Last week, point guard Stephen Curry achieved one of the most important individual milestones of his NBA career, beating Ray Allen and becoming the player with the most 3-pointers in league history.
After his recent performance against the Phoenix Suns, he has 2,999 triples and it is almost a fact that he will become the first player to reach 3,000. However, many fans are already speculating about his chances of going for 4,000 or 5,000 3-pointers for the rest of his career.
Several factors will play a role in the Warriors star’s ability to extend his 3-point record to such a level, but the most important is consistency. As of today, he is in his 13th season and is playing the best basketball of his career, but with the passage of time it is very likely that his level will decline.
Curry has the ability to score between 250 and 350 3-pointers per season, as he has shown on a regular basis since 2015. This would give him on average just over three seasons to surpass the 4,000 3-pointers made, something not far-fetched, considering that in terms of physical condition is in optimal condition.
It will only remain to see how the best shooter of all time remains with the passing of the years, but if there is a player with the ability to leave the bar higher in terms of triples scored, that is Stephen Curry.