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Lakers' LeBron James Congratulates Steph Curry on NBA 3-Point Record: 'INCREDIBLE'

Doric SamDecember 15, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors on October 19, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry broke the all-time NBA record with his 2,974th three-pointer in the first quarter of Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks.

One of Curry's longtime rivals was the first to offer him congratulations online, as LeBron James took to Twitter to give him his well-deserved praise.

LeBron James @KingJames

Just landed in Dallas to see <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StephenCurry30</a> broke the record and to make it even doper he did it in the GARDEN!! WOW CONGRATS BROTHER!! INCREDIBLE πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

When James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he faced off against Curry and the Warriors in the NBA Finals in four straight seasons from 2014-15 to 2017-18. Curry helped lead Golden State to three titles, while James and the Cavs were able to steal one in 2016 in one of the greatest finals of all time.

Despite their on-court rivalry, Curry and James share a mutual respect. Both of them were born in Akron, Ohio, and have spoken positively about one another in the past.