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“Grateful” Alicia Keys Personally Stored Special Stephen Curry Moment on Her Phone: “Knew It Was Likely Going to Happen”

Published 05/19/2022, 12:34 AM EDT

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Popular singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is a well-known NBA fan. In a recent interview with the NBA, she talked about her fascination and love for the game of basketball.

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But the part that captured the attention of NBA fans was her description of witnessing a historic moment at Madison Square Garden. She was present when Steph Curry surpassed Ray Allen in total career 3-pointers made.

As a basketball fan from New York, it is no surprise that Keys would be present to witness the auspicious moment. The excitement she displays in describing the moment is truly something every NBA fan can relate to.


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Alicia Keys on witnessing Stephen Curry surpass Ray Allen

Keys vividly remembers the moment it all unfolded. She smiles broadly and yells in excitement, “I have it on my phone. First of all, I have it on my phone“.

Keys then says she feels grateful to be part of such a historic moment. The 41-year-old always loved going to games because it made her feel a part of the action. That’s why the moment was very special to her.


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I’m here, I’m not just watching it on TV. I’m here. I felt really grateful to be there that day.”

However, everything didn’t go picture-perfect for keys. She mistakenly thought Curry had three shots remaining to pass Ray Allen. But the number was actually two.

Therefore, she couldn’t record the exact moment of Curry draining his 2974th 3-pointer. But she recorded the frenzy following that.

Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen’s record

Steph Curry officially became the greatest shooter of all time by surpassing Ray Allen’s record of 2973 3s on December 14th, 2021. He had already surpassed Reggie Miller in January of the same year.


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Steph Curry is almost unanimously regarded as the greatest shooter of all time. His precision, volume, depth, control, and efficiency, in terms of shooting from the deep, are unparalleled.

Curry averages an incredible 42.8% career 3-point percentage. The 34-year-old has made 3117 three-pointers to date.


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It will be interesting to see how many three-pointers he ends up with before retirement. Currently, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are preparing to face the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals.

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Satagni Sikder


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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.
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Ajinkya Aswale