OKC Thunder: Shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers the toughest part for Kevin Durant to join the 50-40-90 Club

by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 13, 2013
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Reggie Miller, who joined the club for his 1993-94 season, agreed that 3-point shooting is the most difficult.

“Because I shot a lot of 3s, as does Kevin,” Miller said. “The free throws you never worry about, or shooting from the field because I always put myself in good position. The 3s are a little bit difficult because obviously you're shooting farther out. The 3s are always the toughest thing.”

Dirk Nowitzki, who achieved the necessary percentages in 2006-07, said so many things have to fall into place for a player.

“It obviously means that you're a good shooter,” Nowitzki said. “You can score. It means that you've got some teammates that get you open and get you the ball in the right position.”

So what would this latest honor mean to Durant, a player who has scoring titles, All-NBA First Team appearances, All-Star selections and MVP runner-up honors?

Where would Durant rank this rare feat?

“Right up there with the First Team All-NBA,” he said. “I'm not sure I'm going to get that First Team All-NBA again this year, but 50-40-90 would be pretty cool. So we'll see.”

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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