NBA’s new 3-point king: Player reaction to Steph Curry surpassing Ray Allen with 2,974 3s

With two 3s Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry passed Ray Allen on the NBA’s all-time 3-point list to move into the top spot.

The NBA has been on Curry watch since Wednesday, Dec. 8, when the Warriors hosted the Portland Trail Blazers and Curry was 16 3s shy of the record. Ahead of that game, Curry said he was going for Allen’s record, as well as teammate Klay Thompson’s record for most 3s in a game at 14.

Six days and three games later, Curry finally passed Allen at Madison Square Garden.

Barely a minute into the game, Curry tied Allen’s record with his first shot of the night. He hit his 2,974th career 3 with 7:33 to go in the first quarter with a 28-foot jumper.

Allen was in the crowd and congratulated Curry with a hug as the game stopped to allow fans and teammates to celebrate the moment with the NBA’s newest newest 3-point leader.

Prior to the game, Allen took to social media to reflect on the moment he passed Reggie Miller for the top spot, and share his excitement on being there to officially pass the torch to Curry.

And with Curry’s record-breaking shot, more NBA players took to social media to congratulate Curry on his latest milestone.

While Curry’s parents were in attendance, along with Davidson College head coach Bob McKillop, his brother, Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry, shared his congratulations online.

Pure. Joy.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James congratulated Curry, along with Lakers legend Magic Johnson.

Just landed in Dallas to see @StephenCurry30 broke the record and to make it even doper he did it in the GARDEN!! WOW CONGRATS BROTHER!! INCREDIBLE πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Other players around the league celebrated Curry’s spot among the greatest in NBA history.

This is crazy man.. literally a GAME CHANGER! Wow!!! Congrats @StephenCurry30

NBA players weren’t the only ones to take notice of Curry’s record-breaking night.

Congratulations to @StephenCurry30! Changed the game forever🐐

Now that the record is broken, Orlando Magic sharpshooter Terrence Ross is asking the one question that still needs an answer.

Real question is, how many three will he end up with? πŸ€”

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