Two of my favorite players, absolute freaks of basketball nature both, have an unhealthy preoccupation with a facet of basketball that eludes their significant and varied talents.
Ron Artest and Josh Smith shoot a lot of three-pointers. And they don't make many.
Artest is a career 31% three-point shooter. In 40 games with Sacramento last year, he attempted 199 three-pointers. He made 30.8% of those.
Josh Smith is a career 28.6% three-point shooter. As of March 1st of last year, he started shooting a lot of three-pointers: 101 in 27 games after attempting 32 in the first 127 games of his career.
Standings Through One Game
Ron Artest: 0-4, 0%
Josh Smith: 0-3, 0%