Jason Kapono

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Basketball player
Jason Kapono
Jason Kapono with Miami.jpg
Player information
Full name Jason Alan Kapono
birthday 4th February 1981 (age 39)
place of birth Long Beach , California , USA
size 203 cm
Weight 96 kg
position Small Forward / Shooting Guard
college UCLA
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 AthensUnited StatesUnited States
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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.

As part of the NBA All-Star Game 2007 , he won the three-point shootout . In addition, he had at the end of the 2006/07 NBA season with 51.4%, the best hit rate beyond the three-point line .

In the summer of 2007, Kapono became a free agent . On July 11, 2007, he signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors .

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.

On June 9, 2009, Kapono was given to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Reggie Evans . After his contract with the Sixers ended, Kapono was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers .

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.



Web links

Commons : Jason Kapono  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Jason Kapono Stats. Retrieved May 2, 2020 .
  2. paobc.gr: Without Kapono , accessed January 8, 2015
  3. sportando.com: Jason Kapono retires at 33 , accessed July 26, 2014