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Chronologically, Herman Sayger was the inventor. Depending on your perspective, the three-point line was developed/introduced several times in the course of basketball's history. The list of possible "inventors" are included below:

# Herman Sayger (1933)
# Howard Hobson (1945)
# Al Grenert (1950s)
# American Basketball League (1961)
# Eddie Rios Mellado (1962)
# ABA (1968)

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