For anyone who says that Steph Curry isn’t one of the best shooters of all-time, there are stats now backing up those statements. While one could argue that he’s the best of this generation, last night against the Chicago Bulls, he proved that he’s one of the greatest ever.
During the third quarter and after this third 3-pointer of the night, Curry passed Jason Terry to become third on the NBA all-time 3-point field goals list with 2,283 in his career.
The Oracle Arena crowd gave him a standing ovation and cheered for his accomplishment after it happened as he took home the game ball.
Ahead of him on the list? Only Reggie Miller and Ray Allen.
After the game, he was asked about this milestone and what it means to him to see himself on a list with all-time great shooters:
“It’s just a special accomplishment. In terms of two guys that I know are trendsetters in stretching the imagination of the 3-point game. Doing it for many, many, many years, and people that I looked up to as a young kid playing the game. 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. 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.”
The Warriors ended up blowing out the Bulls when it was said and done.