Warriors’ Stephen Curry moves past Paul Pierce for 6th in career 3-point ladder
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has climbed up to sixth place in the all-time leader for 3-point field goals made. Curry moved past Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce for sixth all time.
Stephen Curry (2,144 career threes) has now passed Paul Pierce (2,143) for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time threes list.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 22, 2018
Along with Curry, out of the top 10 3-point leaders, only three are still active: Kyle Korver of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jamal Crawford of the Phoenix Suns, and Vince Carter of the Atlanta Hawks. As of this writing, Crawford might be next as he has 2,153 3-pointers to his name. Joe Johnson hasn’t been picked up by a team but hasn’t announced his retirement from the game either.
In the 2015-16 season, Curry set an NBA record 402 3-point field goals made. And since that season, he has averaged at least four makes from downtown per game. Throughout his career, he hasn’t shot below 40 percent — an impressive feat in itself.
What’s astounding is that Curry thinks he still has a good six to seven more years before he fully exits his prime. But even until then, Curry will still be an effective threat.
When it’s all said and done, people believe that Stephe Curry will be the reigning 3-point field goals leader, well ahead of the current top guy in Ray Allen. The all-time record is at 2,973. At his pace and if Curry stays healthy, who knows, he might reach up until 3,000 makes from the rainbow territory.