Three Pointer

playing days,9 he is considered the first great three-point shooter in NBA history. Actually, Bird's NBA debut also coincided with the debut of the three-point line, where his teammate Chris Ford made the first credited three-pointer in ...

Author: Łukasz Muniowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641218

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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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. 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.


If a shooter is fouled while attempting a three-pointer and subsequently misses the shot, the shooter is awarded three freethrow attempts. If a player completes a three-pointer while being fouled, the player is awarded one free-throw ...

Author: Dr. Balaji P. Jadhav


ISBN: 9781329017689


Page: 177

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Rise and Fire

their views about the three-pointer. Knight still cursed it, even after Alford embraced it. Rick Pitino's Providence took more three-pointers than any other team in the country. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim peered into the bedrooms of ...

Author: Shawn Fury

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250062178

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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It’s hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn’t exist in basketball. When the sport was invented in 1891, players would take set shots with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Defenders controlled the sport, the pace was slower, and games would frequently end with scores fit for a football field. It took almost forty years before players began shooting jump shots of any kind and sixty-five years before it became a common sight. When the first jump shooting pioneers left the ground, they rose not only above their defenders, but also above the sport’s conventions. The jump shot created a soaring offense, infectious excitement, loyal fans, and legends. Basketball would never be the same. Rise and Fire celebrates this crucial shot while tracing the history of how it revolutionized the game, shedding light on all corners of the basketball world, from NBA arenas to the playgrounds of New York City and the barns of Indiana. Award-winning journalist Shawn Fury obsesses over the jump shot, explores its fundamentals, puzzles over its complexities, marvels at its simplicity, and honors those who created some of basketball’s greatest moments. Part history, part travelogue, and part memoir, Rise and Fire bounces from the dirt courts of the 1930s to today’s NBA courts and state-of-the-art shooting labs, examining everything from how nets and rims affect a shooter to rivalries between shooting coaches to how the three-pointer came to rule the game. Impeccably researched and engaging, the book features interviews and profiles of legendary figures like Jerry West, Bob McAdoo, Ray Allen, and Denise Long---the first woman ever drafted by the NBA, plus dozens more, revealing the evolution of the shot over time. Analyzing the techniques and reliving some of the most unforgettable plays from the greats, Fury creates a technical, personal, historical, and even spiritual examination of the shot. This is not a dry how-to textbook of basketball mechanics; it is a lively tour of basketball history and a love letter to the sport and the shot that changed it forever.

Sports Geek

Shoot from behind the line further away, and it's three. Simple as it sounds, the NBA is currently going through something of an identity crisis about the three-pointer. It's easy to see why. The 3-point shot is on the rise.

Author: Rob Minto

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472927484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Sport revolves around two things: narrative and numbers. You need the narrative, otherwise why would anyone care about sport? Rivalries, emotions, and sporting legends all require it. But sport also needs numbers. Without them, we have no idea who has won. We need numbers to tell which team is top of the table, or who is the world champion. Sports Geek is a visual and numerical tour through sporting debates and ideas. Teams in all sports use data to create extraordinary analysis of how their players perform, to assess tactics and to get an edge over arch rivals; but fans are rarely presented with challenging and informative data that would help them to further understand sport. You'll never see sport the same way again.

Good Enough to Be Great

backboard, and Tahj Holden, in the game for Baxter, missed a three-pointer from the top of key. Off the miss, Kansas got out on the break and Hinrich buried an open three-pointer from the right wing for a 10–2 lead.

Author: Josh Barr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621571407

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 379


The 2001-02 season was a magical one for the Maryland basketball team, culminating in the school's first-ever NCAA title. But as Washington Post sportswriter Josh Barr reveals here, it was never an easy road. Barr, who has spent four years on the Maryland beat, had unrivalled access to Terrapin coaches and players, and here he provides the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of Maryland's rise to glory. He also reveals how, under Williams's leadership, players most observers had sneered at became the best team in college basketball. Barr offers keen insight into just what separated the Terrapins from every other team in the country-and from previous Maryland teams that always came up short. Along the way, we get riveting portraits of unlikely All-American Juan Dixon, who in high school lost both parents to drug-related AIDS; standout center Lonny Baxter, once considered too short and too chubby to play big-time college basketball; sophomore Chris Wilcox, the amazingly talented but frustratingly inconsistent forward; fiery Gary Williams, the coach who, many critics had said, could never win the big one; and many others. This is a remarkable story of talent and determination at college basketball's highest levels.

A Century of Jayhawk Triumphs

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Author: Blair Kerkhoff

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461661764

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 750


Basketball wasn't invented at Kansas but basketball tradition was. It's where James Naismith taught, Phog Allen coached, Wilt Chamberlain dominated, Danny Manning performed a miracle and Roy Williams wins like no other coach in the college game. It's been a century of national championships, All-Americans, Olympic heroes and remarkable games. A Century of Jayhawk Triumphs relives the top 100 victories in the program's storied history.

Air Force Procurement of AAU 19 A Altimeters

a versus the counter - drum - pointer display . What I want to emphasize now is that the Air Force was originally seeking to procure the AAU19 - type altimeter , with this three - pointer face ; and that it was called the AAU - 12 .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee


ISBN: UIUC:30112119390695


Page: 453

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Let's address whether a team with a three-point lead should foul the other team when little time remains on the clock. ... He finds that with less than 11 seconds left, teams that trailed by three points hit 41 out of 205 three-pointers ...

Author: Wayne L. Winston

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400842070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 391

View: 456


How math can be used to improve performance and predict outcomes in professional sports Mathletics is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football, and in sports gambling. How does professional baseball evaluate hitters? Is a singles hitter like Wade Boggs more valuable than a power hitter like David Ortiz? Should NFL teams pass or run more often on first downs? Could professional basketball have used statistics to expose the crooked referee Tim Donaghy? Does money buy performance in professional sports? In Mathletics, Wayne Winston describes the mathematical methods that top coaches and managers use to evaluate players and improve team performance, and gives math enthusiasts the practical tools they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports—and maybe even gain the outside edge to winning bets. Mathletics blends fun math problems with sports stories of actual games, teams, and players, along with personal anecdotes from Winston's work as a sports consultant. Winston uses easy-to-read tables and illustrations to illuminate the techniques and ideas he presents, and all the necessary math concepts—such as arithmetic, basic statistics and probability, and Monte Carlo simulations—are fully explained in the examples. After reading Mathletics, you will understand why baseball teams should almost never bunt, why football overtime systems are unfair, why points, rebounds, and assists aren't enough to determine who's the NBA's best player—and much, much more. In a new epilogue, Winston discusses the stats and numerical analysis behind some recent sporting events, such as how the Dallas Mavericks used analytics to become the 2011 NBA champions.

Origins of the Tainan Culture West Indies

No three-pointers of any kind have so far been recovered in Jamaica, which suggests that this culture element never reached that island. The question as to where the earliest three-pointers, in the form of a single cone, ...

Author: Sven Loven

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817356378

Category: History

Page: 731

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When originally published in German in 1924, this volume was hailed as the first modern, comprehensive archaeological overview of an emerging area of the world, now known as the Caribbean islands. Sven Loven decided to update and reissue the work in English, which he thought to be the future international language of scholarship. This work is a classic, with enduring interpretations, broad geographic range, and an eager audience.