Nets' Kevin Durant Congratulates 'The God' Stephen Curry on 3-Point Record

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVDecember 15, 2021

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 5: Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the 2017 Global Games - China on October 5, 2017 at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China. 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 2017 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant led his own team to a victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday and then congratulated a former teammate for making history:

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5

2974…more on the way. <br><br>Congrats to the God <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StephenCurry30</a>

Stephen Curry entered Tuesday's game between his Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks needing two three-pointers to break Ray Allen's career record of 2,973 made shots from beyond the arc.

He wasted no time doing just that with multiple three-pointers in the first quarter.

Durant wasn't the only notable player to congratulate Curry, as many across the league, including LeBron James and Chris Paul, reacted to the moment:

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”₯

Chris Paul @CP3

History!! Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StephenCurry30</a>!! πŸ™πŸΎβœŠπŸΎ

Allen was also in attendance at Madison Square Garden and congratulated Curry during a ceremony honoring the sharpshooter's accomplishment.

Durant and Curry were teammates on the Warriors for three seasons from 2016-17 through 2018-19 and helped the team reach the NBA Finals in each of those campaigns. Golden State won two championships during that time and may have won all three if Durant didn't suffer an Achilles injury in the 2019 Finals against the Raptors.