The Game Stephen Curry Became The GREATEST Shooter In NBA History

Aug 2, 2019
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Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history, and this is the game that made him the best shooter we have ever seen. #NBA #Curry
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There have been so many shooters in NBA history. We have come a long way from this. The NBA 3 point line was added to the NBA in 1979. That season, a total of 1403 3s were made. The Rockets alone made 1323 3s. The NBA in total made 27,822 threes and a large part of this 3 point boom is Stephen Curry,and while he may now be widely considered the greatest shooter in NBA history, a couple of seasons ago, he wasn’t.
Stephen Curry was the NBA MVP in 2014-2015, the year the Warriors exploded onto the scene and won the championship, but Stephen Curry was nearly identical in 2013-14. I mean if you compare the numbers, Curry averaged less points, less assists, 0.3 more 3s on 2% better from 3. He actually broke Ray Allen’s 3 pointers made in a single season , in the 2012-13 season. The main difference was that the Warriors were winning with an offense that was revolved around 3 point shooting. We hadn’t seen that actually work, ever. A 3 point marksman was never the best player on a championship team. With the Warriors winning 67 games in the regular season and then winning the championship, Stephen Curry had inserted himself in the conversation of the greatest shooter ever, even if it had only been 6 seasons and his resume was still lacking. We also hadn’t seen a guy do this. Curry was shooting 3s off the dribble at the frequency and consistency that all seemed like bad shots. No one, and I mean no one saw what was coming next.
Stephen Curry started the first 3 games of the 2015-2016 season averaging 39 points and 7 assists, making 5.7 3s a game, including a 53 point explosion against the Pelicans. It wasn’t just the three point shooting, it was the handles, the passes, the ridiculousness of the shots. But there wasn’t a signature moment you could just point to and be like yeah, Curry’s the best. For example, Curry’s explosion for 54 points in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks in 2013 was the game that made Curry a household name. Enter February 27th, 2016, a game between the Warriors and Thunder, exactly 3 years after his 54 point game in MSG.
Till that point in the season, Steph was averaging 30.4 points, 6.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, off of 51, 46, and 91. Just 21 days before that on February 6th, the Warriors and Thunder played in a close game, which was pretty rare for the Warriors. Remember, this is when the Thunder had Kevin Durant and Rusell Westbrook, who were both healthy. The Warriors were 46-4 while the Thunder were 38-14 when this game took place. It was a 3 point game with under 2 minutes left and then Curry whips a pass to Klay.Curry had his worst 3 point shooting performance in the season, shooting 1 of 9 from 3. So February 27th was a big game, it was playoffs atmosphere from the jump. Kevin Durant had 37 points and 12 rebounds including 7 3 pointers. Klay had 32 points, Wesbrook and 26 and 12 assists, Draymond had 14 rebounds and 14 assists, Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 20 rebounds, just high level basketball all-around. The Thunder jumped out to a 10 point in the first quarter. Stephen Curry was keeping the Warriors in the game, he kept hitting three after three, and not just the basic off your screen threes, I mean sizeup, off the dribble, leaning threes. There were deep threes with hands in his face. There was just no stopping him. After a long back and forth, a game with all the hype filled with stars, MVPs, insane performances, Westbrook misses this jumper, Iggy gets the rebound and passes it to Curry with 5 seconds left. And then this happens.
Curry hits a 32 footer to seal the game. He had enough time to take another step, to get closer, but no, he brings the ball up and pulls up. It was the perfect representation of Curry, a deep three off the dribble, so casually. Curry had 46 points with 12 3 pointers. He tied an NBA record for 3s in a game. It’s as if everything came together in this one game. Curry tied the record for the most threes in a game, broke the record for most threes in the season, quieted his doubters about a bad performance in this season, and had a signature moment, a game winner from deep. There wasn’t much debate on who the greatest shooter in NBA history was after that game.
That unanimous MVP season pushed the envelope for threes. You can see how after the 2015-16 season, 3 pointers jumped up at an even higher rate. Heck Rudy Gobert is practicing threes now.That has all further cemented Stephen Curry as the greatest shooter in NBA history because him impact goes beyond just individual stats. And looking back at it, that was the game that Stephen Curry became the greatest shooter in NBA history. But what do you think? Is Stephen Curry the greatest shooter of all time? How will Curry do this year?

