No record in the NBA falls on its own, as the teammates around the record-breaking player need to get that guy open, pass him the ball, clear the way for a rebound and more.
Stephen Curry apparently kept that in mind last night as he surpassed Ray Allen on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list.
After the game, Curry — who finished with 22 points and went 5-for-14 on 3-pointers in a 105-96 win vs. New York — gifted Rolexes to longtime teammates Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. In the video, Curry can be overheard thanking Green and Iguodala for their roles alongside him through the years as both Green and Iguodala sported shirts with Curry’s image and “Road Record Tour” on the back.
— Dominique Collins (@dominique_mpc) December 15, 2021
Green has played with Curry since 2012-13 and has played a vital role in setting screens and working as a playmaker to get Curry open for the 2,977 career 3-pointers he’s made. Iguodala played for the Warriors from 2013-19 and was a part of their championship runs before returning to the team in the offseason after two seasons away.
“Steph is the best to ever shoot a basketball and we get the opportunity to go to work with him every day and it’s a very special thing,” Green said after the game, per The Associated Press.
Green and Iguodala were not the only ones praised for their work in helping Curry to his milestone. After the game, Curry received an ice-chest shower from his teammates in the locker room, then donned a special hat with “2977” on the front and offered up these words to his teammates:
“This is a career milestone because of everybody that I got to suit up with, everyone that set screens for me, everybody that passed me the ball, everybody that believed in our offense and believed in winning and the process.”
A night that will live forever in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/mqSd0J8CnA
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 15, 2021
Lastly, former Curry teammate and Warriors star Kevin Durant got in on the fun as well and was looking for a gift, too. Durant, who played with Curry on the Warriors from 2016-19, tweeted out a screengrab from the TNT broadcast of last night’s game. In it was a graphic showing the teammates to most assist on Curry’s 3-pointers — Durant ranks third — with a comment of “Send the Rollie”.
Send the Rollie https://t.co/MSiqy1UZp1
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2021
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.