‘Glad the Three-Point Line Wasn’t Around for Him’: Stephen Curry Reacts to Nearing Wilt Chamberlain’s Warriors Record

Published 04/05/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is no stranger to breaking records. Despite the Warriors’ struggles this season, he is playing at his best. And now he is just a few games away from breaking a franchise record.

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The two-time MVP is currently second on the Warriors’ all-time scoring list, behind Wilt Chamberlain. He is currently just 129 points away from him and is likely to eclipse him in their next few games. During a recent interview, he expressed his emotions regarding this upcoming feat.

“That’s surreal, to be honest, I don’t know how many years he played here, but he’s got a lot of buckets,” Curry said. “That is a pretty significant milestone that God willing when it happens, I will appreciate that moment.”

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Later he joked about how he is lucky to be playing the current era. “I’m glad the three-point line wasn’t around for him. I would have had no time to break it. He would have probably figured that out too,” Curry said.

Stephen Curry: Golden State Warriors legend

The Warriors drafted Curry in 2009, and in a few seasons time, he became their most important player. Not only has he excelled as a scorer in his 11th full season with the Warriors, but also as a playmaker. He is already the #1 in all-time assists for the Warriors after overtaking Guy Rodgers last month. Curry also leads the chart for most threes made, attempted, and also the free throw percentage.

Then there are multiple franchise records that Curry can lead in within a few seasons. He is currently second in total games played with 757, 50 behind Chris Mullin who has 807. With 25417 minutes, he is third all-time. He stands fourth in field goals made with 6089. Curry is second behind Mullin in most steals with 1261.

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Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Curry can break all of these records within the next two-three years to further solidify his status as a Warriors legend. After three rings and two MVPs with the Warriors, he is arguably the greatest Warrior of all-time. His contribution to the franchise is second to none, and his dedication to the team despite their recent struggles is commendable.

There are multiple rumors linking him with a move away in the 2022 Free Agency, but knowing how loyal he is, it is very unlikely that Curry leaves his team.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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