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Stephen Curry on Ray Allen: 'Greatest shooter ever'

NBA.com Staff

On any given night you can flip on the channel where the Golden State are playing and see Stephen Curry make another shot that practically defies description.

On any given day you can scan the Internet and find another opponent saying Curry is unique as an offensive weapon.

But when it comes to wearing the mantle of greatest shooter of all time, Curry himself defers to the just-retired Ray Allen, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com:

“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 1998-99 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.

It’s on Curry’s radar.

“He gives me something to shoot for,” Curry said to ESPN. “That’s a goal of mine.”

Curry set the single season record for 3-pointers made with 286 in 2014-15, then came right back and smashed it last season by making 402.

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