The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets’ Thursday night game was a highly anticipated contest, as it was Nets star guard Ben Simmons’ return to Philadelphia. The initial return theatrics from Sixers fans didn’t disappoint but a truly noteworthy moment occurred in the first quarter of the contest when James Harden made what appeared to be a routine step-back three. However, with the triple, Harden surpassed former Indiana Pacers legend reggie miller for this wild career feat, as reported by Shams Charania.
76ers’ James Harden has surpassed Reggie Miller for third place on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list.
Stephen Curry, Ray Allen, Harden.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 11, 2022
With that step back three, James Harden surpassed Reggie Miller for third place on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers list. Harden has now made 2,561 threes- and counting.
The Sixers star sits behind just Ray Allen and Stephen Curry on the three-pointers made list. It’s an incredible achievement by Harden, who is sometimes not seen as an elite three-point shooter, at least not in the way that Curry, Allen or Miller were/are.
However, Harden can sink triples from downtown with the best of them, as he has averaged at least 2.0 three-pointers made per year since the 2012-2013 season. That’s why he should now be recognized in the same class as Curry, Allen and Miller.
Speaking of Miller, the former Pacers sharpshooter honored Harden surpassing him with a Sixers jersey that displayed The Beard’s name and his new place on the all-time three-pointers list. It was a cool way for Miller, who is calling the game, to recognize the Sixers star for his incredible achievement.
Harden isn’t done yet, either.