The point guard of the Golden State Warriors surpasses the historical mark of the Californian in the game against the Knicks
Stephen Curry became the best 3-point player in the NBA by breaking the all-time record of Ray allen and achieve his triple basket 2,974 at the start of the match between the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks disputed this past dawn.
The Warriors they won in the Madison Square Garden of New York by 96-105 in a game that was marked by the achievement of the NBA star, one of the most dominant players in basketball in the last decade, a point guard who wears three champion rings in his record, chosen two times as regular season MVP, and leading this season back to one of the big favorites to the title.
The moment: Stephen Curry beats Ray Allen 🔝
His triple number 2974
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Amid the anticipation of the Madison, Curry He was eager to shake off the pressure of setting a record that came his way in his 13th season in the championship. When the game started, he was two baskets away from surpassing Allen’s record, who retired in 2014 when he played for the Miami Heat with 2,973 triples in total. The first shot he tried, a minute after the start of the game, was a triple that he executed to perfection. The second did not achieve its goal. But three minutes later he tried it again and achieved his goal.
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As soon as the basket went up to the scoreboard, the Warriors They requested a time-out so that Curry could be congratulated by the whole team and by his father, Dell Curry, former NBA player, and his mother, Sonya, visibly excited. Father and son embraced on the parquet and the base of 1, 88 and 33 years, handed his father the ball with which he has broken the record. That memory is now the symbol of one of the great revolutions experienced in sport in this century.
“I’ve been thinking about this number for a long time,” Curry said in a post-match interview on TNT. “In basketball history, it’s very special. I grew up watching Ray Allen and Reggie Miller and understanding what it meant to score because of them and also because of my father. It’s crazy to think that one day I would get to play at this level after having grown up around the League, having seen my father play, having gone to see the Hornets games with my family and having dreamed of being a shooter ”.
Curry he finished the game with 5 3-pointers from 14 attempts, which puts him with a total of 2,977 shots from three in his entire career. The first of his career in the NBA was achieved on October 30, 2009.
From another dimension
The new record increases Curry’s dimension as one of the greats in the entire history of the American league, the one who changed the way teams approach games due to his ability to shoot from long range, sometimes even from the central logo. from the field.
An unpredictable player who began his professional stage with doubts as to whether his weak physique would allow him to consolidate in the competition, after passing through the modest university of Davidson for three seasons.
Now he is on a path of glory that has redrawn the contours of the court, which has changed the mentality of the game for new generations of players, who dare to imitate it.
His achievement had an immediate reaction from the great stars of the League, such as LeJames source. “Congratulations bro, it’s amazing,” tweeted the Lakers player, who ranks 11th on the all-time 3-point list with 2,023 converts. “It’s crazy, you are literally someone who changed the game, congratulations,” he wrote. Bring young, the young star of the Hawks. “What an achievement, congratulations, friend,” remarked the NFL star, Tom Brady.
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His best triples?
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For that he has had the complicity of the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, which has given you complete freedom to deploy your game without restrictions. Kerr, former partner of Michael Jordan in the historical Chicago Bulls, is among the first to compare Curry’s greatness to that of NBA legend for the way they both influenced the game in their time.
Testimony of the quality of Curry and, above all, how the NBA game has changed in recent years, the base of the Warriors has exceeded the figure of Allen in 789 games. Allen needed 1,300 to reach 2,973 triples and Reggie Miller, the NBA’s third-highest three-pointer, 1,389 games to make 2,560. Both were present at Madison to see Curry make history.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.