It’s easily the worst, lowest percentage shot in basketball.
No, not a Kendrick Perkins 3-pointer or a Dwight Howard free throw.
It’s the end-of-quarter halfcourt heave.
According to Elias, a halfcourter is attempted about 27 percent of the time to finish the first, second or third quarter (it’s rare you see a heave to finish the fourth). For the season, there have been 758 games played in the NBA total, meaning roughly 205 halfcourt heaves. And total, there have been three total halfcourt or beyond makes. Three. Crunch the numbers and that means the league is shooting roughly combined 1.5 percent from halfcourt and beyond. Keep Reading…