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      Yo it's me DevinoYo it's me DevinoDay ago
    • For me he is the greatest if all time

      Alexis Kerschensteiner 12Alexis Kerschensteiner 1222 days ago
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      theo griffintheo griffinMonth ago
    • I prefer S.Curry cause His better

      ItzWishes 10ItzWishes 10Month ago
    • @Daniel Yoo lol he is easily the best and it isn't even close

      Jacob ArndtJacob ArndtMonth ago
  • Bang bang

    MM_ MarioMM_ Mario8 hours ago
  • There is a a moment when Curry makes “the shot” against OKC..... As the camera follows the arc of the ball, you get a glimpse of the OKC bench And you see just an instant of player #11... throwing up his frustrated hands, as if to say “Jeeze, how could you leave him wide open...”

    Ardy HagenArdy Hagen17 hours ago
  • And lost to cavs

    Darnel BalingitDarnel Balingit22 hours ago
  • yes curry his the greatest shooter

    Donna GrantDonna GrantDay ago
  • Bang Bang oh what a shot from curry

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  • 2:03 made me cry

    Ahmad GhazyAhmad Ghazy3 days ago
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    Toya WrotenToya Wroten3 days ago
  • Dad you are stupid

    Zackary BottZackary Bott4 days ago
  • Stop and show plays

    Cody CraneCody Crane4 days ago
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  • There is NO Steph One shot, cuz every shot is SICK and Usually goes in but people like to hate hahaha

    El Comedy RogueEl Comedy Rogue5 days ago
  • Your funny Damian Lillard is better than Stephen Curry

    Killa BeatzKilla Beatz5 days ago
  • Curry is not the best shooter

    Hm the KidHm the Kid6 days ago
  • No he is not.

    Joseph ThomasJoseph Thomas6 days ago
  • Yes he is the best shooter as for now but he is not one of the greats in my eyes Steph always did had some type of player that can drop 30 or better with him. When you take a 18yr kid a skipping college straight into the NBA to play with grown as men that been in league for years of experience and carry a team to the playoffs averaging more than 20. PG and still haven't miss a beat has my vote..most come in the league and it take 3-5 yrs to get good LB has always be good since middle school to highschool the NBA and still putting in work..anyone can have a 3yrs moments the list goes ask melo but LB has beginning of his first season to this most recent season ..

    Michael LewisMichael Lewis7 days ago
  • Larry Bird hit shots with defenders in his face. In an era where defenders could play defense.

    Island FantasyIsland Fantasy7 days ago
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    M I RM I R8 days ago
  • Next time I hit 360 no scope I going to say the famous quote bang bang

    Daelyn. 2k The goatDaelyn. 2k The goat8 days ago

    Derris BryantDerris Bryant9 days ago
    • ....Yeah, Grow up and shut your cap lock. “Never Be Broken”...that is what everyone says till it’s broken, then that will be the new “Never Be Broken”....BANK ON THAT BABY! Oh beside is not the greatest shooter in history...a clutch shooter in the regular season and disappears in the Finals, Um first showing me Luke the greatest shooter ever! Seriously though 2 back to back MVP and yet never the MVP of the Finals... it’s a conspiracy I think!

      Mr. GreenMr. Green4 days ago
    • Someone will do it

      Grant420Grant4206 days ago

    Derris BryantDerris Bryant9 days ago
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  • Wow loved it. 👌👌👌👌

    Helen JohnHelen John13 days ago
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    KingOfCourageKingOfCourage13 days ago
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    Miracle AddisonMiracle Addison13 days ago
  • Yea

    Jeffers MponyJeffers Mpony14 days ago
  • Greatness of Curry,that he can do that shot on any point of game, it's demoralizing opponent hardly, without filling pressure of score and time,more than that looks like he like that:)

    Leon SlovoLeon Slovo15 days ago
  • Ulol asan sya ngayon lalag walang kwenta

    Cejay BellenCejay Bellen16 days ago
  • Best game I have ever watched. Competitive the entire time and an amazing ending. I respect Steph so much and he my fave player. Hope he is able to pop off next season.

