Many of the NBA’s major records appear to be unbreakable. The game has changed since those records were set, both in the league’s composition of players as well as in its rules.
This, however, is not the reason that these records will stand for decades to come – if not forever.
The players who hold the records for highest career scoring average, career rebound average, assists per game, total points, total rebounds, and total assists happened to be truly phenomenal basketball players and athletes.
We explore the numbers behind these seemingly unbreakable records and the men who hold them in another article.
Though the records above seem very safe, there is another piece of record-book history that is much less out of reach. Before another full NBA season is played, Ray Allen will have overtaken Reggie Miller for the most three pointers ever made.
This particular record is easier to break than those listed above simply because the three point line has not always been a part of the NBA game. Havlicek wasn’t hoisting three’s to win games at the buzzer like Kobe does today.
The list of the top 30 players in three pointers made boasts many currently active players. Five of the top ten players on the list are playing today (Peja Stojakovic, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis, Jason Kidd, and Ray Allen).
How likely is it that Ray Allen will become the player to make the most three point baskets in the history of the NBA? Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Reggie Miller made 2,560 from behind the arc in his career.
Ray Allen is 116 three point field goals behind Miller with 2,444 in his career.
Last season, Ray Allen made 145 three pointers.
Even if Allen has a mediocre year by his standards – he should break the record.
Ray Allen is known as one of the all-time great “pure shooters” to play professional basketball. In his fourteen year career Allen has led the league in three pointers made three times, one year making 269 three pointers for the Seattle Supersonics. Ray Allen has led the league only once in three pointers attempted, a fact which demonstrates his accuracy.
Incredibly, Allen has averaged 6 three pointers made per game over his career, a rare feat.
This is a feat so rare in fact that it will soon put Ray Allen on the top of the column on the list of the NBA leaders in three pointers made in a career.
See more All-Time Stats.