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This Should Put Steph's 3-Point Shooting In Proper Perspective

Larry Legend has nothing on Chef Curry.
Stephen Curry (left) and Larry Bird (right) are two of the greatest three-point shooters in league history.
Stephen Curry (left) and Larry Bird (right) are two of the greatest three-point shooters in league history.

Larry Bird was no slouch from behind the arc. For his career, the Boston Celtics legend shot threes at a 37.6 percent clip, and his efficiency spiked a few years into his professional play, when he found his NBA sea legs. By some pundits’ estimation, Bird can even be ranked among the top long-range shooters of all time. Larry loved to embarrass opponents from behind the arc. Remember this three-point shootout? 

All of which makes the statistic that ESPN's Tom Haberstroh just tweeted out all the more mind-blowing.

While Curry drilled 286 triples in his 2014-2015 campaign, in just 20 games thus far this year he’s already hit 102 -- meaning that, if he keeps shooting at this clip, he’ll have tallied roughly 410 made threes on the year before the playoffs even tip off. 

At the rate that Curry’s going, the league’s annals will be smattered with his name by the time he calls it quits. Sorry, Bird, and everyone else.

 

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