Buddy Hield is officially probably the fastest shot of all time.
The Indiana Pacers started Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a lightning 3-pointer. Hield smoothly caught Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen’s chip on the Cleveland side of the court before turning and firing.
Overall, it took about 3 seconds from tipoff to field goal.
Around Blogger Justin RussoHield’s shot, marked the first time in recorded NBA history that a player made a 3-pointer in the first three seconds of a game.
That little slice of NBA history is a plus for what has been a solid season for Hield. The sniper is currently averaging 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, and he has a 41.9% shooting percentage from his 3-point range.
Hield joined the Pacers last season as part of Domantas Sabonis’ blockbuster and has remained at the center of many NBA trade rumors, particularly as a target for the ailing Los Angeles Lakers. Hield will cap this season with his hits of $21.2 million and next season he will be priced at $19.3 million. An easy sell for just about any contender in a league with 3-point shooting and King spacing. .