Stephen Curry The Best 3 Point Shooters In The NBA
Warriors star guard has just become the all-time leader in 3-pointers made. He beat out Hall of Famer Ray Allen by knocking down the 2,974th of his career Tuesday night during a 105-96 win over the New York Knicks.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry is known for his long-range shooting skills. On Tuesday, he hit a record-breaking 3-pointer with only 7 minutes and 33 seconds left in the first quarter. The shot was off of a pass from Andrew Wiggins and it came on the right wing. Warriors quickly fouled and called a time out so that he could enjoy his moment as it happened.
“The buildup to getting this number, it was a special atmosphere. I knew the Garden would deliver just in terms of how iconic this place is — I can’t say it enough, I appreciate so much the way the fans embraced the moment with me and let me kind of get lost in it. I could feel it. Once I took the shot on the wing, it just felt good, looked good — it felt like we were at home.” – Stephen Curry
Curry was on top of the world, and it showed. Curry’s father, Dell, was in attendance to watch his son reach the NBA’s pinnacle. After becoming the first unanimous MVP in league history, Curry took the ball that he had been clutching in his arm and handed it to his father – who was sitting near the court.
The Golden State Warriors had just won at Madison Square Gardens, and Curry was feeling a lot of emotions. Reflecting on his journey from being an unheralded college star to becoming the best player in the league, he couldn’t stop the tears from coming, and we quickly became emotional too.
After a record-setting performance, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was honored by Miller and Allen and presented with a customized jersey with the number 2,974 on the back.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has opened up his statement with an apology to Curry for not being able to congratulate him in person. He did so during the game, but given the intensity of the game, he was unable to show much emotion. This season has been an incredible one, and Curry has captured the hearts of NBA fans everywhere.
Curry is on a roll! He has made a 3-pointer in 152 consecutive games, which is the second longest streak of all time behind his own stretch of 157 games. For perspective, that’s longer than 5 seasons without missing a three, and it hasn’t happened since the rule change to widen the arc before the 2016-2017 season. It’s great to see Curry being so consistent at what he does best!
Curry bumped his 3-point percentage to 45.6% after making five of 14 three-pointers in the win against Charlotte. This is a career high for Curry, which includes 2,978 total three-pointers made. He also had 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in the game. After the game, he spoke to the media about how much he appreciates his teammates’ help over the years.
The Golden State Warriors celebrated the fact that they were able to make Stephen Curry’s dream come true by winning his very own 3-point contest. Players and staff members wore his ‘SC30’ Curry T-shirts and hats, while Steph himself walked out to “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters.
After Curry broke Allen’s record, he was asked who the best shooter of all time is. Before answering, he said he hesitated to answer because there are so many great shooters out there. Now that it’s in the past, Curry had no doubt about his answer: “I got that baby!”