Stephen Curry passes Reggie Miller for second-most three-pointers in NBA history

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It was known well before he started breaking records and winning championships, that Stephen Curry is the greatest three-point shooter in league history. The megastar hit his 2,561st three-point shot in a game against the Utah Jazz, passing Reggie Miller for the second-most in NBA history.

Miller never averaged more than 6.6 3-pointer attempts in a game in a single season. Currently, Curry is in the process of topping that for the 9th straight season in the 2014-15 playoffs alone, he made 98 3-pointers, which is exactly as much as Miller made in his entire 2nd NBA season.

Ray Allen is the next in line for Curry in the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point shots. Allen made 2973 3 pointers, putting him more than 400 3s ahead of Curry. Currey should expect to pass him at some point next season, at his career pace of 3.6 3s per game.

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Miller offered Curry his congratulations in a visit during the post game video call with reporters “You are an inspiration to so many little one’s like mine,” said Miller while holding his son, Ryker, who was wearing a Curry jersey.

“It’s special,” said Curry. “I was trying to enjoy it in the middle of the game because I knew that it was on the horizon and I knew how much I looked up to him growing up, watching him play, playing against my dad. Emulating a lot of things he did moving without the ball. I always said, him and Steve Nash, I always tried to put those two players together…”

Stephen Curry held up Reggie Miller's jerry number 31 to honour him as he passes him in the all-time 3-point llist.
Stephen Curry held up Reggie Miller’s jerry number 31 to honour him as he passes him in the all-time 3-point list. Image Credits: Yahoo! Sports(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Curry honoured Miller by throwing up his jersey number 31 after scoring the three that tied the duo on the list.

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Advait Jajodia
An experienced sports content writer. A national-level basketball player and a huge sporting enthusiast.

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