Bird, The Shooter

first_imgThe argument keeps going on debating who is the best shooter ever to play pro basketball.  Most of the experts agree that Larry Bird has the stats to back it up.  He played 13 years for the Boston Celtics.  During that time he shot .496 from the 2-point range and .376 from 3.  His average for the 13-year career was 24.3 points per game.  Several other players have beat one or the other of these stats, but none of them have done it for as long as Bird did.Stephen Curry, Chris Mullins, and Kevin Durant are the names that people bring up when they think they have people who were better shooters than Bird.  Mullins had a great career and shot better from the 3-point range, but he did not match up to Bird in all 3 categories.  Curry and Durant have not played long enough to merit the title.Old timers will still say Oscar Robertson was the best.  They bring up the fact that Oscar averaged a triple-double (ppg, rpg, and apg) for his career.  Those who say Bird is still the best argue that Oscar was not a 3-point shooter.  Here are the stats (provided by the Indy Star), now you make up your mind!last_img read more

AFCON 2013: Yiadom picks up injury in training

first_imgGhana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was unable to complete Tuesday evening’s training session after sustaining an injury.The 19-year-old picked up the injury while going in for a tackle with an unnoticed teammate.The on loan Juventus striker at Italian Serie-B club Sassuolo limped off the pitch with the unspecified injury.The Black Stars medical team will assess his condition later in the evening and if necessary, will take him to the hospital tomorrow morning for further examination.The injury to Boakye-Yiadom compounds the fitness situation in the Ghana camp ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which commences this weekend.Ghana is already sweating on the fitness of defender Isaac Vorsah and midfielder Anthony Annan who are battling minor injuries. Coach Akwasi Appiah will be hoping to have all his players fit for Ghana’s opening game against DR Congo on Sunday.The team is expected to travel to South Africa on Wednesday – four clear days towards their opening Group B encounter.The Black Stars who will be based in Port Elizabeth will also face Mali and Niger at the group stage.last_img read more