Stephen Curry: “I Never Wanted to Call Myself the Greatest Shooter Until I Got This Record. Now, I Feel Comfortable Saying That.”

Published 12/15/2021, 12:09 AM EST


Stephen Curry has finally broken the all-time record of Ray Allen and now owns the three-point record. The Warriors guard achieved the feat at the Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. Apart from breaking the record, Curry also played an important role in winning the game for the Warriors, as they comfortably registered their 23rd win of the season.

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Several current and former NBA stars have showered praise at the ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ for achieving the massive feat. Shaquille O’Neal is among the latest stars to congratulate Curry for breaking the record. During ‘NBA on TNT’, O’Neal went on to admit that Curry has changed the game. Indeed, the game has changed since the 2009 draft.

Apr 21, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball over Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) in the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Curry now owns the all-time record with 2,977 threes. Fans are now calling him the greatest shooter in NBA history and we can’t stop being excited about that. Curry understands the sentiment, and he himself is now comfortable with that name.

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Stephen Curry ‘comfortable’ in calling himself the greatest shooter now

Curry led the scoring charts for the Warriors in their win against the Knicks at the MSG. After the game, he admitted that he didn’t want to call himself the ‘greatest shooter’ until he bagged the all-time record.

“I never wanted to call myself the greatest shooter until I got this record. Now, I feel comfortable saying that,” Curry said after the game.

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That is indeed a dignified gesture coming from Curry as he wanted to be respectful to Ray Allen, who formerly held the all-time record. Curry is definitely among the most respected players in the NBA, as he has always tried to be humble both on and off the court. Despite winning back-to-back MVP awards, Curry has been respectful and has become an example for others to follow.

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Curry is 33 and still has 3-4 top seasons with him. He is averaging 5.4 threes per game, which is the best of his career. He might create a big gap between him and Ray Allen before retiring. What will be the all-time three-point record set by Curry by the end of his career? Let us know in the comment section below.

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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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