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Michael Jordan Had A Higher 3-PT Percentage Than Steve Kerr In The NBA Finals From 1996 To 1998

Michael Jordan Had A Higher 3-PT Percentage Than Steve Kerr In The NBA Finals From 1996 To 1998

Michael Jordan could do anything he put his mind to. While his talent was other-worldly, it was his mentality that made him near-impossible to play against. Jordan would make sure that he could do anything and everything on the court if he thought it would help and his teammates get the win.

But Jordan has shown that he can go up against the best when it comes to three-point shooting. In fact, Michael Jordan averaged a higher three-point percentage than Steve Kerr in the NBA Finals between 1996 to 1998. Jordan averaged 31.6% from three, whereas Kerr only averaged 25.5% from three in those three series.

Michael Jordan vs. Steve Kerr: 3-PT % During the NBA Finals Between 1996 to 1998

1996 NBA Finals

Michael Jordan: 31.6% (3.2 Attempts per game)

Steve Kerr: 18.2% (3.7 Attempts per game)

1997 NBA Finals

Michael Jordan: 32% (4.2 Attempts per game)

Steve Kerr: 25% (2.7 Attempts per game)

1998 NBA Finals

Michael Jordan: 30.8% (2.2 Attempts per game)

Steve Kerr: 38.5% (2.2 Attempts per game)

Total between 1996-1998

Michael Jordan: 31.6% (3.2 Attempts per game)

Steve Kerr: 25.2% (2.8 Attempts per game)

Via: StatMuse

Kerr only shot better than Jordan during the 1997-98 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Whereas Jordan was shooting better and attempting more shots in the Finals from the previous years. The fact that Jordan shot better than Kerr, a renowned three-point shooter, and attempted more shots in the three NBA Finals they played together is truly surprising.

Many people have wondered how Jordan would fare in the modern era, where the three-point shot has become very important. Legendary shooter Ray Allen himself believes that Jordan and Kobe Bryant wouldn't shoot as many three-pointers as players today if they were currently playing, even though they were underrated shooters.