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Three-Pointer!

A 40-Year NBA History

ukasz Muniowski (author)

ISBN: 9781476682952

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

The three-point shot has been an NBA institution for more than 40 years, with the first long-distance bombs fired on October 12, 1979. This book focuses on examples of 12 performances by 12 exceptional shooters. Starting with Chris Ford and ending with Steph Curry, the author shows how these athletes have changed the NBA one shot at a time.
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The three-point shot has been an NBA institution for more than 40 years, with the first long-distance bombs fired on October 12, 1979. The game has since changed dramatically, as action has moved gradually farther from the basket. Critics today contend that three-pointers have gotten out of hand. Attempts rose from 2.8 per game in the 1979-1980 season to 18.4 in 2011-2012 to 32 in 2018-2019. Charting this development, this volume focuses on examples of 12 performances by 12 exceptional shooters--with mention of many more. Starting with Chris Ford and ending with Steph Curry, the author shows how these athletes have changed the NBA one shot at a time.

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Like the athletes whose talents he's examining, Lukasz Muniowski goes deep: His research is meticulous and satisfying, and his writing is thorough and precise. This book is an essential tool to understanding not just the global popularity of basketball, but also the cultural and historical pivot points that help us understand the era-defining significance of the three-point shot." –Kent Babb, Washington Post
Illustrations 16 photos
Pages 208
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 11
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Basketball  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • October 12, 1979: Chris Ford Makes the First Three-Pointer in League History
  • February 6, 1988: Larry Bird Reclaims the Title of the Three-Point King
  • March 23, 1991: Michael Adams Scores 54 Points with Particularly Ugly Shots
  • June 3, 1992: Michael Jordan Shrugs His Way to Another Memorable Performance
  • May 7, 1995: Reggie Miller Scores Eight Points in Nine Seconds Against the Knicks
  • April 19, 1996: George McCloud Goes from Draft Bust to NBA Record Holder
  • February 8–9, 1997: Steve Kerr and Glen Rice Dominate the ­All-Star Weekend
  • May 26, 2002: Robert "Big Shot Rob" Horry Strikes Again
  • February 18, 2006: Dirk Nowitzki Becomes the Tallest Three-Point Contest Winner Ever
  • June 18, 2013: Ray Allen Makes the Most Famous Shot of His Career
  • March 8, 2015: Steph Curry Proves That He Can Score from Anywhere on the Court
  • Chapter Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Lukasz Muniowski is a doctoral student at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He has written numerous academic articles on various topics, including gentrification, geek culture, American literature, video games and television series.

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