NBA world congratulates Steph Curry on breaking historic 3-point record

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Stephen Curry made history on Tuesday, surpassing Ray Allen’s 3-point record and claiming the number one spot on the all-time 3-pointers list. With 7:33 remaining in the first quarter, Steph hit the 2,974th three-pointer of his career, confirming what the entire NBA world has known for years. Curry is the greatest shooter the game of basketball has ever seen. Ray Allen and Reggie Miller (now number three on the list) were both in attendance for the historic event.

Steph’s peers took to social media to congratulate him on the legendary career milestone.

From one king to another

Despite being LeBron’s biggest roadblock to a championship for four consecutive seasons, James has always been complimentary of Steph. There is clear mutual respect between the two most unique players of the generation.

Over the weekend, LeBron expressed his desire to congratulate Curry in person.

I wish I could be there to congratulate him. I’ll be one of the guys in our league that will congratulate him socially. Listen, I know Ray, I know the work that he put into it. And if there’s one guy he has to let pass his record, it being Steph, I know Ray is definitely grateful that it would be such a guy like that. Pretty cool accomplishment. We’re all witnesses to what Steph Curry has done in his career and the way that he’s changed the game. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime basketball player.

LeBron James

Shattering barriers

At only 33-years old, Steph will have plenty of time to put some distance between himself and number two. Expect his game to age like fine wine and allow him to extend his twilight years well into his late 30’s, should he decide to play that long. There remains a possibility that Steph extends the 3-point record to over 4000. One thing is certain; this record will stand for a very long time and should be considered unbreakable until proven otherwise. As a player and a leader, Steph continues to redefine the impossible.

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