Warriors Star Steph Curry overtook Ray Allen to become the all-time three-point leader in NBA history. When Ray Allen retired, he did so after making a remarkable 2,973 three-pointers in 1,300 games which was a record that seemed almost insurmountable at the time. 

Last night, the Golden State Warriors took on the Knicks inside the MSG with Curry looking to make history and he didn’t disappoint. Steph made two three-pointers in the first quarter to break Allen’s record to go along with three more in the Warriors’ 105-96 victory. 

Steph Curry’s three-point count now stands at 2977 in 789 games. 

“The bar that was set by Ray and the fact that I could get there in the number of games that I did, and shoot the percentage that I did, that’s something I’m really proud of,” Curry said at a postgame news conference.

“I never wanted to call myself the greatest shooter until I got this record, so I’m comfortable saying that now”

Steph Curry

The Early Years 

Steph Curry was selected with the seventh overall pick by the Warriors in 2009. A year after Ray Allen had just helped the Boston Celtics to a championship. In his rookie year, Curry averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists including 1.90 steals while shooting 43.7% from beyond the arc. He developed a strong relationship with teammate Klay Thompson, earning the pair the nickname, the “Splash Brothers.”

The appointment of Coach Steve Kerr in 2014 transformed Steph Curry and the Warriors. The tactical changes and improvements really catapulted the Warriors team. They became contenders and Curry became a true star. He was voted season MVP in 2015 as the Warriors went on to claim their first title in 40 years. 

In 2016, He became the seventh player in NBA history to join the 50-40-90 club. Reserved for players who average over 50% from the field, 40% from threes and 90% from the foul line. His performances in 2016 earned him a second consecutive MVP title which was the first unanimous vote in history. 

The New Era 

Steph is 33 now but is showing no real signs of slowing down. He is currently the frontrunner in this season’s MVP race along with former teammate Kevin Durant. His contributions this season have helped the Warriors perform above expectations holding the league’s best record after 25 games.

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