The greatest shooter of all time made sure that reputation and record book included the All-Star Game.
Stephen Curry left a slew of broken records in Cleveland after scoring a game-high 50 and winning All-Star MVP honors in Team LeBron’s 163-160 victory over Team Durant. The Warriors superstar guard set new marks for the most 3-pointers in an All-Star quarter (6), half (8) and game (16) while also passing James Harden on the midseason classic’s total made 3s list (39).
Steph Curry is the #NBAAllStar Game Kobe Bryant MVP pic.twitter.com/xZn1FFUENF
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 21, 2022
Born in Akron, Ohio, Curry made his own homecoming a spectacle few will forget. His second quarter alone was memorable, a vintage barrage with six makes from downtown that helped him set the single-quarter and half records.
That proved merely the warmup.
The peak of Curry’s performance occurred in the third quarter, when the league’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made drilled a dizzying five tries from deep in 128 seconds. The eight-time All-Star had the incredulous Cleveland crowd buzzing before and after every shot.
The stretch saw Curry snap the All-Star Game record with his 13th trey and as the regular-season record with his 15th — all before the third quarter was over.
Curry’s performance was motivated by charity as much as showmanship. Per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, the Ohio-born superstar was set to donate $1,000 for every point he scored, $3,000 for every 3 he made, and $10,000 if he won All-Star MVP honors, all to the Cleveland Metro School District.
Stephen Curry plans to raise money for the Cleveland Metro School District through his #NBAAllStar stats:
• $1,000 for every point
• $3,000 for every 3-pointer
• $10,000 if he wins ASG MVP
Curry Brand is also providing @PositiveCoachUS training to every CMSD hoop coach. pic.twitter.com/05CMQhJjGL
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) February 20, 2022
Curry, who earlier this season passed Ray Allen for first on the all-time made 3s list, was honored as a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team at halftime of Sunday’s All-Star Game.