The NBA 3-point line is (mostly) 23.75 feet away from the basket. It measures just 22 feet in the corners, but that’s still a long distance to throw something.
Who can shoot the farthest in the NBA?
The longest successful shot in NBA history was 89 feet (27 m) by Baron Davis on February 17, 2001. He shot it with 0.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter as a defender closely guarded him.
How do you shoot 3 pointers in the NBA?
Start around five feet from the basket, and shoot until you make a shot all-net before moving back one step. Repeat the process until you get all the way back to the 3-point line. Continue shooting until you make an all-net 3-pointer.
Did Shaq ever make a 3?
On this day 25 years ago however, O’Neal did something he accomplished just once in his NBA career. He hit a three-point shot. The Orlando Magic were 35-14 as they arrived at Orlando Arena on Feb. 16, 1996 to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.
Why are there two 3pt lines?
Why it matters: According to the committee, moving the line back will open up the lane for drives/cuts to the basket and additional low-post play, while keeping the 3-point revolution in check by making threes more challenging. For reference, the NBA’s 3-point line is 23 feet, 9 inches.