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The NBA’s Most Lethal Perimeter Scorer

By 11.13.08

Last night Paul Pierce ended Atlanta’s undefeated streak with a dagger of a shot that gave his Celtics a two point victory. Today in the office we were watching highlights of that game and Sean Couch, Editor at Large for Bounce Magazine, stated that Paul Pierce is the top perimeter offensive threat in the NBA today.

Most of the Dime Crew obviously argued. Real Talk, ‘P. Double’ has been killing people this year…especially in the third quarter. Aron Phillips, Dime’s Editorial Assistant, started throwing other names into the mix which got me wondering…who are the NBA’s top offensive threats?

We debated for about 20 minutes and came up with these categories in order to figure out who gets buckets the easiest way in the NBA: Off the dribble, Catch and Shoot, Back to the Basket, In Transition, Pick and Roll, and Isolation.

We voted on the top three guys in each category and then determined our overall winner:

Off the Dribble
Chris Paul
Paul Pierce
Dwyane Wade

Catch and Shoot
Paul Pierce
Kobe Bryant
Carmelo Anthony

Back to the Basket

LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant

In Transition
LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Allen Iverson

Pick and Roll
Dwyane Wade
Chris Paul
Tony Parker

Isolation
Paul Pierce
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James

Craftiness
Kobe Bryant
Paul Pierce
Carmelo Anthony

Winner: (Tie) Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce

At the end of the season Paul Pierce claimed to be the best player in the world. He is definitely backing his words up. “The Truth” has been just that. His fourth quarter antics this season have been nothing short of spectacular, and the way Pierce has been getting buckets is just jaw dropping. Just ask LeBron.

Kobe, on the other hand, is the general on the only undefeated team in the NBA. Currently averaging 24.1 points a game, you know at the end of the season KB24 will be at the top in regards to scoring leaders in the NBA. And on top of that, Bryant is NO joke in crunch time either.

So, who do you think is the NBA’s most lethal perimeter scorer?


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