Cornering the market

The NBA's top teams have realized that the corner 3 is a winning shot

Originally Published: April 17, 2009
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

Are you one of those who like to wail that the midrange shot is a lost art in the NBA? Is it your way of suggesting that sound basketball has given way to an infatuation with dunks and 3-pointers?

If so, this could be a painful NBA postseason for you to watch. Because you're going to see some of the league's most fundamental, execution-driven teams -- starting with the Spurs, Cavs, Celtics and Magic -- running offenses intended to create one of three shots:

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer