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Inside Stephen Curry’s 3-point record: The highlights, stats and quotes that define his remarkable journey

We’ve already recognized it for fairly a while now, however after passing Ray Allen to turn out to be the NBA’s all-time 3-point chief, there isn’t a extra denying this one easy reality: Stephen Curry is the best shooter in NBA historical past.

And with all due respect to the all-time 3-point leaders earlier than him, none of them might shoot it within the number of methods that Curry does.

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Off the dribble, coming off of a display or in transition, contested or uncontested, from the 3-point line or from the halfcourt brand, Curry’s unparalleled mix of talent and swagger results in a gentle barrage of photographs not like we have ever seen. 

The outcome? An extremely unlikely journey that appears much more far-fetched when contemplating how it began.

From a three-star highschool recruit with zero high-major affords to a mid-major star who labored relentlessly to turn out to be an NBA prospect, Curry nonetheless had a protracted line of doubters who did not imagine he might succeed on the NBA stage.

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He was handed on six occasions earlier than being chosen No. 7 total within the 2009 NBA Draft, two of which had been gamers at his similar place. He was mentioned to be too small or that his recreation would not translate to the NBA, a pair of projections that ended up being undoubtedly false.

Turns out, he did not want his recreation to translate to the NBA stage as a result of it could change the best way basketball is performed perpetually.

In a league lengthy dominated by bigs and athletic wings, Curry’s slight stature and larger-than-life 3-point taking pictures modified every thing. From driveways to gyms, places of work to battle rooms, Inside the NBA to #NBATwitter, Curry not solely modified how we predict and discuss basketball, however he ushered your complete league into the fast-paced, perimeter-oriented, positionless recreation we see at present.

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We acquired a style of who he would turn out to be when he dropped 54 factors at Madison Square Garden in 2013, making all New York followers really feel each little bit of regret towards their franchise for passing on the baby-faced murderer. 

We realized “it will truly work” once we noticed him hit a record-setting 286 3s en path to incomes his first MVP and NBA title in 2015.

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And we realized the remainder of the league was in massive bother when he turned the first-ever unanimous MVP, main the Warriors to the most effective document in NBA historical past (73-9) in 2016.

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It was throughout that season when Curry began being deemed as the best shooter the sport has ever seen, knocking down 402 3s to turn out to be the primary participant to ever hit 300 or 400 3s in a single season.

As talked about above, there have been different all-time 3-point kings, however there has by no means been anybody like Curry, a reality acknowledged by the very shooters he is handed alongside the best way who “bend the knee” to Curry’s reign because the 3-point taking pictures king.

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With 2,974 3-pointers (and counting), Curry is now not chasing historical past — he is making historical past.

Of course, Curry isn’t any stranger to re-writing the document books.

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And his checklist of information would not cease there, both. Curry additionally holds all of those under, the vast majority of which can additionally by no means be damaged:

  • Most 3-pointers per recreation in NBA historical past: 3.8
  • Most 3-pointers made in NBA Playoffs historical past: 470
  • Most 3-pointers made in a single NBA Playoffs: 98, 2015 (tied with Klay Thompson, 2016)
  • Most 3-pointers made in NBA Finals historical past: 121
  • Most 3-pointers made in a single NBA Finals recreation: 9 (Game 2, 2018)
  • Most video games with 50 factors and 10+ 3s in NBA historical past: 7
  • Most seasons with 200+ 3s in NBA historical past: 8
  • Most 3-pointers made in a calendar month in NBA historical past: 96 (April 2021)
  • Most 3-pointers made in a calendar yr in NBA historical past: 440 (2021)
  • Fewest video games performed to achieve 2,000 made 3s: 597
  • Highest scoring common in NBA historical past by a participant who shot 50-40-90 in a single season: 30.1

Remarkable.

Unfathomable.

Undeniable.

Congrats to the newly minted 3-point king.

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