Gunner is a term used to describe a basketball player who frequently shoots the ball, often with little hesitation or regard for their teammates.

Gunners are typically focused on scoring points themselves rather than passing to create shots for others. While they can put up impressive individual scoring numbers, gunners may take ill-advised shots that hurt their team’s offensive efficiency.

Some famous National Basketball Association players known for being gunners include Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Carmelo Anthony. These score-first stars were never shy about shooting the ball and could single-handedly take over games with their scoring ability.

However, their ‘gunner’ mentality also lead to criticism at times for not making their teammates better.