Why Do We Say Three-Pointers Come From "Downtown?"Tom Ley6/25/13 5:14pmFiled to: three-pointersslatehang up and listenbabasketballnews22EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink If you've ever watched a basketball game, you've heard a play-by-play announcer exclaim something along the lines of, "From way downtown!" after a made three-pointer. But when did this become the go-to turn of phrase for describing three-point shots? On this week's excerpt of Slate's Hang up and Listen podcast, Josh Levin attempts to answer that very question. You can listen to the full podcast here or subscribe on iTunes.