Stephen Curry has made his name on the NBA’s 3-pointer list.
Curry hit his 2,974th 3-point mark Tuesday night in the first round of the Golden State Warriors game against the New York Knicks, breaking the record set by Ray Allen.
Curry fired from the right with 7:33 left, waving towards the sky as he ran back down the field. The Warriors then fouled and quickly called timeout for the celebration to begin. Curry exchanged hugs with coach Steve Kerr, longtime teammate Draymond Green, family members and Allen, who was at the arena.
Curry is often considered the greatest shooter in the league, and the numbers backed him up. He’s owned two of the top three 3-point seasons – including the only season with 400 3-pointers – and currently has a career record that Allen has held since overtaking Reggie Miller in 2005. 2011.
The record came at Madison Square Garden, where Curry had one of the first highlights of his career on February 27, 2013, when he hit 11 3-pointers and scored 54 points. He went on to win two MVP awards and three championships while becoming one of the biggest, most beloved stars in the game.
“Steph appeals to everyone, not just die-hard fans looking at his 3 percent,” Kerr said before the game. “I think fans are drawn to him just because of his humility and his story and how hard he has to work, so from that point of view it transcends sport somewhat. .
“I just think it’s a great testament to someone who is gifted but has earned everything through work beyond the gifts he was given.”
None of Curry’s stars were guaranteed when he entered the tournament in 2009 as a 7th pick from Davidson, a far cry from one of the basketball powerhouses that typically produce players. Top.
But perhaps with an unprecedented combination of dribbling and precision shooting, he led a long-distance revolution that transformed the 3-pointer from a later thing into a weapon. He’s led the league with three goals six times and is well on his way to seventh for a resurgent Warriors team, once again the best in the league.