Move over, Michael Ray Richardson. There’s a new historically awful brick-layer in the record books.
Charlotte Hornets swingman Lance Stephenson set the NBA all-time mark this season for the lowest percentage on three-point attempts, connecting on just 18 of 105 launches from beyond the arc in 61 games.
— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) April 15, 2015
Lance Stephenson? Lowest 3-point percentage EVER with at least 100 attempts at .171. Previous low: Micheal Ray Richardson (.188) in 1981-82
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 15, 2015
“Born Ready” says he will work on regaining his confidence over the summer, this after enduring the most difficult season of his five-year career.
Per the Charlotte Observer:
“When I was going through it, yes, it hurt my confidence,” Stephenson said. “I feel like this will be a big summer for me to come in prepared.”
Stephenson shot 38 percent from the field and 17 percent from 3-point range. Stephenson brought it up Thursday that 17 percent was the worst season in NBA history for a player attempting at least 100 3-pointers.
“My 3-point percentage was the lowest ever in history. That’s terrible,” Stephenson said. “I have to come in and figure out how to be a better shooter. Being a good shooter will help my overall game. When people sag off of me (playing him to drive), it’s harder for me to be successful. […] It’s confidence – just wanting the shot to go in so bad and then you lose your confidence. That plays a major part when you don’t have confidence in your shot. This summer I’m going to find my confidence.”