Stephen Curry Ties Record for Consecutive Regular-Season Games with 3-Pointer

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 24, 2016

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 22:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is 27 years old and is already arguably the best shooter the NBA has ever seen.

Curry's prowess was on display again in Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat when he tied Kyle Korver's record of 127 straight regular-season games with a three-pointer in the first quarter.

Korver was key in helping the Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals last season, but Curry carried Golden State to a championship. The Warriors are front-runners to do so again largely thanks to the dynamic guard, whose squad was 50-5 entering Wednesday's game.

Even before the 2015-16 campaign began, one could have argued there's never been a player quite like Curry. His blend of ball-handling brilliance and shooting precision is simply remarkable.

Great as Curry was in guiding the Warriors to the Larry O'Brien Trophy, ESPN's Mike Greenberg had some recent analysis to reflect just how special he has been since:

Curry entered Wednesday averaging 29.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.2 steals per contest. He was shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from three-point range on a whopping 10.8 attempts from distance a night.

Bleacher Report's Chris Martin Palmer noted Curry is on pace to break another record—one of his own:

Asked in December by Time magazine's Sean Gregory whether he was the best player in the world, Curry had an interesting reply that's held true since:

In my mind, yes. That's how I have confidence out there that I can play at a high level every night. I don't get into debates, arguing with people about why I am versus somebody else. I feel like anybody who's at the level I'm trying to be at, if you don’t think that when you're on the floor, then you're doing yourself a disservice.

This latest record does nothing but confirm the notion Curry is the biggest basketball star on the planet at the moment. He's the catalyst for a team that appears almost unstoppable and figures to only stick together in the coming years to build a dynasty.

With the rise in the NBA salary cap on the horizon for next season, Golden State will have enough room to retain Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and some of its other marquee core members.

Although Thompson and Co. deserve credit for their high-quality play around Curry, the floor general is the one who's made the Warriors a must-see phenomenon.