimoniously. Lowry is an easy player to love, and he was around for the Raptors’ first NBA title. Lowry plays strong defense and passes the ball well. He’s also made 1,387 three pointers as a Raptor, even though it took him a few years into his NBA career to land there. 30/31 SLIDES © Focus on Sport/Getty Images Utah Jazz: John Stockton Stockton has more assists than any player in NBA history. He’s tops in steals as well. This is a funny one, because Stockton only took 1.5 threes per game. He made 0.6 of them. Yes, Stockton averaged under one made three-pointer per game in his career. He also played 1,504 games with the Jazz. That’s why his 845 threes lead the franchise. 31/31 SLIDES © Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal A couple years as the go-to guy for the Wizards with John Wall out with injury may have helped Beal pad his stats a bit. Not that he isn’t a talented player. Beal could easily be the top offensive option for many teams in the NBA. The last four seasons Beal has taken 7.2 threes per game and made 2.7 of them. He’s also only 27 years old. Despite his age, he’s already made 1,241 threes in his career. Are we overlooking Beal as a future all-time three-point shooter? 31/31 SLIDES

Other News

  • Watch MSNBC Trying To Do News Report As UKs Red Arrows Do Stunning Aerial Acrobatic Display in G7 Fly-by
  • Angels trade reliever Hunter Strickland to Brewers for cash considerations
  • Sixers Lose NBA Champion for Multiple Weeks: Report
  • Franchon Crews-Dezurn prepared for undisputed shot
  • Jazz guard Mike Conley ruled out for Game 3 vs. Clippers with hamstring strain
  • Chicago Spelling Bee Champion Danielle Addo Competes In Scripps National Spelling Bee Preliminaries
  • Suns-Nuggets: Nikola Jokic joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain in NBA postseason history book
  • Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released from prison
  • Nets Spencer Dinwiddie reportedly aiming to return for NBA Finals
  • Alabama freshman Ga’Quincy McKinstry has the best nickname on team website
  • Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan to make Premier Lacrosse League debut
  • Watch boxing legend Amanda Serrano win on MMA debut in just SIXTY SECONDS with guillotine choke against Valentina Garcia
  • Floyd Mayweather says his Las Vegas home was burglarized, offers $100K reward
  • Biden urges pushback on China at G-7 Summit as members grapple with Brexit
  • Marvin Vettori has been waiting three years for UFC revenge vs. Israel Adesanya
  • NBA playoff schedule: Second-round matchups, results, game times and TV info
  • Taylor Swift Takes Home 2021 National Music Publishers’ Association’s Songwriter Icon Award
  • Sixers Coach Reveals How He Earned Doc Nickname
  • Billie Eilish accused of queer baiting with Instagram post