Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard breaks Dirk Nowitzki’s record in all-time triples list
Damian Lillard just punched his ticket to NBA history on Sunday as the Portland Trail Blazers superstar notched 1,983 three-pointers to put him as the 11th all-time in league history. With Dame’s third three-pointer against the Miami Heat, Lillard passed Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and is slowly climbing up to the top-1o spot for three-pointers made all at the young age of 30.
Take a bow, Dame (via Bleacher Report):
Damian Lillard (1,983) just passed Dirk Nowitzki (1,982) for 11th all-time on the NBA made threes list ⌚️ pic.twitter.com/x6Cl7IvoGH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 12, 2021
The three-pointer has been an integral weapon in Lillard’s arsenal ever since he entered the league back in 2012. The 30-year-old has developed into being one of the most lethal shooters in today’s NBA and his insane thirty-footers have been breaking the hearts (and rosters) of different franchises around the league. Best believe that Dame’s not done.
Lillard’s ninth season in Portland has been another impressive one as he’s been carrying the load once again for the Blazers this season. The six-time All-Star has been averaging 29 points per game this season including burying 4.1 threes per outing which have been the biggest reason why the Blazers are currently in the running to return to the playoffs for the eighth straight season. Lillard has also evolved into one of the most cold-blooded shooters in the league and clutch buckets from outside the arc have been part of his M.O.
Up next for Dame’s list is Nowitzki’s former teammate Jason Kidd who currently sits at the number 10 spot with 1,988 three-pointers under his belt. At this point, Lillard needs just six more long-range bombs to break the top-1o.