In the Warriors-Knicks bout at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, history was made as Stephen Curry, three-time champion and two-time league MVP, broke retired Hall Of Fame shooting guard Ray Allen’s record for the most 3 point field goals made in the regular season of all time. Allen made a total of 2,973 career 3 point field goals in the regular season, and Curry now has 2,977. Curry hit number 2,974 in the first quarter, at the 7:33 mark.
After he made the shot, Curry ran over to his mom and hugged her. He was emotional and filled with tears. The star point guard had this to say about passing the all time record:
Once the game ended, Curry gifted Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguadola with personalized Rolexes as a celebration and a thank you to his teammates who’ve been with him through the thick and thin.
Andrew Wiggins, Curry’s teammate who assisted the historic three, had this to say: “To assist that basket… something I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life.”
Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, who were in attendance of the game, celebrated with and gave their praises to Steph Curry after the match. Curry also said that him and Allen talked to each other and Allen said “make it your own” in reference to the 3-point record. It’s safe to say the two legends have massive respect for each other!
Kevin Durant, Steph’s former teammate, congratulated Curry on his accomplishments: “2,974… More on the way, congrats to the god.”
Steph Curry even got a custom-made jersey after the game given to him, giving him the number 2,974 to acknowledge his great achievement.
In a post-game interview, Curry was asked who he thinks the greatest shooter is in history. Although he’s been reluctant to say himself for his entire career, he replied, “I got that, baby.” He also said “I never wanted to call myself the greatest shooter until I broke that record, and I’m comfortable with saying that now.”
Will anybody else ever break this record?