    John NakamuraJohn Nakamura17 days ago
  • Bang bang this is why he’s my favorite player

    _GOLD_GOLD17 days ago
  • Kobe is Waving

    Dhie mhieDhie mhie17 days ago
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    Lael LashaLael Lasha17 days ago
  • For me

    George MontezaGeorge Monteza19 days ago
  • And kobe bryants last game never gets old

    George MontezaGeorge Monteza19 days ago
  • That game is never get old for me

    George MontezaGeorge Monteza19 days ago
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    Warrior for Christ ATLWarrior for Christ ATL21 day ago
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    Nicolas ZubaNicolas Zuba22 days ago
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    Alexis Kerschensteiner 12Alexis Kerschensteiner 1222 days ago
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    Nash OeNash Oe23 days ago

    Moritz F.Moritz F.23 days ago
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    Legendary gamer13Legendary gamer1324 days ago
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    Keyan SharerKeyan Sharer24 days ago
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    58MB58MB25 days ago
  • How many times Curry had made made a 3 ⬇️

    TheSlipperyPug.TheSlipperyPug.25 days ago
  • man this last play by Russ was stupid this is exactly why the never advanced further in PO Russ is an amazing player a machine a HoF probably but he doesn't have that high IQ a PG should have play like this one costs a lot for his team cuz this game if played properly and smarter they should never lost this game to win the chip you need maturity and IQ it's a must

    Mister MagicMister Magic25 days ago
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    AnxxieAnxxie28 days ago
  • Currys the goat dam bang bang

    AshBy yAshBy y29 days ago
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    Charlie Boy7110Charlie Boy711029 days ago
  • Look at curry man baller🏀🔥

    Luke BeswickLuke Beswick29 days ago
  • Steph is the best player of the decade...

    Adriano Jr. RabuyaAdriano Jr. Rabuya29 days ago

    jbbiggyboi210jbbiggyboi210Month ago
  • i witnessed this and was very sad bc OKC was my team 😕

    Faded 2kFaded 2kMonth ago
  • Once in my basketball class two people were defending me end it was hard to shoot but I still made a far shot

    Goat of LegendsGoat of LegendsMonth ago
  • I seen dropped air balls after her became successful..he his good.but air

    Mr. MouseMr. MouseMonth ago
  • He became what?

    MinciuMinciuMonth ago

    Pack Magic MTGPack Magic MTGMonth ago
  • Look at curry man...

    Jamie BondegaJamie BondegaMonth ago
  • Lil curry kid couldn't even carry larry birds shoes. Greatest shooter of all time bull 💩. Lmao

    the ravnhardt3the ravnhardt3Month ago
  • Curry isn’t and never will be the best shooter in nba history

    Nehemiah WilliamsNehemiah WilliamsMonth ago

    terrance howellterrance howellMonth ago
  • 6:43 Legend has it Clay is still waiting for that pass.

    Riya And Ray PlayRiya And Ray PlayMonth ago
  • He was before

    Dishier IDK FNDishier IDK FNMonth ago
  • I could only imagine just before Stephen curry was relevant people were saying “That stephen curry guy is actually pretty good”

    CordovaCordovaMonth ago
  • BANG!! BANG!!

    Ronald CrawfordRonald CrawfordMonth ago

    Hassam ButtHassam ButtMonth ago
  • Greatest shooter in NBA will always be kobe.. period

    aki hiroaki hiroMonth ago
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    Carter CarterCarter CarterMonth ago
  • Beast all dY

    Darryl JohnsonDarryl JohnsonMonth ago

    Joey StephensJoey StephensMonth ago
  • GOAT 3pt shooter

    Ayden personAyden personMonth ago
  • Yes Curry is the greatest shooter of all time

    Zaul JerezZaul JerezMonth ago

    Stefan HallStefan HallMonth ago
  • Bang bang

    Anthony AveniAnthony AveniMonth ago
  • Reggie Miller was ridiculous. His time, the 3 pointer was irrelevant. And he’s STILL an argument for the best shooter.. look at the “attempts made”... this day in age, absolutely Steph is the greatest shooter. But it’s so difficult to compare.

    Ryan ThoitsRyan ThoitsMonth ago
  • BANG BANG!!!!

    Hendrix King DaizHendrix King DaizMonth ago
  • It's a pisces thang that's y Curry the best 😂😂😂

    A Picses ThangA Picses ThangMonth ago
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    Terry BrooksTerry BrooksMonth ago
  • BANG!! BANG!! Thats funny i was literally going to comment that then the end of the video said to do it like it read my

    harold langeharold langeMonth ago
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    MatiMatiMonth ago
  • 27,000 threes... No wonder I find this league boring AF.

    jaymtl79jaymtl79Month ago
  • You forgot about Kobe 😖🤬

    Jackie AbdoJackie AbdoMonth ago
  • YES

    Shaun CampbellShaun CampbellMonth ago