180 Basketball Shooter

180 Basketball Shooter:
n. A '180 Shooter' is a great basketball  (external link) shooter player whose combined free throw percentage, 2-point field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage, equals 180%.
This qualification adds a 90% from the free-throw line, 50% from the 2 points and 40% from the 3 points shooting.

Since the NBA introduced the three-point field goal in the 1979–80 season, the 50–40–90 shooting threshold has been reached by seven players: Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry. Nash and Bird are the only players who achieved 50–40–90 in multiple seasons; Bird was the first player to join this club and achieved it twice consecutively while Nash achieved it four times in five seasons. Nash narrowly missed five consecutive 50–40–90 seasons by shooting at 89.9% from the free throw line for the 2006–07 season, one made free throw short of the 90% mark. Curry is the only player to average at least 30 points-per-game (which led the league in scoring) while joining the club in 2016, with Bird narrowly missing the mark at 29.93 PPG in 1988. Nash and Curry are also the only ones to average at least 45% from 3pt range while achieving this feat.

In order to calculate basketball shooting percentages to the second decimal place, the official three digit percentages are shortened and rounded to the second decimal point. Thus, a shooting percentage listed as .899 to the third decimal place in the NBA's official shooting statistics is shortened and rounded to "90%" when a two digit number is used to designate the shooting percentage.11 Note that shooting statistics throughout rounded to second decimal.

This rounding to the second digit has pertinence regarding several 50–40–90 seasons in that four times a player who did not actually reach the .500 or .900 threshold appeared to shoot 50% and 90%. In the 1985–86 season, Larry Bird officially shot .496–.423–.896, which becomes 50–42–90 when converted to two digit numbers, in the 1990–91 season Jeff Hornacek officially shot .518–.418–.897, which becomes 52–42–90, in the 2006–07 season Steve Nash shot .532–.455–.899 which converts to 53–46–90, and in the 2008–09 season José Calderón shot .497–.406–.981 which converts to 50–41–98.

Stephen Curry was the '180 Shooter' for the season 2015/2016: 91% from the FT; 50% from the 2 and 45% from the 3!

Spanish ~ Español - Lanzador 180 en Baloncesto


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