Stephen Curry has been shooting the lights out for years and is officially the best three-point shooter in NBA history. His achievements from behind the arc are miles ahead of every other NBA player, past and present, and it does not look like he will be slowing down soon.
It took a lot of practice and dedication for Curry to shoot at such an efficient clip consistently. Recently, it was revealed that Curry has used shot-tracking technology to develop the perfect shot.
So far in Curry's 12-year career, he has made 9+ three-pointers in 37 games. James Harden and Damian Lillard have come the closest, each knocking down 9+ three-pointers in nine games. It will interest you to know that the other five players on the list, including Klay Thompson (7), JR Smith (5), and Kobe Bryant (4), do not have more 9+ three-point games than Steph.
It is worth noting that Klay Thompson holds the record for the most three-pointers made in a single regular-season game. He knocked down 14 three-pointers with 24 attempts in a game against the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018. He finished the game with 52 points, helping the Warriors to their seventh win in eight games during the 2018-19 season.
As expected, Curry has come the closest to beating his record with 13 three-pointers made, but head coach Steve Kerr pulled him out for the rest of the game to stop him from surpassing the record while Klay was out injured. Zach LaVine has also scored 13 three-pointers in a game.
Curry is on a roll early this season, as he has already made 76 three-pointers in 14 games played. With how effective he has been, he could surpass his record for the most three-pointers made in a single season. He set the league record back in 2016 with 402 made three-pointers, becoming the only player in league history to make 400+ three-pointers in a single season.
Chef Curry is averaging 28.7 points per game and shooting 40.6% from deep so far this season. Given how well he is leading the Golden States Warriors offense, he is one of the favorites to win the 2022 MVP award.