2,974 and Counting: Steph Curry is the Greatest Shooter of All Time
In SummaryGolden State Warriors guard Steph Curry passed sharpshooter Ray Allen for the most 3-pointers made in NBA history.
“Chef Curry” is cooking. As a matter of fact, the chef is still in the kitchen after wining and dining fans watching history at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
At 7 minutes, 33 seconds left in the first quarter against the New York Knicks, Curry splashed a 28-footer from the right-wing off a pass from Andrew Wiggins.
The crowd erupted. The chef handed out his signature dish. The Warriors called timeout for Curry to bask in his new title: The greatest shooter in NBA history.
The two-time MVP and 3-time NBA champion has been reluctant to call himself the greatest long-distance shooter in the league’s 75-year history, but Curry knows he now stands alone on the mantle.
Curry passed Hall of Famer Ray Allen by knocking down the 2,974th of his career. Allen was in attendance for the record-breaking performance. Reggie Miller, who Allen passed to break his previous mark, was also at MSG to serenade to new crowned king.
“My respect for Reggie and Ray, guys who set the bar for what it meant to be a sharpshooter,” Curry said. “And have longevity, as well. And for me, I’ve tried to own that in my journey in terms of range, volume, efficiency. All those things go into it. So, I pride myself on shooting a high percentage. I pride myself on allowing that to help us win games. And now I can pride myself on the longevity of getting to that number that Ray set and hopefully pushing it to a number that nobody can reach. We’ll see what happens.”
Curry is the favorite to win his third regular-season MVP this season. His coach, Steve Kerr, said all you can do is marvel at Curry’s greatness.
“Steph in the locker room was vintage Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Joyful, grateful. He talked to the team about how much they mean to him. How much the game means to him, the process. He is who he is; that’s the beauty of Steph. He’s so authentic. He’s so genuine. I thought the night was perfect. It just pretty much encapsulated who he is, and his reaction to it was perfect.”
Steph stepped to the podium after the 105-96 victory with a grin as long as his record-breaking 3-pointer. He leaned back in his chair and tossed both arms in the air like a praise was coming on.
He can finally wear the crown as the most lethal and greatest shooter of all-time.
“I got that baby!” Curry yelled.