|Full name||Jason Alan Kapono|
|birthday||4th February 1981 (age 39)|
|place of birth||Long Beach , California , USA|
|position||Small Forward / Shooting Guard|
|NBA draft||2003, 31st Pick, Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Clubs as active|
|2003–2004 Cleveland Cavaliers 2004–2005 Charlotte Bobcats 2005–2007 Miami Heat 2007–2009 Toronto Raptors 2009–2011 Philadelphia 76ers 2011–2012 Los Angeles Lakers 2012–2013 Panathinaikos Athens
Jason Alan Kapono (born February 4, 1981 in Long Beach , California ) is a retired American basketball player who spent most of his professional career in the NBA . He was best known for his strong throw from distance ; in 509 games in the league, Kapono had an average three-way quota of 43.4%.
After Kapono played for the University of California between 1999 and 2003 , he was selected in the 2003 NBA Draft in 31st place by the Cleveland Cavaliers . After his debut season with the Cavs, he was signed by the then expansion team Charlotte Bobcats . After only one season with the Bobcats, he moved to the Miami Heat , with whom he won the 2006 NBA championship.
Kapono also won the three-point shootout at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game . In the last round he hit a sensational 20 of 25 throws and set a new record for the final round with 25 points. He thus neutralized the record set by Craig Hodges 22 years ago . In addition, he had in the NBA season 2007/08 with 48.3% again the best throw rate of the three-point line.
The Lakers transferred Kapono to the Cleveland Cavaliers in March 2012 . However, these dissolved the contract with him.
In November 2012 he moved to Panathinaikos Athens , but left the club only a few months later in March 2013. The reason for this was his short period of service. On May 28, 2014, he announced the end of his career as a professional basketball player.
- All- Pac 10 1st Team: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout Winner : 2007, 2008
- Jason Kapono Stats. Retrieved May 2, 2020 .
- paobc.gr: Without Kapono , accessed January 8, 2015
- sportando.com: Jason Kapono retires at 33 , accessed July 26, 2014
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kapono, Jason Alan (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th February 1981|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Long Beach (California)|