Stephen Curry passes Jason Kidd for eighth spot in all-time 3-pointers ladder
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made all three of his 3-pointers against the Orlando Magic in the first quarter. The second one he hit was especially significant as it sent him past Jason Kidd for sole possession of eighth place on the all-time 3-pointers made list.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 2, 2017
Despite still being bothered by an injury to his shooting hand, Curry still finished with another highly-productive game, posting 23 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals.
While it took Kidd 19 seasons to compile his 1,988 career triples, Stephen Curry has needed a mere nine seasons to break 1,990 3-pointers for his career. The next player he’s set to pass is seventh-placed Vince Carter, who has spent 19-plus seasons to get his 2,057 3-pointers (and counting).
The Warriors star is currently in the middle of his worst ever season shooting the 3-pointer percentage-wise, hitting only 37 percent from long distance. But with the sheer volume of 3-pointers he shoots, he’ll most likely still overtake a few more people on the all-time list before the season’s over.
It just feels like a matter of time before Stephen Curry eventually takes the crown from Ray Allen as the all-time 3-point king. At his current pace, Curry is set to become the first player to eclipse 3,000 career 3-pointers, toppling Allen’s current record of 2,973 3-pointers.