It was all but inevitable but Steph Curry finally became the all-time 3-point leader with his 2974th 3-pointer.
The scene: Madison Square Garden on a national stage on TNT. For weeks, viewers have been tuning into Golden State Warriors games thinking Steph could drop double digit 3-pointers to suddenly break the record. Meanwhile, the pressure of the moment weighed on Curry’s mind, according to coach Steve Kerr. Steph actually started missing after a MVP-caliber start to the season. All leading to the Knicks game where the Warriors great just needed two 3-pointers to pass Ray Allen atop the history books. All while Jesus Shuttlesworth himself (along with #3 all-time three point leader Reggie Miller) were in attendance. Oh, and Spike Lee too:
I’m Spike Lee when someone asks me to take a pic of them
— Miri (@__Miri__) December 15, 2021
The play didn’t involve the multiple off-ball screens that has allowed Curry to flourish in the league. Steph just backpedaled away from the key, caught the ball off an Andrew Wiggins driving pass, and pulled up. There was never a question while the rock was airborne: swish. The away crowd went ballistic as Curry pounded his chest and flexed. The Warriors fouled to stop play so Steph could soak up the moment he statistically became, the best long-range shooter in NBA history. Music blared as Steph dapped his teammates for whom the announcer said was the “man who changed the game.”
Steph rocked a blue and gold Curry Flow 9 for this historic moment. This is Steph’s 2nd sneaker under his Curry Flow subsidiary brand and builds off the game-changing Curry Flow 8. As the shoe name suggests, UA Flow returns, which removes the traditional outsole opting for traction carved directly onto the cushioning. This time around support pieces are added to prevent rollovers.
You can find the Curry Flow 9 at GOAT.
Cover image via Nick DePaula