Steph Curry Says Ray Allen Is The ‘greatest shooter ever’
The Golden State Warriors three-point assassin Stephen Curry dropped 23 points in the third quarter last night in their double-digit win over the Portland Trail Blazer, but that didn’t mean he didn’t take time to pay tribute to a legend of his craft.
Curry believes Ray Allen, the all-time three point leader is the best to ever do it behind the arc.
“To me, he’s the greatest shooter ever because of his longevity,” Curry told ESPN of the future Hall of Famer’s career. “He did it year-to-year and he got up on his shot. That’s what made him different. He was a special player.”
Allen announced his retirement on Tuesday, he leaves the game with the NBA-record 2,973 threes during his 18-year career which helped him win two NBA titles and go to 10-time All-Star.
Curry, who is the only current player that can challenge Allen’s record learned from the best. When he was 10 years old, while his father, Dell Curry was with the Milwaukee Bucks with Allen during the 1999-98 sesaon, Allen would challenge the young Steph to shooting contests.
Last week Curry became the fastest player to hit 1,600 3-pointers, he did so in just 497 games — Allen previously held the record at 693 games
Curry spoke on beating Allen’s record.
“He gives me something to shoot for,” Curry said to ESPN. “That’s a goal of mine.”