Stephen Curry has created history. The Golden State Warriors player helped his team win over Oklahoma City Thunder with his three pointers.
His 3-pointer from beyond a distance of 30 feet with 0.6 seconds left in overtime gave his team a 121-118 win over Thunder on Saturday night. Stephen Curry now shares space with Kobe Bryant and Doneyll Marshall for a record three pointers made in one game in NBA history.
“Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I am, so it’s not like I’m calibrating in my head, all right, 38 feet, 37, 36,” he said, reports FOX Sports.
“Just literally, you’ve got a sense of — I’ve shot the shot plenty of times, you’re coming across halfcourt and timing up your dribbles, and you want to shoot before the defense goes in. And that was pretty much my only thought.”
Curry finished the game with 46 points. His winning shot was his 12th 3-pointer.
“Everybody in this locker room, we’ve seen him practice from that range every day. He’s got the greatest range I’ve ever seen. He makes it look so effortless,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said.
Even Curry is surprised at his feat. “I never would have thought at this point in the season I would be closing in on 300 and all that kind of stuff,” he explained.
“That doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve always tried to push the envelope and keep getting better, but a lot has to go right to get to this point.”
Stephen’s fellow players were quick to congratulate him on Twitter.
“@StephenCurry30 needs to stop it man!! He’s ridiculous man! Never before seen someone like him in the history of ball!,” Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James tweeted.
@StephenCurry30 needs to stop it man!! He's ridiculous man! Never before seen someone like him in the history of ball!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 28, 2016
“If @StephenCurry30’s game winning 3-pointer doesn’t prove he’s the greatest shooter we’ve ever seen, I don’t know what will!,” Magic Johnson posted.
If @StephenCurry30's game winning 3-pointer doesn't prove he's the greatest shooter we've ever seen, I don't know what will!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 28, 2016
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Stephen Curry