Stephen Curry and the ten best three-point shooters in history
The Warriors point guard just became the player with the most three-pointers ever in the history of the NBA. He tops a list of legendary players.
Steph Curry broke Ray Allen’s record to become the NBA all-time leader in career three-pointers on Tuesday night against the New York Knicks. He hit a pair of first-quarter triplets to equal and then move above Ray Allen for the top spot.
What’s even more impressive about Curry is that he reached 2,977 three-pointers in a total of 789 games, which is a whopping 511 fewer games than it took Ray Allen. Now Curry is just 26 three-pointers short of reaching 3,000, which would be a first in NBA history.
Though none have been able to achieve what Steph Curry has, there have been several impressive players in the NBA throughout history, including some players who are still playing now.
The top ten three-point shooters in NBA history
Steph Curry: 2,977 (as of December 15, 2021)
Ray Allen: 2,973
Klay Thompson: 1,798 (as of December 15, 2021)
Reggie Miller: 2,560
James Harden: 2,509 (as of December 15, 2021)
Kyle Korver: 2,450
Drazen Petrovic: 155 (The number may seem low, but he only played in the NBA for four years and he had a 45% success rate.)
Larry Bird: 649 with 40% success
Dirk Nowitzki: 1,982
Damian Lillard: 2,114 (as of December 15, 2021)