Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for most of the 3 points in NBA history on Tuesday night at the Garden.
In the first quarter against the Knicks at 4:27, Curry hit his 2,974th trey in his 788th career NBA game. Ray Allen, who ended his illustrious career with 2,973 buckets of depth, has played 1,300 career games in the regular season. Curry reached this milestone with over 500 attempts at 3 points less.
Allen, who retired in 2014 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018, was in the building for the historic moment. The 46-year-old paid tribute to the new record holder on Instagram.
“Thinking back to the day I passed @reggiemillertnt to be the all-time leader of the @nba in 3 points, I had the opportunity not only to share this step with my teammates and the great Reggie Miller, but I also had the opportunity to share it with the great and late @kobebryant. Allen wrote. “I will remember this night forever and so tonight will be just as memorable for @ stephencurry30 as it gets me on the list and oh what a night that will be! All I’m asking is, can you all save a spot for me please, Spike hasn’t returned my calls! “
Curry being a juggernaut has been a crush on Knicks fans throughout his NBA career. He was selected No.7 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, a spot ahead of where the Knicks chose Jordan Hill.
Last year, Curry admitted he wanted to be picked by the Knicks at the time.
“It’s pretty funny rethinking – I wanted to go to New York and thought I was going to New York,” Curry told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes on “All the Smoke” in 2020. “I was at the draft, in the green room like ‘oh we’ll get to eighth place, New York will get me.’ Then I got the call from (Warriors GM) Larry Riley, like, ‘Okay, we’re going to pick you in seventh place.’ “
Curry has won three NBA titles and two MVP awards – and he’s currently the favorite to win a third this season – with the Warriors.