100 days of hoops, hardwood

Day 49: Steve is a 49er

One of the benchmarks of being classified as a great shooter is obtaining the 50-40-90 stat line.  A player would have to shoot 50 perfect from the field, 40 percent from beyond the 3-point line and at least 90 percent from the charity stripe.

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Photo courtesy of ESPN.com

Only seven players have had 50-40-90 seasons. Only Steve Nash and Larry Bird did it in back to back seasons. However, Nash is the closest to come to achieving the line for a career at 49-43-90. Stephen Curry isn’t too far behind Nash as his career averages currently sit at 48-44-90. Not bad, eh? 🤙🏼

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Jan. 2, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) guards Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash (13) during the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Warriors 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

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