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.
Stephen Curry tells ESPN Ray Allen is greatest shooter' of all time and he gives him 'something to shoot for.' https://t.co/Z3PjatRV4d
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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.”