Stephen Curry is regarded by many as one of the best basketball players of all time and this fact has been further proved ever since the Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets game.
Despite Denver ultimately taking home the win with the final score being 89-86 in favor of the Nuggets, the 33-year-old Warriors player obtained his 3,000th career 3-pointer. After becoming the first player in NBA history to reach this milestone, Curry closed out the game by shooting 5-for-14 on 3-pointers, the total number of career shots now being 3,004.
“I knew it,” the basketball player told NBA Sports Bay Area following the game. He added, “I wasn’t trying to think about it. And it was more so the way the game was going…it was cool to reach that milestone. It’s a pretty awesome accomplishment in terms of something that hadn’t been done in NBA history.”
This milestone comes just two weeks after he broke Ray Allen’s all-time record for 2,974th career 3-pointers. Playing against the Knicks, the Warriors won the game in a 105-96 match, all while the legend surpassed an incredible career goal. Considering the memorability of the game, many fans gave Curry a standing ovation at the Madison Square Garden arena where the game was taking place.
Stephen Curry discusses being the only player in NBA player to hold 3,000 3-pointer record
Although Allen’s record stood for 11 years, Curry is beginning to pave records that no one has ever seen before. In fact, he even joked that every 3-pointer he shoots will now contribute to an NBA record.
“It’s kind of a weird thought to think that for the rest of my career, for the most part I’m pretty sure, every 3-pointer I make will be a new record,” he said. “I’m just going to enjoy it. I don’t know what’s next, something like 3,333? Got to start coming up with stuff. See y’all next year for that one, probably.”
In addition, Curry relayed that he has no plans to limit himself to a 3-pointer goal he wants to hit by the time his career is over. “Nah, the same thing when I hit 400 in a season,” he responded when asked if he had a number in mind. He went on to explain, “You don’t really put limits on what can happen. Just hoop and enjoy yourself and see what happens when it’s all said and done.”
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