With two 3s Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry passed Ray Allen on the NBA's all-time 3-point list to move into the top spot.
The NBA has been on Curry watch since Dec. 8, when the Warriors hosted the Portland Trail Blazers and Curry was 16 3s shy of the record. Ahead of that game, Curry said he was going for Allen's record, as well as teammate Klay Thompson's record for most 3s in a game at 14.
Six days and three games later, Curry finally passed Allen at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Barely a minute into the game, Curry tied Allen's record with his first shot of the night. He hit his 2,974th career 3 with 7:33 to go in the first quarter with a 28-foot jumper.
Allen was in the crowd and congratulated Curry with a hug as the game stopped to allow fans and teammates to celebrate the moment with the NBA's newest 3-point leader.
Prior to the game, Allen took to social media to reflect on the moment he passed Reggie Miller for the top spot, and share his excitement in being there to officially pass the torch to Curry.
And with Curry's record-breaking shot, more NBA players took to social media to congratulate Curry on his latest milestone.
Ray Allen congratulates Stephen Curry on breaking his all-time three-point record. #NBA75— NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2021
History tonight on TNT pic.twitter.com/RAIRN0vpa0
Curry's parents were in attendance, along with Davidson College head coach Bob McKillop, and his brother, Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry, shared his congratulations online.
Pure. Joy. pic.twitter.com/u8QUyWDjpj— Davidson Basketball (@DavidsonMBB) December 15, 2021
bang! the official 3 god! @StephenCurry30— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) December 15, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James congratulated Curry, as did Lakers legend Magic Johnson.
Just landed in Dallas to see @StephenCurry30 broke the record and to make it even doper he did it in the GARDEN!! WOW CONGRATS BROTHER!! INCREDIBLE 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 15, 2021
Congratulations to Steph Curry for making history and setting the new NBA All-Time 3-point record tonight!! Thank you @StephenCurry30 for revolutionizing the game of basketball forever! 🙏🏾 It was great to see his parents Dell and Sonya there supporting him!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 15, 2021
Other players around the league celebrated Curry's spot among the greatest in NBA history.
2974...more on the way.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2021
Congrats to the God @StephenCurry30
This is crazy man.. literally a GAME CHANGER! Wow!!! Congrats @StephenCurry30— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) December 15, 2021
Special!! Congrats @StephenCurry30 🙏🏾🙏🏾— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) December 15, 2021
History!! Congrats @StephenCurry30!! 🙏🏾✊🏾— Chris Paul (@CP3) December 15, 2021
congrats @StephenCurry30 🐐 in the garden too .. dats tough 🔥 https://t.co/JjpN7xUDx9— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) December 15, 2021
Craziness 🔥🔥 congrats 🐐@StephenCurry30— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) December 15, 2021
Steph 👌🏾🎯 🐐— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) December 15, 2021
NBA players weren't the only ones to take notice of Curry's record-breaking night.
Congratulations to @StephenCurry30! Changed the game forever🐐 pic.twitter.com/aEz7FLr06f— Flash Garrett ⚡️ (@Flash_Garrett) December 15, 2021
Curry changed the game forever 🎯— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 15, 2021
Congratulations @StephenCurry30 WOW!!! You deserve it bro.. History has been made...— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) December 15, 2021
I've made at least 2,974 trash can 3's already so whatever Steph— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) December 15, 2021
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Now that the record is broken, Orlando Magic sharpshooter Terrence Ross is asking the one question that still needs an answer.
Real question is, how many three will he end up with? 🤔— Terrence Ross (@TerrenceRoss) December 15, 2021
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