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Stephen Curry showed once again that he might be the best 3-point shooter in the history of the NBA Saturday, February 27, in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
When the point guard sank a long range jumper from about 40 feet from the basket with 0.6 seconds left in overtime, he sealed a 121-118 win for the Golden State Warriors.
"What was that, 40 feet?" teammate Draymond Green asked. "That's absurd."
In the process Curry tied the record for the most 3-pointers made in a game with 12. He finished with 46 points.
"Honestly, I don't know exactly where I am, so it's not like I'm calibrating in my head, all right, 38 feet, 37, 36," Curry said after the game via the Associated Press. "Just literally, you've got a sense of — I've shot the shot plenty of times, you're coming across halfcourt and timing up your dribbles, and you want to shoot before the defense goes in. And that was pretty much my only thought."
The 27-year old's shooting process has left fellow players beyond impressed.
Steph curry best shooter ever— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay8) February 28, 2016
Are u kidding me :) unbelievable @StephenCurry30 is not human!!!— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) February 28, 2016
is this real life? — Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) February 28, 2016
He can't be human.— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 28, 2016
That boy steph somethin else lol— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 28, 2016
Curry is UNREAL!!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 28, 2016
@StephenCurry30 needs to stop it man!! He's ridiculous man! Never before seen someone like him in the history of ball!— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 28, 2016
If @StephenCurry30's game winning 3-pointer doesn't prove he's the greatest shooter we've ever seen, I don't know what will!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 28, 2016
Curry also raised the bar for the most shots made from beyond the arc in a season with 288, breaking his own NBA record.
"I never would have thought at this point in the season I would be closing in on 300 and all that kind of stuff," he said. "That doesn't make sense to me. I've always tried to push the envelope and keep getting better, but a lot has to go right to get to this point."
Do you think Curry is the best long range shooter to step onto an NBA court?