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NBA Insider: Word association

By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: March 28, 2010
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3-pointers
This is the 30th anniversary of the 3-pointer. In the NBA, the 3-point line is 23 feet, 9 inches at the top of the key, 22 feet in the corner. The Oklahoman asked NBA All-Stars, Thunder players and other NBA players to use one or two words to describe 3-pointers.

Carmelo Anthony: long

Shane Battier: corner

Mike Bibby: 3 better than 2

Stephen Curry: make ’em

Kevin Durant: far

Rudy Gay: Ray Allen

Danny Granger: efficient

James Harden: excitement

Grant Hill: Phoenix Suns

Dwight Howard: Dwight Howard

Brandon Jennings: love ’em

Joe Johnson: daggers

David Lee: never shoot ’em

Kevin Love: finally made one

O.J. Mayo: love ’em

Steve Nash: cool

Dirk Nowitzki: shoot when open

Derrick Rose: getting easier

Brandon Roy: live by, die by

David West: big impact

Russell Westbrook: deep

Deron Williams: momentum

Mo Williams: automatic

Next week: Player poll (league’s most underrated player)