Stephen Curry ready to shoot past some of the greatest shooters this season
After shattering numerous records in recent years, which includes most three-pointers in a whole season, a game, and a Finals match, as well as joining the exclusive 50-40-90 club, Curry has constantly proved why defenders cannot leave him open for very long.
The Splash Brother, though, is far from done and will look to eclipse a few more as his team looks to defend their championship.
According to Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports, the former back-to-back Most Valuable Player will look to re-write history with these statistical revisions.
Currently ranked seventh in NBA history with 2,129 career 3-pointers, Curry will surpass Paul Pierce and catch Jamal Crawford in the first month of the 2018-19 campaign. He could climb as high as third on the all-time list this season by making 84 more 3’s than Kyle Korver and 153 more than Jason Terry (who remains unsigned). Curry, whose 402 3s in 2015-16 are a single-season record, will then set his sights on Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) to solidify his status as Greatest Shooter Ever.
Not only that, Curry also has a chance to surpass Steve Nash’s all-time career free throw shooting clip of 90.5 percent if he can keep his torrid accuracy from the line. Currently, he stands at 90.3 percent, which is well within reach.
Additionally, should the Warriors make the postseason – which is a certainty at this point after adding DeMarcus Cousins to their roster – Curry will only need eight made three-balls to surpass Ray Allen as the leader of most three-pointers in postseason history.
Whether or not he does achieve these accomplishments the following season is a moot point. Regardless, Stephen Curry will go down as one of the best outside snipers to ever put on an NBA jersey. The one question really is how high can he reach.