'I'm going to enjoy it' – Curry reaches 20,000 career points
Another day, another milestone for Stephen Curry, and the Golden States Warriors great was elated to rack up 20,000 career NBA points.
Stephen Curry said "I'm going to enjoy it for sure" after surpassing 20,000 career NBA points in the Golden State Warriors' defeat of the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
The superstar shooter needed 28 to reach the milestone and finished with 34 in the 113-102 triumph, with 24 of those coming in a resurgent second half.
It was a textbook three-pointer from just inside the midcourt logo at the end of the third quarter that brought up the latest achievement, the shot measuring in at an impressive 33 feet.
Consequently, Curry becomes the 49th player in NBA history to rack up 20,000 points and Antawn Jamison (20,042) and Tom Chambers (20,049) are within his sights in the coming days on the all-time highest scorers list.
Curry intends to celebrate the latest impressive addition to a career resume that includes three NBA titles and two MVP accolades.
"A wise man once said 'celebrate all the little moments that happen','" Curry said.
"I've done something that only 48 other people have done at this level and that's pretty crazy. I'm going to enjoy it for sure."
"This whole year has kinda been a steady reminder of just how blessed I am to play this game at the highest level, to be healthy, still enjoy the game and still love what I do," Curry added.
"I don't see that changing any time soon but also, just a reminder that all the work you put in, everybody that helped you get to this point.
"Any accomplishment that you do, whether individually or as a team, is special. You work every day to keep getting better. The longer you stay at this level good things will continue to happen.
"I've been blessed to play this game and do it with some amazing people with hopefully a lot more to come. It's pretty special for sure."
Warriors face Bucks next
The Warriors sit fourth in the Western Conference with a 45-22 record and face defending NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.