This Stat About NBA’s Dramatic Increase In 3-Pointers Is Mind-Boggling

For better or for worse, the NBA is vastly different than it was 40 years ago.

Many basketball fans can’t imagine life without the 3-point line, but such a time did exist until 1979. The NBA adopted the 3-point line prior to the 1979-80 season, and the game has never been the same.

To illustrate that point, take a look at this shocking statistic, courtesy of “SportsCenter’s” Twitter:


The Houston Rockets currently lead the NBA with a whopping 42.8 3-point attempts per game. To put that in perspective, the Brooklyn Nets are second in the NBA with a still-eye-opening 34.7 attempts per game.

The New York Knicks, meanwhile, chuck up an NBA-low 22.1 3-pointers per contest.

Thumbnail photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Images

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