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dubeta 01-01-2016 09:03 PM

Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Who do you have?

IMO the list should be


Rip Hamilton
Alex English
Dirk
Adrian Dantley
Bernard King
George Gervin
LeBron
Steve Nash
Paul Pierce
and finally
Ray Allen


IMO its a lot of older players in this list, the mid range has become a lost art in today's NBA, it was more specialized in the past.

JohnFreeman 01-01-2016 09:04 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Dray
Klay

GIF REACTION 01-01-2016 09:04 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
John Cena

stalkerforlife 01-01-2016 09:09 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dubeta
Who do you have?

IMO the list should be


Rip Hamilton
Alex English
Dirk
Adrian Dantley
Bernard King
George Gervin
LeBron
Steve Nash
Paul Pierce
and finally
Ray Allen


IMO its a lot of older players in this list, the mid range has become a lost art in today's NBA, it was more specialized in the past.


Tried sneaking it in. :roll:

90sgoat 01-01-2016 09:09 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Weak.

Stick to 1-9 and emoticons.

GOBB 01-01-2016 09:09 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
How is Larry Bird not listed?

GIF REACTION 01-01-2016 09:10 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
How's the lottery gobb

dubeta 01-01-2016 09:10 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stalkerforlife
Tried sneaking it in. :roll:


Like you with your kids


JohnFreeman 01-01-2016 09:10 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GOBB
How is Larry Bird not listed?

We are only listing people who had to play against defense

TripleA 01-01-2016 09:11 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dubeta
Like you with your kids



:biggums:

dubeta 01-01-2016 09:11 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Whos this 90sgoat poster? :oldlol:

The autistic version of 3ball (whos also autistic)?

90sgoat 01-01-2016 09:12 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dubeta
Whos this 90sgoat poster? :oldlol:

The autistic version of 3ball (whos also autistic)?


:lol

2/6

90sgoat 01-01-2016 09:17 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dubeta
Yup, suspicion confirmed



GOBB 01-01-2016 09:17 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnFreeman
We are only listing people who had to play against defense


Uh huh, Bird played against no defenses. :rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by GIF REACTION
How's the lottery gobb


Not bad, currently with the 8th slotted pick Kings have a good chance for a top 3 pick. :oldlol:

MiseryCityTexas 01-01-2016 10:24 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Damned near everybody that played ball in the 70s and 80s.

rodman91 01-01-2016 10:30 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Jordan
Karl Malone

dubeta 01-01-2016 10:32 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rodman91
Jordan
Karl Malone



:biggums: :wtf:

Paul George 24 01-01-2016 10:34 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dubeta
Who do you have?

IMO the list should be


Rip Hamilton
Alex English
Dirk
Adrian Dantley
Bernard King
George Gervin
LeBron
Steve Nash
Paul Pierce
and finally
Ray Allen


IMO its a lot of older players in this list, the mid range has become a lost art in today's NBA, it was more specialized in the past.

lebron ????????? :roll: :roll: :roll:

dubeta 01-01-2016 10:38 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul George 24
lebron ????????? :roll: :roll: :roll:


LeBron midrange >>> kawhi

Prime_Shaq 01-01-2016 11:27 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Sam Cassell

Milbuck 01-01-2016 11:33 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GIF REACTION
How's the lottery gobb

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

GOBB 01-01-2016 11:50 PM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Milbuck
:cry:


Why you so mad bro? :oldlol:

Pushxx 01-02-2016 01:22 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Delonte West.

Angel Face 01-02-2016 01:30 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Delonte West, when he creampied Gloria from mid range.

bizil 01-02-2016 01:32 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
When it comes to this question, my criteria is being a great scorer numbers wise. And from there, putting a FOCUS to dominate a game from the midrange area consistently:

MJ
Bird
Kobe
King
Dantley
English
McAdoo
Dirk
Iceman
Pierce
Melo
Mullin

Gus Hemmingway 01-02-2016 01:35 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
People really sleeping on Mark Price and Garnett huh :no:

3ball 01-02-2016 02:44 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
only a few guys from today's game - players go for the easy stuff nowadays - midrange shots are too hard.
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3ball 01-02-2016 02:45 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bizil

When it comes to this question, my criteria is being a great scorer numbers wise. And from there, putting a FOCUS to dominate a game from the midrange area consistently:

MJ
Bird
Kobe
King
Dantley
English
McAdoo
Dirk
Iceman
Pierce
Melo
Mullin



Basically any decent player from the 80's or before.. They had no choice - defenders didn't guard the 3-point line, so they just crowded the paint.

When the paint looks like this, ballhandlers don't even CONSIDER getting to the rim - the only option is a midrange jumper:


.

Harison 01-02-2016 03:33 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Few names to add most are missing here:

Bird
Mark Price
Garnett
Jerry West
Reggie
Durant
CP3

akts 01-02-2016 04:13 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Tom chambers
Mitch richmond
Jeff hornacek
Eddie johnson
kiki vandeweghe


the list can get rather extensive to be honest. There were alot of great midrange shooters.

zeerghit 01-02-2016 05:33 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
is dubeta retarted? real question here..

feyki 01-02-2016 05:53 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Oscar or Dirk .

3ball 01-02-2016 05:59 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
NBA.com defines "midrange" as all shots outside the paint that are inside the 3-point line.

In Jordan's 63 point game against the Celtics' #1 defense, 12 of his 22 made field goals were 2-point jumpshots outside the paint (midrange):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsRu0x_bQeY


3 more jumpshots were made slightly inside the paint... Overall, 15 of Jordan's 22 made field goals were jumpshots.

And that was just Game 2... In Game 1 of that series (his 49 point game), 9 of his 18 made field goals were jumpshots outside the paint (plus 1 more jumper that was slightly inside the paint):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wId1-GdesWU


So in Games 1 and 2 combined, 21 out of his 40 made field goals were 2-point jumpshots outside the paint (midrange), with another 4 jumpers coming just inside the paint.. Overall, 25 of his 40 made field goals were jumpshots.. Contrary to what many people think, Jordan was an elite midrange jumpshooter from the outset of his NBA career.

Orlando Magic 01-02-2016 06:08 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
How the **** did only one or two posters in this thread(besides 3balls) mention MJ's name?

The **** is wrong with you ******?

dhsilv 01-02-2016 06:15 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Orlando Magic
How the **** did only one or two posters in this thread(besides 3balls) mention MJ's name?

The **** is wrong with you ******?


I really doubt MJ is a legit answer to be honest. He's clearly the first guy to come to mind, but while he was a great shooter in that range. He's not the best from shooting.

A guy like Jerry West might come to mind though many reasons why his stats won't look as such. Bird is a good choice. But bottom line is MJ was a great shooter but not all time great. his greatness was in large part to his abiltiy to get to the basket. and being a great shooter made that easier.

JohnMax 01-02-2016 06:16 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
CP3 is the best midrange shooter in the league.

Dr Hawk 01-02-2016 06:18 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Jordan

small gap

Dirk

small gap

West

SexSymbol 01-02-2016 06:24 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Dirk
Kobe
Rip
Bird
MJ
Nash


Lebron being on this is list is a joke even for a troll that doesn't believe what he's saying

AirFederer 01-02-2016 06:35 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Delonte West and that Da real Lambo guy :cheers:

HOoopCityJones 01-02-2016 11:33 AM

Re: Best Mid-Range shooters in NBA History?
 
Jordan

Kobe


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