Stephen Curry at 30: The numbers behind an illustrious career
With the help of Opta, we delve deep into the numbers behind Stephen Curry's career on his 30th birthday.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is celebrating another three on Wednesday - his 30th birthday!
Two-time MVP Curry has been a central figure in the evolution of the NBA, which has seen a dramatic increase in the number of three-point attempts across the board.
He is a two-time champion, five-time All-Star and looks destined to rewrite the record books in what has already been a sensational career.
In honour of Curry's landmark day, we take a look at some of his most incredible statistics with the help of Opta.
- Curry has made the seventh-most three-pointers in NBA history (2,126) and needs 848 to surpass Ray Allen's all-time record of 2,973.
- However, in the campaign Allen turned 30, he had 1,755 regular-season three-pointers to his name, 371 less than the two-time MVP.
- Since the 1978-79 season, Curry has the best three-point percentage (43.6) of any active player. He is close to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr's record of 45.4 per cent.
- He averages 23.1 points per game, less than Kobe Bryant (25.1), LeBron James (27.3) and Michael Jordan (32.3) did during the seasons in which they turned 30.
- Curry is the only player to average 3.4 made three-pointers per game; Warriors team-mate Klay Thompson (2.9) and Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (2.7) are the only others to average more than 2.5 off a minimum of 250 attempts.
- Curry is one of three players in NBA history (minimum of 25 games) to shoot over 40 per cent from three (43.6) and 90 per cent from the free-throw line (90.3). Only Steve Nash and Mark Price (both 90.4) performed better from the line.
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