New York, NY – One for the story books, Stephen Curry has finally been crowned the best 3-point shooter of all time. Tonight, he broke the NBA all-time 3-point record by surpassing Ray Allen’s 2,974 for the title. There was no insurmountable obstacle that would’ve prevented Curry from reaching this fete’. Curry now holds a record that sits at 2,977 and this number will change making the record even more challenging than before.
The Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks 105-96 to make the night that much more special, no better place than to enter the history books than in Madison Square Garden, one of the toughest arenas to play in the NBA. Curry wasted no time in nailing his first shot behind the arc. His next shot brought the sellout crowd to its feet as the former Davidson point guard threw his arms in the air in victory.
A once fragile player who said his rookie year,” I have to shoot the ball more because of my height”. Is now the best shooter to ever play the game. A modest Curry hugged his teammates, coaching staff, and parents while he was presented the game ball for the night. But there were two before him that stood proud watching him break the record. Allen and Reggie Miller who set the record at 2,560 a few decades ago.
“At one point I didn’t think anyone would get close to over 2,900 but Stephen is going to shatter that record,” said Miller. “Go to Vegas. This is one NBA record that’s never, NEVER going to be touched.”
Breaking Curry’s record remains to be seen; the game of basketball has changed tremendously. A time when big men dominated the game has switched to guys shooting three-pointers throughout four quarters. Nonetheless, this night was about one man and one man only. Curry continued to revel in the moment and ended his press conference simply saying, “I got it that baby!”
Stephen Curry talks to the press.
Draymond Green talks to the press.
Head coach Steve Kerr talks to the press.
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