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Steph Curry Would Have A Higher Three-Point Percentage Than Ray Allen Even If He Missed His Next 500 Threes

Steph Curry Would Have A Higher Three-Point Percentage Than Ray Allen Even If He Missed His Next 500 Threes

Steph Curry is the greatest shooter of all time. No one has been able to match Curry's ability and proficiency, especially from the three-point line in the history of the NBA. Curry revolutionized the NBA and showed the league that it is possible to be a superstar while being a specialized jump-shooter.

Expectations were not high when Curry entered the league in 2009. While his stint in Davidson was great, he was 21-years old and an undersized player. But he was able to persevere, rise through the ranks, to establish himself as one of the best guards in the history of the NBA.

Curry has been pivotal to the success of the Golden State Warriors, winning 3 NBA championships, and 2 regular-season MVPs with the franchise. In fact, Curry is the only unanimous MVP in the history of the league. The numbers he put up during that season were truly incredible. 

Currently, Curry is the second-leading three-point shooter in NBA history, with 2850. He surpassed Indiana Pacers legend, Reggie Miller, last season. But his target will be Ray Allen, who leads the NBA in all-time three-pointers made with 2973.

Interestingly enough, if Curry were to miss his next 500 three-point attempts, he would still have a better career three-point percentage than Ray Allen. Curry's current percentage is 43.3% for his career, having made 2850 of 6585 attempted three-pointers. 

If Curry missed his next 500 three-pointers, he would have made 2850 of 7085 attempted threes, giving him a percentage of 40.22% In comparison, Ray Allen made 2973 of 7429 attempted threes, giving him a career percentage of 40.01%.

Curry has been fantastic so far this season, currently averaging 29 points per game. In order to improve his accuracy, he is now counting non-swish shots as misses. And it has clearly helped, given Curry successfully took on a challenge from Paul George to shoot the ball from the halfway line.

If Curry just makes 2 three-pointers in each remaining game of the season, he will surpass Ray Allen as the leading three-point shooter in NBA history. And the fact that Curry has been playing in the NBA for a lot less time than Allen only goes to show just how great Curry is as a shooter.