After scoring his 19th point on Monday, Curry successfully reached 17,784 career points to pass Chamberlain's 17,783 points mark which was set way back in 1964. The former MVP is now the Warriors' all-time leading scorer.
Stephen Curry (17,784 career points) has passed Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) as the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, a record Chamberlain held since March 16, 1964.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 13, 2021
Coming into the game, Stephen Curry only needed 19 points to pass Wilt's all-time scoring record and it's safe to say that the three-time NBA champion knew a thing or two about it. It took him just 11 minutes of the opening quarter to set the franchise record in points, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Nineteen first quarter points for Steph Curry. Needed 19 tonight to pass Wilt Chamberlain for the Warriors franchise record in career points. Obtained in the first 11 minutes.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 13, 2021
Stephen Curry has been one of the biggest superstars in the league for the past few seasons, and iconic feats like this only further cement his case. If ever there was any doubt that the 33-year-old is one of the best players to ever wear a Warriors uniform, then this should definitely minimize the hate.
Prior to breaking the record, Kerr–who knew that it would happen in the contest–offered some praise for his superstar.
Steve Kerr on Steph Curry, who's 19 points away from breaking Wilt Chamberlain's franchise scoring record: "Passing Wilt in anything statistically is sort of remarkable. … The fact that Steph is about to break that record is just incredible."
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) April 13, 2021
Though it has been one rocky season, Curry has managed to lead his team to at least be in contention for a spot in the upcoming play-in tournament. Steph's MVP-worthy season has been nothing short of incredible, and it would be such a disappointment if the Warriors fail to make the postseason for the second straight campaign.
In his 12th season with the Warriors franchise, it seems that Curry has done it all. He's a seven-time All-Star, a six-time All-NBA Team member with both a scoring title and even a steals title under his belt. Are we forgetting anything else? Oh yeah, he is a back-to-back league MVP and a three-time NBA champion.