At some time early in the 2021-22 NBA period, Steph Curry will undoubtedly go beyond Ray Allen for the most 3-point made in NBA history.
Curry has changed basketball with his shooting and will get to Rey Allen’s mark of 2,973 made 3-pointers of the games he played, and it took the Hall of Famer to establish the requirement.
Curry just passed one more Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller, for No. 2 on the all-time 3-pointer listing, as well as the Warriors’ superstar perhaps is the most influential shooter most NBA fans have ever before seen.
Interestingly, Allen is among the cynics who don’t believe Curry is the most excellent shooter ever before. However, he thinks the two-time NBA MVP remains in a different group due to his type of player.
” I assume it includes groups when you discuss shooters,” Allen told CBS Sports’ Macklin Stern on Tuesday. “Steph remains in a classification of his own, the method he plays the game. When I think about shooters, somebody like Klay Thompson enters my mind. He’s a lot more in the realm of exactly how I shot, just how Reggie [Miller] shot– coming off displays, moving without the ball.
” Steph is a lot more on the ball, the point guard shooter. So it’s a various technique to the video game. He’s an exceptionally amazing ball-handler, so it’s a different way of thinking when you’re dealing with the sphere as well as not coming off displays. However, I look at Reggie Miller and what he did– run off screens and just the fluidity of the video game when he played it. For me, he was somebody I always respected and thought was incredible at how he executed his jobs.”
When pushed if he was stating Miller, not Curry, the best shooter ever before, Allen confirmed that to Stern.
” Yes, Reggie [is the GOAT] due to the method he established the game up, the way he played the game,” Allen stated. “Certainly, I included a great deal of who he is into how I played. He was the standard-bearer. Without him, we do not have a formula for progressing. So that’s exactly how I view it because it enabled me to do the things that I was capable of doing.”
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Dub Country will respectfully disagree with Allen. Some might suggest that Curry’s design of play and all the added responsibilities he carries make the numbers he can install much more impressive than Allen and Miller did.
Just like the Michael Jordan-LeBron James “GOAT” discussion, the Curry-Allen-Miller argument remains in the eye of the beholder. Curry has extended the limits of the basketball court, and the NBA had never seen anyone shoot like him when he went into the organization in 2009.