‘Always Looked Up to You’: Warriors’ Steph Curry Hails NBA Legends After Reaching Historic Milestone

Published 12/29/2020, 5:30 AM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee (1) celebrates his game winning shot against the Chicago Bulls with guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry continues to break records in the NBA. Just recently, he became the third all-time player to reach 2500 three-pointers made in the league. The only players ahead of him are Hall of Famers Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. Given Curry’s prowess for shooting three-pointers, he could possibly be number one on the list very soon.

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Steph Curry admires Ray Allen and Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller took to Twitter to congratulate Steph Curry on reaching this coveted record. He jokingly suggested that he would surpass himself and Ray Allen very soon for three-pointers made. Steph Curry responded by thanking him and telling Miller how much he admired him and Ray Allen.

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Steph Curry reached the accomplishment during his game with the Chicago Bulls. After two difficult games against the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, he looked like his old self against the Bulls. For Curry, he faces a unique challenge this season, without his partner-in-crime Klay Thompson.

Steph Curry is all alone for the first time in a long time. He has no All-Star teammates, now that Klay is out for the season and Kevin Durant plays for Brooklyn. However, he has new players around him who can help, like Kelly Oubre Jr. and rookie James Wiseman.

Curry on the path to set more records

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December 12, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry must prove that he can lead a team without having help around him. The one doubt on Steph Curry during his career is that he always had great players around him and wasn’t the leading force behind his team’s success.

While Curry won two consecutive MVP titles, he had an excellent team around him, including a Warriors team that went 73-9 in 2016, the best record in the history of the NBA. Curry was important to the team, but no one believes that he could have led them to their success on his own.

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Curry needs to play some of his basketball this season if the Warriors stand a chance to make the playoffs from the Western Conference this year. Unlike previous seasons, the Warriors are not the stand-out favorites in the West, with teams like the Lakers, Clippers, and Mavericks all easily ahead of them. But if anyone can do it, Steph Curry can.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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