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Stephen Curry Becomes 1st Player Ever to Hit 250 3-Pointers in Multiple Seasons

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Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2014

Making history is becoming a habit for Stephen Curry.

In 2012-13, he set the record for threes made in a single season. He's taken down two more during 2013-14, hitting the most threes in a two-season span and becoming the only player in NBA history to knock down 250 treys in more than one season:

The former happened on March 16 in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers, when he hit his 479th three over the last two years. The latter happened Sunday against, yep, the Trail Blazers. 

What's truly remarkable about Curry is the fact that he is taking so many threes and still knocking down a very high percentage. Generally, volume and efficiency have a hard time coexisting in basketball. But Curry's an exception.

He's one of four players in league history who's taken more than five three-point attempts a game while shooting over 40 percent from that range. He leads that group in percentage:

 

 Per GameShooting
Player3PA3P%
Stephen Curry6.1.439
Klay Thompson5.8.411
Peja Stojakovic5.5.401
Ray Allen5.7.400
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/13/2014.

 

Curry and Damian Lillard are the only two players in league history who have averaged more than six three-point attempts per game. Curry's career percentage is 5.9 points higher than Lillard's.

As a shooter, Curry is truly one of a kind, in a league of his own; you get the picture. 

Even though he's just 26 and has only been in the game for five seasons, the numbers he's putting up would suggest he's the best shooter we've ever seen. 

The league's best scorer and likely MVP Kevin Durant said as much in January:

Curry will get the opportunity to use his unparalleled skill in the postseason for the second year in a row, looking for another first-round upset.

Whatever team has the misfortune of facing him better hope he doesn't get on one of his streaks. When that happens, Golden State is hard to beat, regardless of who's favored.

 

Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.

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