Wardell Stephen Steph Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Golden State Warriors. Curry is widely regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time, as well as the greatest shooter in NBA history, and is credited with revolutionizing basketball by inspiring teams and players to use the three-point shot on a regular basis. Did you know Stephen Curry broke the All-time three-point record?
Stephen Curry passed Ray Allen to become the NBA’s all-time leader in career 3-pointers during the Golden State Warriors’ 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The Greatest Shooter of All-Time
Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors has officially established himself as the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history.
Curry broke Ray Allen’s career 3-pointer record with his 2,974th make during the Warriors’ game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Curry came into the game needing two 3-pointers to break the record after making six in the Warriors’ win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Chase Center. Three in the Warriors’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center, and five in the Warriors’ win over the Indiana Pacers.
While Allen had 1,300 NBA games to accumulate his 3-point total, Curry only needed 789 games to break the record. Curry, who is only 33 years old, will set a new standard for 3-point shooting and make the new record virtually unattainable when his career ends.
Allen’s record stood for nearly 11 years after breaking Reggie Miller’s 2,560 mark on February 10, 2011. Never say never, but there’s a good chance no one will ever beat Curry’s record. Is Curry the greatest shooter ever?
I’m comfortable with saying that now, I got that, baby.Stephen Curry
(Source: USA Today)
How Did Stephen Curry Reach 400 Three-Points in a Season?
Stephen Curry’s shooting prowess continues to soar to new heights. During the Golden State Warriors’ season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies, the guard became the first player in NBA history to hit 400 three-pointers in a single season.
The 28-year-old hit six three-pointers in the first quarter against Memphis before adding four more in the second to surpass the milestone. Overall, he shot 10-of-19 from three against the Grizzlies for 402. In the season finale, only five of his field-goal attempts were twos.
Curry set the record for three-pointers made in a single season in 2016 with 286. He blew past that number earlier this season and has established an almost impossible-to-beat record. No other player in history has come close to matching what the reigning 2016 MVP has accomplished in season 2017.
Curry set a record this season by averaging five three-pointers per game on 45 percent shooting. Meanwhile, the Warriors set a new record with 73 victories. The team’s 125-104 win over Memphis pushed it past the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from 1995-96. (Source: SB Nation)