Even for a man who breaks shooting records in his sleep, it was a huge moment when Steph Curry moved into third all-time in three-pointers made.
Curry nailed five triples during Golden State’s 146-109 demolition of Chicago on Friday, moving past Jason Terry (2,282) on the all-time list.
That leaves only Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) ahead of him, and Curry has planned a unique way to celebrate his accomplishment.
“I did [keep the game ball],” Curry said, per Sporting News’ Tom Webber. “I’m gonna try to send it to Reggie and Ray to get them to sign it for me.
“It’s just a special accomplishment, in terms of two guys that I know are trendsetters in stretching the imagination of the three-point game, doing it for many, many, many years, and people that I looked up to as a young kid playing the game.”
Steph Curry scored 28 PTS in 27 MINS and passed Jason Terry for 3rd on the all-time 3PM list.
1: Ray Allen 2973, 1300
2: Reggie Miller 2560, 1389
3: Steph 2285, 656
4: Terry 2282, 1410
5: Korver 2280, 1141
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 12, 2019
“Obviously with my dad [Dell Curry] sparked a love of shooting the basketball – to look up on the list and obviously I want to catch them and put together many more years at this pace, but just knowing those two guys are right in front of me, it’s a special moment, for sure.
“Because I respect the game, I respect what guys have done before, and those two guys – those are guys I looked up to.”
Curry is averaging 292 threes per season since his break-out year in 2012-13.
That means he’s on pace to pass Miller around this time next year and Allen towards the end of the 2020-21 season or at the start of 2021-22.
It’s only a matter of time.
And with Curry being just 30-years-old, he’ll push well beyond his heroes to set a record of his own, one which might never be broken.
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