Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is now officially the best three-point shooter in NBA history. In a 105-96 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, Curry broke Hall of Famer Ray Allen’s career record of 2,973 made threes, and emerged on the top of NBA’s All-Time list.
Curry entered the game with 2,972 career three-pointers and needed just two to claim the record. He tied the record early in the game before making the record-breaking three with 7:33 left to play in the first period.
Curry didn’t stop there and went on to add to the record by making three more shots from the deep and getting his career total to 2,977. The 33-year-old All-Star finished the game with 22 points, three assists, and three rebounds.
What makes Curry’s record impressive is that he needed far fewer attempts and games to get there. Allen set his record throughout 1,300 games and needed 7,429 attempts. Cury, on the other hand, did it in 789 games and with 526 attempts less.
“It was a special moment, for sure, that I appreciate and I’ll remember for the rest of my life, in terms of what it means to me to pass Ray,” Curry said after the game. “Him and Reggie [Miller], guys I’ve looked up to coming into the game. Definitely special.”
Stephen Curry’s record will most likely stand for a long time, and there is a question if it will ever be broken considering that he is still far from over with his NBA career. The only other active players in the top 10 of the NBA All-Time list in made three-pointers are James Harden and Damien Lillard. Harden is fourth with 2,509 made threes, while Lillard has 2,119 at tenth.