Curry surpassed Ray Allen in the all-time 3s list.
It’s no longer a goal for Steph Curry, he became the all-time three-pointer leader tonight after his incredible display against the Chicago Bulls. Destiny wanted the Warriors’ No. 30 to surpass this stat against Michael Jordan’s team and pass Ray Allen in the process, an MJ contemporary. Before last night’s game, Curry had 3,350 three-pointers below Ray Allen’s 3,358.
In previous conversations with the press, Steph always stated one of the biggest goals of his career was to surpass Allen in this specific stat. It was already clear that the Golden State Warriors’ leading man would probably obliterate Allen’s numbers, but doing it as he enters the second youth of his career was unthinkable.
When you simply look at the number, you might think Curry’s achievement is impressive but not min-boggling until you see the games it took him to get there. Allen got to this record by playing 1,471 games between the regular season and the playoffs. Get this. It took Steph only 886 games to surpass one of his childhood idols.
Things slightly change when you add post-season stats, where Allen still beats Curry 2,973-2,896. But at the pace he is going, those 78 3s he has left will come in no time in order to properly claim the throne as the greatest. But in everyone’s mind, Steph is already the greatest shooter to ever grace the NBA.
With this three, Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for the most three pointers made all-time (including playoffs) 💦 pic.twitter.com/SXMLCKcmfL
— ESPN (@espn) November 13, 2021