After the game, former record-holder and Kings sweet-shooting legend Peja Stojakovic signed the game ball for Hield, as seen in this video on Twitter by Kimani Okearah of SB Nation.
Peja signed Buddy's game ball ♥ pic.twitter.com/EKgWIekvX4
— Kimani Okearah | Let Me Out Productions (@theKimansta) March 24, 2019
Hield entered Saturday night's contest with 238 three-pointers made, needing just three to surpass Stojakovic's 240, which he set in the 2003-04 season.
The sharpshooting standout from Oklahoma looked poised early on to snag the record, knocking down his first triple just six seconds into the contest. However, it took him quite a while to get two and three, but did so in the second quarter off of back-to-back makes in the span of 30 seconds.
Hield eventually finished with seven threes on the night, putting his franchise-leading total to 245 on the season.
With his name already attached to this particular season record, Hield may now set his sights on another one: the franchise record for total threes made.
Of course, Stojakovic, who now serves as the team's assistant general manager, owns this particular record with 1,070 total threes made in his over eight seasons with Sacramento. He made 2.1 triples per contest in 518 games played with the Kings.
Hield is currently fourth in Sacramento's record books, but is still a long way from Stojakovic's franchise record, with 480 three-pointers attached to his name. However, on average, Hield is making threes at a higher rate than Stojakovic, knocking down 2.7 per game in 177 appearances with the franchise.
If Hield stays long enough with the Kings, and he continues to develop as one of the best shooters in the game, he might just snatch this record from Stojakovic, as well.