In an effort to increase offense and make the NBA game more enjoyable for fans, in 1979, the NBA adopted the 3-point line. Over the past 35 years, fans have witnessed some truly legendary sharpshooters — Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr, Glen Rice, Peja Stojakovic, Kyle Korver — just to name a few. Of all the great shooters to emerge over the past 35 years, one has clearly separated himself from the pack.
After just six seasons in the NBA, Golden State Warriors long range specialist Steph Curry has already broken most 3-point records — and considering his age (27) Curry is on pace to shatter any 3-point record he doesn’t already own.
Curry’s versatility makes him virtually impossible to guard. He can get his shot in a variety of ways — off the dribble, off a screen, in transition. Although defenses tirelessly scheme to contain Curry and limit his shot attempts, his variety of moves and split-second release allow him to make shots that most players wouldn’t dare attempting.
Here are 5 reasons why Steph Curry is the best shooter in NBA history.