‘Work is Not Done’: Reggie Miller Issues Critical Message to Steph Curry as Warriors Guard Creates Landmark

Published 01/24/2021, 10:08 AM EST
Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball down the court against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry made an elegant catch-and-shoot three-pointer that took him past Hall of Famer Reggie Miller on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers list. As Curry was celebrating his achievement post-game, Miller crashed the virtual party and rendered his compliments to the Warriors’ superstar. 

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Steph Curry is an athlete who can break records one after the other. He did just that when the Golden State Warriors took on the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Curry is now the second on the all-time three’s made list, and there’s just one man ahead of him. 

Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) returns to defense after a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

What Reggie Miller told Steph Curry in the post-game press conference

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Would Reggie Miller be fuming that Steph Curry surpassed him on an elite list? Not at all! In fact, the Indiana Pacers legend crashed Steph’s post-game presser to validate just how good the point guard has been over the years. 

“Oh! What up Reg,” Curry exclaimed as Miller joined via Zoom. The five-time All-Star’s son accompanied him for the call, and the little one expressed how awe-struck he gets when watching Curry play! 

“Congratulations. This is an unbelievable achievement. But the work is not done. I know you are chasing Ray, but you are an inspiration to so many little ones, like mine,” Miller told Curry. 

Furthermore, Reggie Miller pointed out the excellent work ethic of Steph Curry, which has allowed him to attain such greatness. 

“I’m just so proud of all the work because I know what goes into that. I know the countless hours when it’s easy to go hang with your boys, hit the clubs, sleep, do other things, but you’re in the lab getting your work done,” Miller added. 

Curry reciprocated the love that he received

Reggie Miller is extremely happy that Curry is now just one spot behind on becoming the leader on the all-time three-pointers list. “There are sacrifices that come with that and the blend that you have with your family and basketball and Dub Nation. The Millers are very proud of you,” Miller expressed. 

The Hall of Famer’s comments was indeed overwhelming for Curry, who took inspiration from him growing up. Miller reached the landmark of 2560 three-pointers in 1,388 regular-season games, while it took Curry just 715 games to overtake the former Pacers guard.

“To try and live out that competitive juice, the work that goes in, the appreciation of every game I get to play, to shoot the ball at this level, to follow in your footsteps in that regard means a lot,” Curry said. “So I appreciate the support you and Ray, to have two guys reach back and encourage me like you all have means a lot. So I’ll pass that torch on as well.”

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Now that Steph Curry is second on the all-time list, his next target is now Ray Allen. The two-time NBA champion made 2973 three-pointers in his career, but the Warriors star will undoubtedly reach the top and beat Allen before he retires! 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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