nba 3 point is 36ft. away from the basket
1979, the NBA first adopted it on October 12th. Chad Donahue made the NBA's first three point basket
23 feet 9 inches from the center of the goal from behind the arc.
The three point field goal was added to the NBA in the 1979-80 season.
The three point line was introduced into the NBA for the 1979-80 season.
In the NBA it's around 23 ft., in the NCAA it's around 20 ft.
To the three point line.
Three points is the most amount of points that can be given to one basket in the NBA. The shot must be shot from at least behind the three point line, unless it is a made shot that got fouled.
The NBA three point line was moved up 3 feet for the 2006-07 season to 19 feet 9 nine inches at the top of the key and 19 feet two inches on the sideline. The NBA three point was moved back three feet for the 2007-08 season to its orignal length. The NBA introduced the three point line in the 1979-80 season at a length of 23'9" from the top of the key to a length of 22 feet in the corners. In the 1994-95 season, the NBA changed things so the three point line was a uniform 22 feet from the basket. The distance was reverted to 23'9" in the 1997-98 season and has been there ever since. The 19'9" distance is the distance of the college basketball three point line, which will be changed to 20'9" for the 2008-09 season. The NBA three point line has never been set at 19'9".
The back of the three point line is: 19 feet 9 inches for lower grades and women's basket ball. The back of the men's college 3 point line is 20 feet 9 inches from the center of the goal and the back of the men's NBA 3 point line is 23 feet 9 inches from the center of the goal.
23 feet 9 inches from the center of the basket, measured horizontally to the back of the 3 point arc.