Three-point specialists can be among the most feared players on a basketball court due to their ability to quickly turn the tides in a close game or push one out of reach for good. But there are some three-point specialists who strike fear into basketball players and fans alike with a deadly accuracy that makes it more surprising when a shot misses than when it goes in.
In the past several seasons, that player has been the Golden State Warrior’s Stephen Curry. The clear choice for best pure shooter in the game today, Curry beat Ray Allen’s record for most 3-Pointers made in a season with 272 last year — three more than Allen’s 269 made in the 2005-2006 season with the Seattle SuperSonics. To most onlookers and basketball fans, Allen’s record seemed nearly unbreakable, but Curry’s mix of off-balance shots, deep threes, and stunning fade-aways means that Curry will keep gunning for records through his career. The only concern is whether Curry can stay healthy.
So, what are the all-time records for 3-Pointers made in a career? Well, taking a look at some of the top marks shows that Curry has a long, long way to go. Here are the eight all-time leaders in 3-Point field goals made throughout an NBA career.