Ray Allen’s 18-year career officially came to an end Tuesday, and according to Stephen Curry, Allen is the G.O.A.T. shooter.

Curry, the two-time defending NBA MVP, cites Ray’s longevity as what separates him from the pack.

Allen swished a League record 2,973 three-pointers, made ten All-Star teams and won two championships:

“To me, he’s the greatest shooter ever because of his longevity,” Curry told ESPN of the future Hall of Famer’s career. “He did it year-to-year and he got up on his shot. That’s what made him different. He was a special player.”

 

When Curry’s father, Dell Curry, played for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1999-98 campaign, Allen would challenge the 10-year-old Curry to shooting contests. […] “Those were fun times,” Stephen Curry said.

 

Last week Curry became the fastest player to knock down 1,600 3-pointers, achieving the mark in 497 games. Allen previously held the record at 693 games. With good health, Curry, at 1,610 treys made, has a legitimate shot at surpassing Allen to become the all-time leader. […] “He gives me something to shoot for,” Curry said to ESPN. “That’s a goal of mine.”

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