Stephen Curry made history on Tuesday night, breaking Ray Allen's 3-PT record at Madison Square Garden in front of the weakened New York Knicks. The Warriors superstar landed at the Mecca of Basketball with high expectations to sit atop of this list.
He did in the first quarter of the game thanks to a pass from Andrew Wiggins. Curry instantly celebrated, and after Steve Kerr called a timeout, he hugged all the people that helped him in this journey, starting with his parents. Curry also embraced Ray Allen, who held the previous record and admitted he wanted to be in attendance when Curry broke it.
His teammates also congratulated him, especially Draymond Green, the player who has assisted him the most during his career. It was a special moment for Steph, but a couple of people were missing at the moment. Of course, his wife Ayesha, and Curry's Splash Brother Klay Thompson.
The shooting guard is still recovering from a serious injury he sustained last year. Yet, nobody forgot him after the game ended. Draymond Green sent a heartfelt message to the player, wishing he was with the team to witness Curry's moment at the arena.
“I think the only thing missing for me was Klay not being here, just with the road traveled to get here, Klay was a huge part of that. So if anything could have been different, it was that. But other than that, very, very special night for a special person, for a special person. Very special. Great to be a part of.”
Curry also had big words for his partner in crime, revealing the team had a big gesture before the game, putting Thompson's jersey next to Curry's in the locker room.
"I haven't checked my phone," Curry said. "It's actually buzzing in my pocket right now, so I've got a lot of people to catch up to, but his jersey was in the locker room next to mine and it will be good to get back and celebrate with him, and then obviously celebrate his return hopefully soon. But it represents both the Splash Brothers in how we approach the game for sure."
Steph appreciated everybody who helped him reach another milestone in his career. After the game was over, he offered a speech, thanking everybody in the locker room and those who helped him during his journey.
"This is a career milestone because of everybody that I got to suit up with, everyone that set screens for me, everybody that passed me the ball, everybody that believed in our offense and believed in winning and the process."
It was a magical night for the 33-year-old, who is looking like the best version of himself while leading the Warriors to boast the league-best record with 23-5. After two tumultuous seasons in the Bay, Curry is ready to return to the top, and nobody is stopping him.
The Warriors want to make a statement and they're doing a great job so far. It's still early to say they will win the championship, but the Dubs are looking like a legit contender for the Larry O'Brien trophy.