Our stat reveals truth about shooting
- Talk about a glaring omission. When the league invited six players to compete in the 3-point Shootout at All-Star Weekend, the league's leading 3-point shooter, Fred Hoiberg, was conspicuously absent from the list.
But don't let that slight cause you to underestimate Hoiberg's remarkable shooting this season. After all, these are the same well-meaning folks who invited Antoine Walker to compete two years ago, marking the first time the words "Antoine Walker" and "accuracy competition" appeared in the same sentence.
What made Hoiberg's omission so indefensible is that he's not just leading the league by a few percentage points he's running away with the 3-point title. The Mayor is hitting at a 53.4 percent clip, more than seven percentage points ahead of his closest competition (Phoenix's Joe Johnson at 46.2). If Hoiberg keeps this up, he'll break Steve Kerr's NBA record of 52.4 percent set in 1994-95. Yet despite his record-setting pace, Hoiberg's exploits couldn't get the attention of Mr. Stern's lackeys in New York.
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