Inventor Of Basketball's Jump Shot Gets A Shot At Hall Of Fame05:57
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This photo of Kenny Sailors' jump shot (and one very confused defender) landed in Life magazine in January of 1946. (Kenny Sailors Collection/American Heritage Center/University of Wyoming)
This photo of Kenny Sailors' jump shot (and one very confused defender) landed in Life magazine in January of 1946. (Kenny Sailors Collection/American Heritage Center/University of Wyoming)
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The slam dunk may be flashy and get the highlights, but Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have taught us that three pointers win games. And to sink a three pointer, you have to know how to jump.

The man credited with inventing the modern-day jump shot has a chance to be recognized on Monday when the 2016 inductees to Basketball's Hall of Fame are announced. Karen Given from NPR and WBUR's Only A Game has Kenny Sailors' story.

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This segment aired on April 1, 2016.

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