Warriors’ Stephen Curry feels he still has plenty of years in his prime, says he’s going for Ray Allen’s record
Stephen Curry is a few games away from finishing his 10th NBA season, having already smashed plenty of records throughout his time in the league. Yet the Golden State Warriors star still feels he has some years left in his prime, years he will use to go after Ray Allen’s record of the most 3-pointers made in league history:
“I still feel like I’ve got plenty of years left in my prime,” said Curry during a promotional Q&A session for his upcoming Facebook show: Stephen vs. The Game. “In terms of shooting the basketball and being called the greatest shooter of all time, I honestly feel like the longevity part and thinking about guys like Ray Allen and Reggie Miller that did it for years, I’m still chasing it.
“I’m going after it, don’t get it twisted, but I still got some work to do.”
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The work left for Curry to catch the all-time 3-point king isn’t much, as he trails Miller by only 96 3-pointers. Curry will likely catch Miller early next season to move into the second spot, while Allen will be a more daunting task, standing 509 treys behind.
It’ll likely take the Warriors star less than two full seasons to catch Allen for the all-time record, but he’s also bound to put it out of reach for the rest of his competition, considering he’s making a career-high 5.2 treys per game this season, with no signs of stopping this barrage of long-range shooting.