Stephen Curry is the face of the Golden State Warriors. Steph became 1st all-time to reach 500 three-pointers made in the postseason. Additionally, he has done so faster than one can expect. Steph has lived and died by the three-point line. Therefore this record speaks to his success.
Curry achieving this feat is no small matter. It shows how this game has changed. Steph and his style forced coaches and players in the league to change their offensive style. The three-pointer has less accuracy than a mid-range shot or a layup.
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Basketball has changed over the years. The NBA was initially dominated by big men. However, with the coming of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, the league slowly became guard-oriented. The style of basketball evolved as teams utilized more high screens, rotations, and mismatches.
The Three-pointers changed the most in the NBA. It is innately easier to shoot a three-pointer on the body as opposed to driving to the rim. Additionally, guards and smaller players have always been better at shooting the ball, especially from a distance.
Steph entered the league and instantly began displaying his prowess and abilities. However, the postseason is different. Taking careless, shots could cost a team their season. Therefore Curry shot fewer threes in the playoffs compared to the season. Additionally, Steph has only made the playoffs 8 times in his career.
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Thankfully Steph was in his prime during those years. This is how Steph managed to make 500 three-pointers in 8 postseasons. LeBron has 432. However, he has had a much longer career and even made the playoffs for 13 straight years.
LeBron has made it to the playoffs 15 times in his NBA career. However, due to his playstyle, he made fewer threes than Curry. The next active player on the list is Klay Thompson. He is 27 three-pointers away from the King and is likely to surpass him as well.
Harden, Durant, and a few other active players also occupy the top 10. However, it is now almost undisputed that Stephen Curry has surpassed them all in terms of pure shooting. This is despite him having a relatively small and injury-prone career.