The folks at ESPN made a graphic today describing the incredible pace Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen has set shooting three-pointers as a rookie. Markkanen has hit 100 long shots in just 41 games, a new NBA record. There’s only one problem with the list ESPN compiled, pictured just below: it omitted the current record-holder, Portland Trail Blazers all-star guard and former Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard.
Lauri Markkanen made 100 3-pointers faster than the best shooters in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/ZjQlyZslOG— ESPN (@espn) January 16, 2018
Lillard took 44 games to hit 100 threes, faster than Stephen Curry, Ray Allen, or any of the players listed. The social media team at NBCSports Northwest soon took them to task.
Lillard himself replied in understated fashion.