The event will be hosted as part of the The National Basketball Retired Players Association event. Ellis serves as president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA).
The event will be hosted for building stronger relationships within the Atlanta community, providing efficient ways to benefit philanthropic activities. This mixer is also geared towards bringing together executive business leaders, young professionals, and small business companies.
Dale Ellis became one of the greatest 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA – in fact, he was the first player in the history of the league to make 1,000 3-point shots.
In 2011, Ellis told the Boston Globe that he was the “best shooter of all time”, and explained his point of view.
“I’m the best shooter of all time. 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,” he said.
In 1997-98, he led the league with a .464 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. He also won the Long Distance Shootout during the 1989 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston. In the actual All-Star game that year, he scored 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting.
Ellis earned third-team All-NBA honors in 1988-89 after averaging 4.2 rebounds and a career-best 27.5 points per game (third in the league, behind only Michael Jordan [32.5 ppg] and Karl Malone [29.1 ppg]).
In 1986-87, he garnered the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award after averaging 24.9 ppg for the Seattle Supersonics.
During his 19 NBA seasons, he played six-plus years with Seattle and also spent time with Dallas, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver, Charlotte. His teams made 10 playoff appearances.
He ranks tied for eighth on the NBA’s all-time list for 3-pointers made (1,719) and tied for 25th in career 3-point shooting percentage (.403).
Ellis appeared in total of 1209 NBA games (589 started), averaging 15.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg in 28.8 minutes per contest.Follow @exnbadotcom
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