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7. Fred Brown

Known for his sweet outside shot, “Downtown” Freddie Brown was a productive Shooting Guard for thirteen seasons, all of which were with the Seattle SuperSonics.  Brown would be one of the first true beneficiaries of the three point line as he was the first leader of three point percentage when the rule was instituted in the 1979-80 season.  The season before, Brown (though coming off of the bench) captained the Sonics to their only NBA Title.  He would average over 20 Points per Game twice and represented Seattle in the 1976 All Star Game.

81. Fred Brown

“Downtown” Fred Brown really was the epitome of instant offense off the bench.  A true legend in Seattle, Brown played his entire career scoring almost 15,000 points mostly with long range bombs hence the aforementioned nickname.  Captain of the 79 team that won the title, Brown led the league in three point shooting percentage in 1980, the first year of the new rule.  Unfortunately, this rule was way into his career because Freddy used to launch the rock from anywhere.  If the three point line were in effect during Downtown’s career he may have led the league in scoring a few years; he was that good from long distance.
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