Stephen Curry has been incredible from beyond the arc throughout his career, setting records at every turn. Steph is the only player that has scored 400+ three-pointers in league history. He did so during the 2015-16 season to help the Golden State Warriors to a league-best 73-9 record.
Last night against the New York Knicks, Steph surpassed Ray Allen's record for the most three-pointers in league history after knocking down his second three-pointer in the game. It was an emotional moment for the All-Star guard as he celebrated with his teammates and hugged his parents before play resumed.
NBA superstar LeBron James also took to Twitter to commend Steph's brilliance, pointing out that it was incredible that he reached the milestone at the Mecca. While the NBA community raves over Steph, those that helped him get there deserve accolades.
Certain players have been instrumental in his record-breaking run, passing the rock and getting him open looks. At the top of that list is long-time teammate Draymond Green. The big man joined the Warriors three years after Steph was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
Since then, both players have executed the pick-and-roll brilliantly, but Green has also distributed the ball exquisitely. Of all the players Steph has played with, Draymond has provided him with the most assists. In the ten years they played together, he has assisted Steph for 479 three-pointers.
Although a screen does not count officially as an assist, Green executed the perfect screen to help Curry find some space to knock down the record-tieing three-pointer at Madison Square Garden.
The next on the list is veteran forward Andre Iguodala with 168 assists. Iguodala played for the Warriors from 2013-2019, and in that period, he won three championships and was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is not credited for his passing ability, but he has assisted Steph for 153 of his 2,977 three-pointers. KD spent only three seasons with the Warriors, leading them to two championships, and was the Finals MVP on both occasions.
Klay Thompson has assisted Steph for 129 three-pointers since the 2011-12 season. His numbers could have been more, but he has missed the last two seasons due to injury. Nonetheless, he is set to make a return by Christmas.
Iguodala, Green, and Thompson are still teammates with Steph, meaning that they could continue to ramp up their numbers. There will undoubtedly be more three-pointers in Steph's career, and these guys will be on hand to deliver the rock.