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# In the beginning of basketball in the NBA how far was the 3 point line?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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The NBA didn't actually adopt the 3 point field goal until the 79-80 season. It was 23 feet, 9 inches, which is what it is currently after changing for 3 seasons back in the 90s.

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