WATCH: Stephen Curry Embraces Ray Allen After Finally Breaking His Three-Point Record

Published 12/14/2021, 7:55 PM EST
Oct 15, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates his three-point buzzer beater against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The Golden State Warriors arrived at Madison Square Garden tonight to face the New York Knicks. While a win is the priority for the team, fans in the building had just one thing in mind. Witnessing Stephen Curry create history.

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Entering tonight’s game, Chef Curry needed one three-pointer to tie Ray Allen’s all-time threes made record, and two to surpass him. Since the last two games, Steph has tried hard to achieve the record, but he struggled. He finished with 3-14 from three against the 76ers, and 5-15 from three against the Pacers.

But tonight, there was no stopping him. As he sank his second three of the game in the first quarter itself, every fan in the arena was on their feet to appreciate the greatness they were witnessing. Stephen Curry finally overtook Ray Allen as he scored the 2,974th three-pointer of his career.

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Warriors’ Kevon Looney immediately fouled so play could take a break and everyone could appreciate Curry. The Baby-Faced Assassin was treated with hugs from teammates, but the most beautiful moment was him running to Allen to embrace him on the sidelines.

In his last two games, it seemed like the burden of breaking the record was too heavy for Curry and it was affecting his general play. But with that behind him now, he can finally refocus.

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Ray Allen and Reggie Miller in the house to watch Stephen Curry

With Steph Curry certain to break the record, legendary sharpshooters Ray Allen and Reggie Miller couldn’t miss watching it live. Despite seeing Steph overtake them in the conversation for the greatest shooter, they had nothing but praise for the Chef.

“Tonight is all about Stephen, and we’re here to give him his flowers,” Miller said. “There’s only two guys in the building tonight that understand what has gone in to the making of the greatest shooter of all-time.”

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Allen and Miller went from being Curry’s idols to watching the Chef go to work and break their records. They paved the way for sharpshooters and since his arrival in the league, Curry has taken shooting to a whole new level. That is why Curry is the greatest shooter of all-time. Not just because he broke the record tonight, but because of how he changed the game of basketball with shooting.

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Aaron Mathew

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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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