Steph now has 2,977 threes compared to Ray Allen’s 2,973.
Changing the game. Let’s take a look at the number of threes attempted in the NBA by year:
2009: 44,583 (22.2% of all shots)
2020: 74,822 (39.2% of all shots)
Why those years? Steph was drafted in 2009.
A few more ridiculous stats:
Steph has the most games with 9+ threes in NBA history (40). The rest of the NBA combined has 39.
Steph has averaged 5+ threes per game in a season four times. The rest of the NBA has never done that – even James Harden maxed out at 4.8.
It took Steph 789 games to break Ray Allen’s record, which took Allen 1,300 games to set.
Zoom out: At 33, Steph has the NBA record for threes in a career, 3 NBA titles, and 2 MVPs. If he plays for five more years at even a fraction of the pace he’s on now, he may reach 4,000 career threes and win another title or two.
Sprint’s take: Steph was a 3-star recruit (here’s his 247 recruit profile), considered the #52 high school point guard in the country, and attended Davidson after being turned down by all the top college programs.