By Ollie Brockett
Madison Square Garden was the venue to yet another historic sporting occasion, as Stephen Curry broke the record for all-time NBA threes made by a single player with 2,986.
Undeterred by the looming pressure of the record, it was a night which saw a vintage Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors take a 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks last Tuesday.
Head coach Kerr, during a post-game interview, highlighted how the game’s box score on the night had reflected on Steph’s influence on basketball.
“There were 82 3-pointers taken tonight. So, on a night when he broke the record, the sum of both teams 3 points attempts, was kind of a testament to Steph’s impact on the league.
“Steph made it a different game.”
If there was any debate to whether he is the best shooter in NBA history, now there should be no doubt. It only took the former MVP and three-time NBA champion 789 games to accomplish the feat – 511 fewer games than it took former record holder Ray Allen.
Curry’s achievement is a manifestation of his professionalism and commitment to the game of basketball, where through repetitive ankle injuries and less than complimentary media, he has overcome and surmounted himself with the all-time greats of the sport.
Team-mate and close friend Draymond Green on the Draymond Green Show exemplified how influential Steph has been to basketball.
“Everyone in the NBA can hit a 3-point shot, and that is all because of Stephen Curry.”
Steph Curry is the greatest shooter we have ever seenDraymond Green
Green goes on to proclaim even if the record were to be broken, no one would ever surpass the skill and narrative he had set.
“The way he has changed the game… one thing I know for certain, Steph Curry is the greatest shooter we have ever seen and probably the greatest shooter we ever will see.”
Curry now only needs to knock down just 14 three pointers to reach 3000 for his career, which is a threshold no player in NBA history has reached.