Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry beats Ray Allen to become NBA’s all-time 3-point king

NEWYORK — Stephen the curry is the new 3-point king of the NBA.

The Golden Empire Warriors the star guardian became the all-time lead of 3 pointers on Tuesday night against Knicks, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Allen by knocking down the 2,974th career pointer.

The record-setting shot came with 7 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the first half as Curry knocked a 28-foot long shot from the right after a pass from Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors quickly fouled and paused to let Curry enjoy the moment.

Curry received a big hug from his teammates Draymond Green when the player comes to the floor to congratulate him. He took the ball he was clutching in his hand and handed it to his father, Dell, on the floor as the Madison Square Garden crowd gave him a warm round of applause. Curry returned to center court moments later to receive a hug and congratulations from Allen.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver congratulated Curry in a statement released during Tuesday night’s game.

Silver said in his statement: “It was emotional to watch Steph break the NBA’s all-time record of three pointers. “He has revolutionized the way the game is played and continues to amaze fans with his amazing artistry and phenomenal shooting ability. We congratulate him. on this historic achievement.”

Curry has been trying to deflect talk about the impending record over the past few weeks, acknowledging how much the mark means to him. Those close to him say they understand and are proud of the greatness he has achieved.

“I can’t explain it,” Dell Curry recently told ESPN. “And I fought and fought Ray, fought Reggie [Miller], I know how awesome those shooters are, but to know that my son will leave the game is the best – he’s already the best shooter ever played and hit that record, really believable. “

Both Allen and Miller, who are broadcasting the game for Turner Sports, attended Curry’s record-breaking performance on Tuesday night. The trio shared a few words and hugged each other before the match, enjoying the excitement surrounding the inevitable historic moment.

“I think people have compared him to myself, to Reggie and to other ADCs in the past who were great shooters in the NBA, but he really operates somewhat in a lane of his own. himself,” Allen recently said in a meeting with reporters Warriors beat reporters.

Earlier this season, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry was the most “fun” player he had ever been with. While Curry’s talent has helped the Warriors win three NBA championships, his presence and leadership behind the scenes that teammates and coaches respect as much as anything he does. do.

“What he did just completely redefine what a good shot is,” says Kerr. “Redefined point guard position, in terms of what to expect. You can see a whole generation of young players playing the game the Steph way, with firing ranges and grips, all sorts of skills. and fun. It’s amazing how he impacted the game both strategically and artistically.”

Curry, 33, is an early favorite to win his third MVP award of his career this season. He’s scored 3-pointers in 152 consecutive games, a record that began on December 1, 2018. That record is second only to a 157-game period with at least a 3-pointer from November 13. 2014 to November . March 2016.

Both Curry and Kerr spoke after last Monday’s 102-100 win Indiana Pacers that there would be a sense of “relief” when Curry finally broke Allen’s record, but Curry tried to enjoy the moment, knowing the weight of the final record would make him emotional about the achievement. latest achievement in his career.

“I’ll talk about it when it happens,” Curry said last week, when asked what it meant. “I’ll make you cry here, man.” Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry beats Ray Allen to become NBA’s all-time 3-point king

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