Stephen Curry has become the best 3-point shooter in history after surpassing Ray Allen in the scored triples record. The point guard for the Golden State Warriors keeps increasing his legend and is the main candidate to win the MVP.
Mythical player for the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat Ray Allen owned the triples record until Tuesday night with 2973 triples in 1299 NBA games. Now Stephen Curry has taken over, as he has scored 2997 triples in 788 games, which is 511 games less than Ray Allen.
That is to say, Curry has averaged 3.8 triples per game in order to break this record, as Ray Allen averaged 2.2 triples per game. This gives more credit to the Golden State Warriors’ leader, as he can now say that he is the best 3-point shooter of all times in the NBA.
The record came late:
The season both from Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors is being sensational. The point guard averages 26.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Furthermore, the Warriors are top of the table in the West with 23 wins and 5 defeats. This way, it seemed like the break of the scored triples could have come at any time. However, the Warriors’ point guard has not performed at his best in the last four games before facing the New York Knicks.
Curry himself has admitted his obsession with the definitive triple: “I have been thinking on this shot for a long time”. But he also praised the legends he has overcome: “They are history in basketball. It is very special. I grew up admiring these two legends (Allen and Miller) and they have helped me to understand what it means to shoot thanks to them and my father”.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: Twitter @NBA.
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