Philadelphia 76ers superstar James Harden is now in third place for the most 3-pointers in NBA history. Well, he just tied Reggie Miller for the feat, but it sure won't be long before he claims the spot for himself.
Harden achieved the feat on Monday against the Chicago Bulls. He needed just one to tie the record and, of course, two to surpass Miller. Amusingly, the Sixers scorer made just one in the game out of his five attempts.
With 1 three-pointer tonight and 2,560 for his career, James Harden has tied Reggie Miller for the 3rd-most three-pointers in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/zzRbaXPwyo
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 8, 2022
That one triple put him at 2560 triples alongside Reggie Miller. However, James Harden can officially claim the solo third place on Thursday when they play his former team, the Brooklyn Nets. Certainly, it would be epic to see him reach that milestone and win against Kevin Durant and co.
For what it's worth, though, Harden is still a bit far from breaking Ray Allen's record of 2973 triples for no. 2 on the list. Of course he has a fighting chance, but the Sixers guard needs to increase his output in the next couple of years to ensure he'll make that.
As for getting to the top of the list, it doesn't look like it's possible for Harden with Stephen Curry very much active and still piling up triples every game. Regardless of where he ends up, though, Harden will surely go down as one of the best long-range shooters and scorers in the history of the NBA.