Dale Ellis: ‘I’m the Best Shooter of All Time’

by July 05, 2011

Dale Ellis, the former NBA sharpshooter gives plenty of credit to Ray Allen for breaking Reggie Miller’s three-point record last season, but he still believes that he’s the greatest long-range bomber ever. From the Boston Globe: “Ask any shooter, active or retired, and they will tell you they can get up off the couch and drain threes. That confidence is almost mandatory with great shooters, according to Ellis. ‘I’m the best shooter of all time,’ he said. ‘I know that from the jump. I set the standard. I gave them something to shoot for. I was the first player in the history of the game to get 1,000 3-pointers. To be able to play on that level, you have to have that attitude about yourself. You can say it’s arrogant or cocky or whatever, but that’s OK. There’s no way you can compete without it. There’s no way you can excel without that confidence level.'”