The length of the NBA court is 94 feet. So what is the longest successful shot in NBA history? Here is the all-time leaders for long distance shots.
What is the longest shot in NBA history?
The longest shot is 89 feet, made by Baron Davis in 2001 with the Charlotte Hornets.
In the match against the Milwaukee Bucks, Baron Davies attempted this legendary long-range shot just 0.7 seconds from the end of the third quarter, as a defender marked him closely.
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After him, many players tried the assault on the record. The most recent attempt belongs to LeBron James who performed a successful 83 feet shot in 2007 playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA Longest Shots Leaders
|1||Baron Davis||2001||Charlotte Hornets||Milwaukee Bucks||89 feet|
|2||Norm Van Lier||1977||Chicago Bulls||San Antonio Spurs||84 feet|
|3||LeBron James||2007||Cleveland Cavaliers||Boston Celtics||83 feet|
|4||Vince Carter||2016||Memphis Grizzlies||Minnesota Timberwolves||82 feet|
|5||Herb Williams||1986||Indiana Pacers||Sacramento Kings||81 feet|
|6||Magic Johnson||1987||Los Angeles Lakers||Denver Nuggets||80 feet|
|7||Zoran Planinic||2005||New Jersey Nets||Utah Jazz||77 feet|
Jae Crowder attempt
The longest shot ever could have belonged to Jae Crowder. In 2015 he shot the end line with a shot of 95 feet with the aim of serving a teammate. But since no one touched the ball, the shot was not valid.
Longest sitting basketball shot
The Guinness World Record for the longest shot while sitting down is 86 feet and it was performed by Vince Carter.