- Stephen Curry is now Golden State Warriors' all-time field goals leader
- The 34-year-old passed Wilt Chamberlain, one of the NBA's greatest-ever players
- The four-time NBA champion has a long list of accolades and is considered one of the best NBA players of all-time
Stephen Curry has broken several records in his 14-year NBA career. He inevitably broke the 3-point record in December 2021. Since he got into the league, he has revolutionized how the game is played.
His ability from deep has changed the way most NBA teams play. At Golden State Warriors, Curry has broken several long-standing records including becoming the franchise all-time scorer.
Against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he passed NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain for most made field goals in the franchise’s history, adding to his long list of accolades.
The 34-year-old won the 2022 NBA title along with the Finals MVP. Before that, he lifted the 2022 NBA All-Star MVP award. As he enters the final years of his career, his legacy as one of the most impactful players of all time is safe.
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Curry passes Wilt Chamberlain
Against the Thunder on January 31, 2023, Curry surpassed Chamberlain with a scoop shot early in the third quarter to extend the Warriors' lead. He is now Warriors' all-time field goals leader.
Curry finished with 38 points on 12-of20 shooting from the field and 8-of-14 from three, leading the defending NBA champions to a 128-120 victory. The win took them to fifth in the Western Conference. Curry had a hilarious reaction when asked what it means to pass Chamberlain.
"It means I'm getting old. It's special, I think everybody who breaks a Wilt record feels a certain type of way, because there's certain ones that nobody is gonna touch. I'm definitely blessed to have 14 years representing dub-nation. Putting up a lot of shots, thankfully a lot of them are going in. That's pretty cool though, definitely one to celebrate," per SI.
Curry was named in NBA Top 75 list last year. He has two MVP awards in his long list of accolades and will surely break more if he continues. He is averaging 29.7 points and was recently named to the 2023 NBA All-Star team.
Fans reaction to Curry's new milestone
Here ares some reactions to Curry passing Chamberlain who remains one of NBA's greatest-ever players.
"He’s just picking off GSW records one-by-one. Next up: Wilt’s 100."
"Anytime anybody passes Wilt it is something special."
"One thing we know. The @NBA wants him in the Finals every year. If you touch him it is a foul. The fix is in now. You ever notice how every big NBA star wins at least 5 titles? Curry is at 4. I am sure Adam Silver has already given the order to the refs."
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"Best player of this generation."
Curry reacts to All-Star selection
Sports Brief earlier reported on Stephen Curry reacting to getting his 9th All-Star berth.
Curry made the All-Star team six straight times from 2014 to 2019. However, he fractured his hand in the 2019/2020 season playing just five games. Since returning from that injury, he has made the All-Star game.
Curry was thankful and promised to never take these recognitions for granted. He hopes there will be more to come.