The 3-pointer is THE shot in today’s NBA, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, the NBA didn’t introduce the 3-pointer until 1979. They adopted the downtown shot after merging with the flashier American Basketball Association, who in turn got the idea from a 1945 NCAA matchup between Columbia and Fordham in NYC. It’s really not that complicated, but just in case, we got NBA legend and all-time 3-point leader RAY ALLEN to explain. Unfortunately, he couldn’t help us with our long-range jumper. We’ll stick to storytelling.
This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.
Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX
Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ
Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY
Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV
Visit our world directly: https://greatbigstory.com