Tonight, Stephen Curry turned a widely accepted belief into concrete truth: He’s the greatest shooter the world has ever seen. By nailing his 2,794th career three-pointer against the New York Knicks, Curry surpassed Ray Allen to become the most prolific and productive shooter in NBA history. Basketball is an ever-evolving sport and it’s undeniable that Curry has changed the game for good.
No matter what shooting stat you choose, Curry is bound to dominate it. He's made more than nine three-pointers in a game on 38 occasions, which is more than the next six players on the leaderboard (James Harden, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, J.R. Smith, Kobe Bryant and Ben Gordon) combined. Of the five seasons in which a player has made more than 300 threes, Curry has produced four of them. He owns the two longest streaks in NBA history of consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer, boasting separate runs of 157 and 128 straight games. At this point, calling Curry “the greatest shooter the world has ever seen” seems to woefully undersell him; he's the NBA’s best shooter in the same way that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the world’s fanciest coffin.