Paul George stays moving up 3-PT list, passes former LA Clippers player

Paul George, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Paul George, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Paul George recently surpassed Kobe Bryant for 19th on the all-time three-pointers made list, and now he’s taken the step over his former LA Clippers assistant coach and past Clipper player.

PG13 hit his 1,828th three-point stroke to pass Kobe, and now he passed Chauncey Billups to get up to 18th on the ladder. Once he hit his 1,831st triple, he officially passed Billups.

This shows just how good of a shooter PG is. He has shot at an elite 38.1% from back deep in his career. Seeing him hit the volume of threes he’s hit, also goes to show just how dominant his shot is.

Paul George now only has three former LA Clippers to pass on the all-time three-pointers made list.

Paul George is fourth on that all-time list if we’re talking LA Clippers only. Jamal Crawford would be first in that case, Paul Pierce would be second, and JJ Redick would be third. That’s great company to be in.

With PG being just 31 years old, he certainly has the chance to surpass all of them by the time it’s all said and done. At that 38.1% Clip, PG would need to take 1,027 more threes after he hit that 1,831st to beat Crawford. George has taken 6.6 three-point shots per game over the course of his career, so it would take George 156 games to beat Crawford if he continues to take 6.6 per game and shoot 38.1% from that range.

It’s certainly doable, as George has many years left in him. Sure, he’s on the other side of 30, but doesn’t appear to be slowing down. George is averaging the highest amount of points (24.7), assists (5.5), rebounds (7.1), and steals (2) per game as he ever has as a Clipper.

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He’s still in the prime stage of his career, and therefore could absolutely beat Crawford’s eighth place on the leaderboard by some point in the 2023-2024 season. Of course, he’s injured, so we don’t quite know what’s in store for his return. Even if he can’t return this season, though, he still could absolutely jump Crawford in the 2024-2025 season as well.