NEW YORK — Stephen Curry is the brand new 3-point king of the NBA.
The Golden State Warriors star guard grew to become the all-time chief in 3-pointers Tuesday night time in opposition to the Knicks, passing Corridor of Famer Ray Allen by pulling down the two,974th 3-pointer of his profession.
The record-breaking shot got here with 7 minutes, 33 seconds left within the first quarter as Curry knocked down a 28-foot shot from the fitting wing off a go from Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors rapidly fouled and known as a outing in order that Curry may benefit from the second.
Curry obtained an enormous hug from teammate Draymond Green as gamers streamed to the ground to congratulate him. He took the ball that he was clutching in his arm and handed it to his father, Dell, on the ground because the Madison Sq. Backyard crowd gave him a rousing standing ovation. Curry went again towards middle court docket a couple of moments later to get a hug and congratulations from Allen.
STEPH CURRY MAKES HISTORY!
He now holds the report for many three-pointers made all time with 2,974 and counting 💦
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 15, 2021
NBA commissioner Adam Silver congratulated Curry in an announcement launched throughout Tuesday night time’s recreation.
“It was thrilling to see Steph break the NBA’s all-time report for three-pointers,” Silver stated in his assertion. “He has revolutionized the best way the sport is performed and continues to go away followers in awe along with his superb artistry and extraordinary taking pictures potential. We congratulate him on this historic achievement.”
Curry has tried to deflect discuss of the approaching report over the previous couple of weeks, acknowledging how a lot the mark means to him. These near him say they perceive and take satisfaction within the greatness he has achieved.
“I am unable to clarify it,” Dell Curry lately instructed ESPN. “And I performed with and in opposition to Ray, performed in opposition to Reggie [Miller], I understand how nice shooters these guys have been, however to know my son’s going to go away the sport being the very best — he already is the very best shooter ever to play, and have that report, it is unbelievable.”
Each Allen and Miller, who have been broadcasting the sport for Turner Sports activities, attended Curry’s record-breaking efficiency Tuesday night time. The trio shared a couple of phrases and a gaggle hug earlier than the sport, having fun with the thrill surrounding the inevitable historic second.
“I believe individuals have in contrast him to myself and to Reggie and to different previous shooters, nice shooters within the NBA, however he actually operates considerably in a lane of his personal,” Allen lately stated throughout a convention name with Warriors beat reporters.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated earlier this season that Curry is essentially the most “joyful” participant he has ever been round. Whereas Curry’s expertise has helped carry the Warriors to a few NBA championships, it is his presence and management behind the scenes that teammates and coaches respect as a lot as anything he does.
“What he is completed has simply utterly redefined what’s shot,” Kerr stated. “Redefined the purpose guard place, when it comes to what’s anticipated. You may see a complete technology of younger gamers who’re enjoying the sport the best way Steph does, with taking pictures vary and deal with, all types of ability and pleasure. It is superb how a lot he is impacted the sport each strategically and artistically.”
Curry, 33, is an early favourite to win his third profession MVP award this season. He has made a 3-pointer in 152 consecutive video games, a streak that began on Dec. 1, 2018. That streak is second solely to his stretch of 157 video games with a minimum of one 3-pointer from Nov., 13, 2014 to Nov. 3, 2016.
Each Curry and Kerr stated after Monday’s 102-100 win over the Indiana Pacers that there could be a way of “aid” when Curry finally broke Allen’s report, however as a lot as Curry has tried to benefit from the second, he knew the load of the report would finally trigger him to get emotional about his newest profession achievement.
“I will discuss it when it occurs,” Curry stated final week, when requested what it might imply. “You are going to make me cry up right here, bro.”