NBA's top 10 for all-time 3-pointers

From Stephen Curry to Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, Sport360 takes you through the top 10 all-time three-pointers made in NBA history.

Laith Malhas
by Laith Malhas
8th March 2017

article:8th March 2017

Stephen Curry, a back-to-back MVP, has passed Chauncey Billups to clinch 10th place on the all-time list of three-pointers made.

Curry cracked the top 10 list against the New York Knicks on Sunday, when he hit a three-pointer from beyond the arch to surpass Billups who made 1830 three-pointers in his illustrious 17-year career.


After the Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, Curry nailed six three’s which adds to up a total of 1839 and counting.

As a result of Curry’s continuing assault on the record books, we take a look at the top ten all-time three-pointers made.

10) STEPHEN CURRY (GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS) 

The reigning MVP has made a career out of three-pointers.

The 28-year-old is widely considered one of the greatest shooters of all time, if not the greatest.

The sharp-shooting point guard has led the race in three-pointers made in the last four seasons, and leads the table this campaign with 246 threes.

CAREER STATS: 1839 three-pointers – 437 career percentage.

9) JOE JOHNSON ( UTAH JAZZ) 

The veteran shooting guard has one of the best shooting strokes in the league. His solid catch and shoot skills have kept him in the NBA, serving as a journeyman shooting guard since 2001.

Johnson had stints with seven different teams, with his time at the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns serving as his most successful.

CAREER STATS: 1903 three-pointers – 373 career percentage.

8) JASON KIDD (RETIRED)

A championship winner with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, Jason Kidd had a stellar NBA career spanning 21 years.

Kidd was a superb rebounding and passing point guard but was never considered a great shooter.

The competitive point guard worked on his shooting ability and ended up 8th on the list for most three’s made.

CAREER STATS: 1988 three-pointers – 349 career percentage.

7) VINCE CARTER (MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES)

Vince Carter has been synonymous with high-flying dunks and attacking the rim with reckless abandon.

He was never a feared sharpshooter from the outside, but with experience, he has steadily improved his shooting from the three-point line.

The veteran guard has played for six different teams over his 18-year career in the NBA.

CAREER STATS: 2019 three-pointers – 373 career percentage.

6) JAMAL CRAWFORD ( LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS) 

The 16-year veteran has been a starter and a bench player throughout his career.

Crawford is immensely talented on offense with his quick handles and shooting ability.

The journeyman guard has made a career of clutch three-pointers and efficient shooting, offering his talents to six different teams over a 16-year NBA career so far.

CAREER STATS: 2021 three-pointers – %349 career percentage.

5) KYLE KORVER (CLEVELAND CAVALIERS)

The spot up shooter was recently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers from Atlanta Hawks, joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

The 6’7 guard can shoot in transition and is a lethal static shooter as well.

His addition will definitely help the Cavs as they go in search of a second straight NBA title.

CAREER STATS: 2026 three-pointers – 431 career percentage.

4) PAUL PIERCE (LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS)

Pierce is a Celtics legend, having started his career in Boston where he led them to an NBA title in 2008 alongside Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

The 39-year-old developed a deadly three-point shot over the years, used mostly in the clutch.

The future hall of famer is currently closing towards the end of his career at the Los Angeles Clippers.

CAREER STATS: 2138 three-pointers – 369 career percentage.

3) JASON TERRY (MILWAUKEE BUCKS)

The “JET” was one the best spot up shooters from beyond the arch.

Playing with the Dallas Mavericks in his prime, Terry was a feared shooter and a vocal leader on the 2011 championship winning team that upset the Miami Heat.

Terry has plied his trade in the NBA for 17 years and is currently on the roster at Milwaukee Bucks.

CAREER STATS: 2220 three-pointers – 380 career percentage.

2) REGGIE MILLER ( RETIRED)

NBA legend and hall of fame inductee Miller is one of the greatest three-point shooters of all time.

Reggie played his entire career in Indiana and made the Pacers a contender in an era when the Eastern Conference was dominated by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Patrick Ewing’s New York Knicks.

The star guard never won a championship in Indiana but ended his career proving that he was one of the best.

CAREER STATS: 2560 three-pointers – 395 career percentage.

1) RAY ALLEN (RETIRED) 

The man with the sweetest shot in NBA history, Allen tops the list for three-pointers made and boasts one of the best percentages in league history.

Allen won two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, before retiring in 2014 after two years with the Heat, leaving the game as basketball’s greatest marksman.

CAREER STATS: 2973 three-pointers – 400 career percentage.

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From Stephen Curry and Paul Pierce to Reggie Miller and Ray Allen: NBA’s top 10 for all-time three-pointers made

From Stephen Curry to Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, Sport360 takes you through the top 10 all-time three-pointers made in NBA history.

10) Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors (1839)

10) Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors (1839)

9) Joe Johnson - Utah Jazz (1903)

9) Joe Johnson - Utah Jazz (1903)

8) Jason Kidd - Retired (1988)

8) Jason Kidd - Retired (1988)

7) Vince Carter - Memphis Grizzlies (2019)

7) Vince Carter - Memphis Grizzlies (2019)

6) Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers (2021)

6) Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers (2021)

5) Kyle Korver - Cleveland Cavaliers (2026)

5) Kyle Korver - Cleveland Cavaliers (2026)

4) Paul Pierce - Los Angeles Clippers (2138)

4) Paul Pierce - Los Angeles Clippers (2138)

3) Jason Terry - Milwaukee Bucks (2220)

3) Jason Terry - Milwaukee Bucks (2220)

2) Reggie Miller - Retired (2560)

2) Reggie Miller - Retired (2560)

Ray Allen - Retired (2973)

Ray Allen - Retired (2973)