Ray Allen Reveals Who is the Greatest Shooter of All Time Over Warriors’ Steph Curry

Published 02/13/2021, 11:00 AM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry is arguably the greatest shooter the NBA has ever seen. His offensive prowess as a prolific shooter has changed the course of modern NBA, where three point shooting has become a big factor.

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Three weeks ago Steph passed legendary shooter and Hall of Famer Reggie Miller as the 2nd highest number of three-pointers made in NBA history, cementing his position as one of the best the game has ever seen.

He is only topped by 2-time NBA champion Ray Allen, who has made a staggering 2973 career threes. The 46-year-old recently had an interview with CBS. In the interview he revealed who according to him is the greatest shooter of all time.

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“Reggie [is the GOAT] because of the way he set the game up, the way he played the game. Obviously, I incorporated a lot of who he is into how I played.

“He was the standard-bearer. Without him, we don’t have a formula for moving forward. So that’s how I view it because it allowed me to do the things that I was capable of doing.” 

Miller and Allen share a great relationship off the court. Reggie even presented Ray Allen to the 2018 Hall of Fame.

Ray Allen explains how Steph Curry is different from other shooters

The 46-year-old in the same interview also explained what makes Steph Curry different from other shooters. He said, “I think it comes with categories when you talk about shooters. Steph is in a category of his own, the way he plays the game.”

Allen explained why Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson is more of a traditional shooter. “When I think about shooters, someone like Klay Thompson comes to mind.

“He’s more in the realm of how I shot, how Reggie [Miller] shot — coming off screens, moving without the ball.”

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics on March 4, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

He added, “Steph is more on the ball, the point guard shooter. So it’s a different approach to the game. He’s an extremely incredible ball-handler, so it’s a different mentality when you’re handling the ball and not coming off screens.”

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Steph has been one of the most influential shooters in the modern NBA. He somehow makes the most impossible threes on the court and given how efficient he is from the volume of threes he attempts, it is absolutely ridiculous.

In the 725 games he has played, he has already made 2626 threes in his career. That is around 3.6 threes made per game. That number is significantly higher than that of Reggie Miller and Ray Allen. Curry has taken the advantage of the changing game.

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This season he is attempting a staggering 11.6 threes per game and making 5 threes per game. Curry is on pace to overtake Ray Allen in a season or two, and will become the most prolific perimeter shooter in the NBA.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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