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5 players who have led the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage in multiple seasons

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after winning the 2021 NBA All-Star - MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after winning the 2021 NBA All-Star - MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.

Three-point shooting has become an NBA trend that is now acknowledged as the most important aspect of nearly all offensive systems in the league. Of course, we've now seen two teams win the last couple of NBA championships without shooting lights out, but the LA Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks' 3-point threat was adequate enough to succeed.

Shooters are in high demand for any contending team in the NBA, as the last few offseasons have proven. Great shooters will definitely find a roster spot in the NBA, even if they struggle defensively or are one-dimensional athletes.

Who has led the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage multiple times?

In this article, we will take a look at great 3-point shooters that have graced the NBA. Although the most recent leaders in 3-point shooting percentage have been high-volume shooters, there are many from past decades in the NBA that were just as efficient, even with smaller sample sizes.

We give you the five NBA players who have led the league in 3-point shooting percentage multiple times in their careers.

Note: there has not been a Hall-of-Famer who has led the NBA in 3-point percentage so far.


#5 Joe Harris

Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets.
Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets.

Joe Harris is the reigning 3-point shooting percentage champion, as the Brooklyn Nets' sniper led the NBA in three-point field-goal percentage in the 2020-21 season with a whopping 47.5%, the highest since the 2009-10 campaign.

Harris has now led the NBA in 3-point shooting twice in his career. He led the league in 3-point percentage in the 2018-19 campaign after making 47.4% of his threes for Brooklyn.

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He is the latest member of the five-man list of players to lead the league in 3-point percentage multiple times. Harris is a 43.8% shooter from distance throughout his career, putting him third in the all-time list provisionally.


#4 Jason Kapono

Forward Jason Kapono #72 of the Philadelphia 76ers on November 30, 2009.
Forward Jason Kapono #72 of the Philadelphia 76ers on November 30, 2009.

Jason Kapono played in the NBA from 2003 to 2012. Interestingly, he was the Cleveland Cavaliers' second pick of the 2003 NBA Draft (31st overall) after LeBron James.

Kapono went on to play for six teams in his NBA career and led the NBA in three-point percentage twice, with the Miami Heat in the 2006-07 NBA season (after becoming an NBA champion in 2006) and with the Toronto Raptors the following campaign.

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He is one of just two players to have led the league in 3-point percentage in consecutive seasons. Kapono's career 3-point shooting is 43.4%, the sixth-best in NBA history (2.1 attempts per game).


#3 Steve Kerr

Assistant coach Steve Kerr of the 2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team.
Assistant coach Steve Kerr of the 2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team.

Steve Kerr was a tremendous 3-point shooter in his NBA career, which helped him be a crucial part of multiple successful teams. Kerr won a total of five NBA championships in his playing career, three with the Chicago Bulls and a couple with the San Antonio Spurs. He even won four consecutive titles from 1996 to 1999, three with the Bulls and one with San Antonio in 1999.

Kerr's shooting helped him be a serviceable guard throughout his career, and he also led the NBA twice in 3-point shooting. In his second NBA season, his first with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kerr led the NBA with a 50.7% 3-point field-goal percentage.

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He then did it with the Chicago Bulls in the 1994-95 season, with a career-best 52.4%. Kerr played in the NBA for 15 years and holds the all-time record for the highest career 3-point percentage with 45.4.


#2 Craig Hodges

Hodges after winning the 3-point contest.
Hodges after winning the 3-point contest.

Craig Hodges was one of the NBA's first premium shooters from distance back in the 1980s. He won three 3-point shooting contests, tied with Larry Bird for the all-time lead, and was also among the first two players to lead the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage more than once.

Hodges, a two-time champion with the Chicago Bulls and a controversial figure for political reasons, led the NBA in 3-point shooting in the 1985-86 season with the Milwaukee Bucks. He did it again in the 1987-88 season with the Bucks and Phoenix Suns.

Hodges made 40% of his three-pointers in his NBA career (two attempts per game).


#1 Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019.
Kyle Korver with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2019.

Kyle Korver is one of the best 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA and his shooting stats could've been even better if the biggest part of his career occurred during the current, three-point-driven era.

Nonetheless, Korver is fourth all-time in three-point field goals made with 2,450 in 17 seasons. The 40-year-old sniper did not play in the 2020-21 season, but has not announced his retirement yet.

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Korver has led the NBA in three-point shooting a record four times in his career and is one of two players to have done so in consecutive years. Korver also has the highest three-point shooting percentage in a single season in NBA history, with 53.6% in the 2009-10 season with the Utah Jazz.


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