Stephen Curry is already widely considered the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history, but now he owns the title.
On Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, Curry broke the all-time record for three-pointers made, officially surpassing Ray Allen’s mark of 2,973.
He changed the game. Period.
Congrats to Stephen Curry. Best 3-point shooter in NBA history.
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) December 15, 2021
Curry has drained 2,974 shots (and counting) from three-point range in his 789 career games. The man has revolutionized the game of basketball since entering the league, showing players and teams the value of dominating behind the arc.
Consider this; the Utah Jazz lead the NBA in three-point attempts per game this season at 42.6. The San Antonio Spurs are last in the NBA in that category with 29.o attempts per game from range. During the 2013-14 season, less than a decade ago, the Houston Rockets led the NBA in three-point attempts with 26.4 per game, and the Memphis Grizzlies were last at 13.9 shots per game. Just eight seasons later, the NBA’s last-place team in attempts is taking 29.0 per game, more than the league’s highest total during the 2013-14 season (26.4). Crazy stuff.
Anyway, congrats to Steph and his family. What a historic night!