Marvel at Kevin Durant’s career shot chart

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — There’s something to be said for looking at volume, and this shot chart Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry put together of Kevin Durant‘s career shots taken is pretty amazing. It’s almost like one of those pictures at the mall where you stare at the dots for hours and wait for an image to emerge. (“Look, a sail boat!”)

One thing that did jump out at me is how good KD is at not taking shots just inside the three-point line. My high school coach used to drill into us that a shot with your foot on the three-point line was “the worst shot in basketball.” I think what he really meant was that it was the most inefficient shot in basketball — by moving your foot back just a few inches, you can gain an extra point. Either way, it seems KD understands the theory…

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(via Grantland)

5 Comments

  1. kebablett says:

    i like how the further out threes are mainly makes.

  2. Blog-So-Hard-2014 says:

    Missed a lot of dunks!!!

  3. Bob S says:

    Wow. It’s a schooner.