Stephen, Dell Curry now tied for 3rd place in father-son career scoring ladder
Through his first nine years in the NBA, Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry has developed into one of the best shooters that the league has seen.
The 29-year-old has followed in the footsteps of his father, Dell Curry, who put together a 16-year career that has seen himself as one of the best 3-point shooters in the league. The success that Steph has had on the court up to this point has pushed their combined totals into a tie with another prominent family in NBA history.
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The Currys, who currently have 26,883 points, only trail the likes of Dolph and Danny Schayes, who have combined for 27,218 points in their careers, along with Kobe Bryant and Joe Bryant, who have a combined 38,895 points.
Stephen has been responsible for most of that production over his career, which has seen get the bulk of it through his 3-point shooting — recently passing Vince Carter for seventh all-time on the made 3-pointers list.
He has been a marksman from deep throughout his career hitting more than 300 3-pointers for four years in a row and is on pace to reach that for a record-setting fifth straight time. He is already the fastest in league history to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 career made 3-pointers.
It also helps that he holds the three highest marks from deep in a single season that have lifted him to this impressive feat.
On top of that, he is the only player in league history to make at least 300 3-pointers in a single season, which he has done twice, alongside being the only player to record at least 400 3-pointers in a single campaign.
Meanwhile, Dell is the all-time leading scorer in for Charlotte Hornets history with 9,839 points behind the 1,245 made 3-pointers over the course of his career that saw him make more than 100 in a single season just four times, coming in consecutive seasons during his tenure with the team.
With Steph still in the midst of his career, it could see the father-son duo soon rise to the top of NBA history in this unique category.