Skip to main content

Is Stephen Curry The Greatest Shooter Of All Time In The NBA?

Steph-Curry

Although Warriors 'Baby-Faced Assassin' had a subpar season almost recording career lows in the number of games (51; he recorded 26 in 2011-12) and three-point percentage (42.3%; he shot 41.1% during the 2016-17 season) he still remains undisputed ruler of NBA shooting statistical lists:

- this season he led the League with amazing 67.5% true shooting percentage improving his league-best from the last year (66.9%) - he is the most accurate three-point shooter among all active players (43.6%) and 4th in the NBA history (43.6%)

- he is the most accurate free-throw shooter this season (92.1%), among all active players (90.3%) and 3rd in the NBA history (90.3%)

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

So far, during the Western Conference finals clash with the rising Houston Rockets, Steph wasn't his usual self, making just 15 out of 46 three-point attempts, which amounts for subpar 32.6%. But over the years he has regularly shown the tendency to rise to the occasion.

Also, in case you forgot, Steph's regular-season three-point total each of his recent seasons outnumbers the three-point total of the most NBA teams throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Already next season, if Curry knocks down 154 triples, which should be subpar for a player who hit 166 triples already in his rookie campaign, he should jump on the 3rd place of the prestigious NBA all-time three-point field goal list, trailing only Ray Allen (2973) and Reggie Miller (2560).

Moreover, having the ability to knock down the jumper from the distances beyond 26 feet from the basket, he is the main reason why the League front office is strongly considering to introduce the four-point line, most likely at the 28-30 feet distance from the basket.

Marjan Crnogaj is BN contributor and the author of the book ‘Drazen – The Years of the Dragon’ which can be found here.

Shaquille O’Neal speaking on the Ime Udoka scandal - “I was a serial cheater…I did it. I was the best at it”

Shaquille O’Neal speaking on the Ime Udoka scandal -“I was a serial cheater…I did it. I was the best at it”

O'Neal labeled himself as a serial cheater and explained how his foolish actions from earlier in his life ended up being one of the worst decisions he made

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, guard Jrue Holiday, and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks to host youth programs as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games

Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will be the first NBA teams to play in Abu Dhabi

Phoenix Suns' forward Jae Crowder defending Chicago Bulls' star DeMar DeRozan

Can the Chicago Bulls make a trade for disgruntled Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder?

Find out if the Chicago Bulls can acquire disgruntled Phoenix Suns small forward, Jae Crowder.

Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan with Lonzo Ball

Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan bracing for the entire season without Lonzo Ball

The Bulls are preparing themselves to be competitive while they wait on the health of starting guard Lonzo Ball. Here's what their head coach had to say about the matter.

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd

"You can't say, 'This is the way I would do it'" — Jason Kidd explains why he never forced his players to emulate his playing style

Kidd's experience on the Lakers coaching staff has proven to be extrememly valuable in his evolution as a coach.

Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon

Greg Anthony singles out the most underrated part of Hakeem Olajuwon's on-court skillset

Everyone praises Hakeem's footwork. Greg Anthony praised his God-given instincts for the game.

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham and general manager Rob Pelinka

How the Los Angeles Lakers could take advantage of the NBA's new rule

The new NBA rule could benefit the Lakers if they implement a run-and-gun system.