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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #1
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Kobe has now made 1,588 3 pointers

Bird 649 + Jordan 581 + Magic 325 = 1,555 career 3 pointers combined


This is mind blowing;

The 1981-82 Lakers Made only 13 3's the entire season,
They took the fewest attempts with a mere 94,
They shot a league low % with .138%
They were the worst free throw shooting team in the league
3rd fewest FT attempts???

Yet they were 2nd in the league in scoring

I guess I should mention the won the NBA Championship that season

Not to mention they were 12-2 in the post season.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Lakers Trivia...for whatever it's worth?

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Kobe has now made 1,588 3 pointers

Bird 649 + Jordan 581 + Magic = 1,555 career 3 pointers combined


This is mind blowing;

The 1981-82 Lakers Made only 13 3's the entire season,
They took the fewest attempts with a mere 94,
They shot a league low % with .138%
They were the worst free throw shooting team in the league
3rd fewest FT attempts???

Yet they were 2nd in the league in scoring

I guess I should mention the won the NBA Championship that season

Not to mention they were 12-2 in the post season.

Wow, thanks DK, that just made my day
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:08 AM   #3
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I wasn't alive during this time, but I can guess that its safe to assume that although three point shooting was an option, it was probably a "last" option type of shot. Back in those days wasn't it about the big man's game?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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I wasn't alive during this time, but I can guess that its safe to assume that although three point shooting was an option, it was probably a "last" option type of shot. Back in those days wasn't it about the big man's game?


You mean it was real basketball back then....yes

The 3pt line was added to the NBA at the start of the 79-80 season, it was a gimmick, brought in to capture the former ABA fans who were used to it.
The 3's were mainly used as an end of game strategy to try to catch up if behind....end of game meaning last seconds not last minutes.
Coaches didn't like it nor the lower shooting percentages, in fact it took a really long time before it became a legitimate option for teams.........we can thank ESPN for that......and it is the 3pt line that has killed the Center position in the NBA.

Think about how much the game would change if you took away the 3pt line.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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You mean it was real basketball back then....yes

The 3pt line was added to the NBA at the start of the 79-80 season, it was a gimmick, brought in to capture the former ABA fans who were used to it.
The 3's were mainly used as an end of game strategy to try to catch up if behind....end of game meaning last seconds not last minutes.
Coaches didn't like it nor the lower shooting percentages, in fact it took a really long time before it became a legitimate option for teams.........we can thank ESPN for that......and it is the 3pt line that has killed the Center position in the NBA.

Think about how much the game would change if you took away the 3pt line.

Yeah see I figured that was likely the reason. Now in today's game, its either a dunk, or a 3 point shot. That mid range game has gone missing from most role players' to-do-list. I guess Kobe is the last of that generation. Whats the NBA going to be like in 5 years?
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Yeah see I figured that was likely the reason. Now in today's game, its either a dunk, or a 3 point shot. That mid range game has gone missing from most role players' to-do-list. I guess Kobe is the last of that generation. Whats the NBA going to be like in 5 years?


Ugh....in 5 years you may not see basketball players taller than 6' 9".....unless they can hit the 3 and run the floor.
As I fully expected, the league eliminated the center position from the all-star game. I had a ton of guys arguing with me the last 2 years when I said it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
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Kobe has now made 1,588 3 pointers

Bird 649 + Jordan 581 + Magic 325 = 1,555 career 3 pointers combined


This is mind blowing;

The 1981-82 Lakers Made only 13 3's the entire season,
They took the fewest attempts with a mere 94,
They shot a league low % with .138%
They were the worst free throw shooting team in the league
3rd fewest FT attempts???

Yet they were 2nd in the league in scoring

I guess I should mention the won the NBA Championship that season

Not to mention they were 12-2 in the post season.
huh, maybe thats the main reason why Kobe's FG% is really low compared to these great players
Kobe has a career FG% of 45%
MJ just under 50%, would have been higher if he didn't come back from retirement shooting 42 and 45% at Washington.
Magic shot 52% in his career, Bird shot 49.6%
Heck Lebron James is shooting 49% while Wade is shooting 48.6%
btw
in Kobe's last 8 games he has shot under 43% 6 times, 5 of 8 games he shot under 41%.
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huh, maybe thats the main reason why Kobe's FG% is really low compared to these great players
Kobe has a career FG% of 45%
MJ just under 50%, would have been higher if he didn't come back from retirement shooting 42 and 45% at Washington.
Magic shot 52% in his career, Bird shot 49.6%
Heck Lebron James is shooting 49% while Wade is shooting 48.6%
btw
in Kobe's last 8 games he has shot under 43% 6 times, 5 of 8 games he shot under 41%.

Yes, it is 100% natural that if you shoot more 3's your % will be lower.

Funny that DFish had a higher % from 3 than he did on layups....lol.
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