HISTORIC WITNESS: Former Number 1 Pick Who Played in Two Iconic Games where Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant Broke All Time Records

Published 12/16/2021, 2:30 PM EST
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) shares words with Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (24) at the end of the game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles defeated Golden State 118-115 in overtime. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)


Many regard Kobe Bryant as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He achieved several massive feats during his career. However, the most iconic one would be passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. Another player who recently broke an all-time record is Stephen Curry.

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Warriors star Stephen Curry recently broke the all-time record for three-pointers in the NBA. He passed Ray Allen, who scored 2973 3-pointers in 1,300 games in his career. Curry now stands tall on the all-time 3-point record with 2,977 from beyond the arc.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a free throw in the second quarter of the game on December 14, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Curry and Kobe Bryant are surely among the NBA greats and they have another quality in common: loyalty. Kobe spent his entire career with the Lakers and retired with the same team. Curry, on the other side, has been with the Warriors since 2009. Moreover, there has been a player, who was present on the court on both occasions when Kobe passed Jordan on the all-time list and when Curry became the all-time 3-point leader.

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Andrew Wiggins was present when both Bryant and Curry broke records.

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins was present on the court when Kobe Bryant overcame Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. Wiggins used to play for Minnesota Timberwolves at that time.

Moreover, he was also present on the court when Stephen Curry became the all-time leader for 3-pointers in the NBA. Another insane fact is that both of these events happened on the same day, 7 years apart.

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Andrew Wiggins was selected 1st overall in the 2014 NBA draft by Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he was a part of the three-team trade and was traded to Minnesota Timberwolves. Wiggins also became the Rookie of the Year. He was present on the court when the Lakers played Minnesota and Kobe passed Jordan on the all-time list.

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Wiggins was traded to Golden State Warriors in early 2020 and he has been with the Warriors since then. Wiggins started for the Warriors in their latest game against New York Knicks and scored 18 points. However, he also witnessed Stephen Curry break the all-time three-point record during the game.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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