It's no secret that James Harden is one of the best three-point shooters the NBA has ever seen. While he might not be chucking them up at the same rate as his Houston Rockets days, the Nets superstar is still lethal from long range.
During Thursday night's contest against the Philadelphia 76ers, Harden reached an impressive milestone. He surpassed Kyle Korver to move up to fourth on the all-time three-point list:
James Harden has passed Kyle Korver to No. 4 on the NBA all-time 3-PT list 👌
1️⃣ Ray Allen — 2,973
2️⃣ Stephen Curry — 2,842+
3️⃣ Reggie Miller — 2,560
4️⃣ James Harden — 2,451+
5️⃣ Kyle Korver — 2,450 pic.twitter.com/wdtq5oHMXx
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 23, 2021
As you can see, there are some pretty special names above the Nets guard. Steph Curry, Reggie Miller, and Ray Allen. Talk about elite company. Harden went 3 for 7 from downtown on Friday in a nailbiter victory over the Sixers. Through two games, The Beard is shooting just under 50% from beyond the arc.
Harden has a lot of work ahead to catch the likes of Curry and Miller, but it's definitely possible. Nevertheless, he'll be strictly focused on winning ballgames and getting the Nets to the NBA Finals this season. It won't be easy though, especially with Kyrie Irving's status extremely unclear due to his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Harden finished Friday night with 20 points, seven boards, and eight assists. The Nets trailed the entire game until making a late run in the fourth quarter to beat Joel Embiid and Philly, 114-109.