LeBron James can’t wait to see Steph Curry break Hall of Famer Ray Allen’s record for making three-pointers.
Curry managed to drill six threes against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, pulling his career total to 2,964,10 shy of Allen’s record.
When asked about his thoughts on Curry’s impending milestone after the Lakers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, LeBron James showered the Warriors guard with praise.
He said the fact that he even thought Curry might break Allen’s record vs. Portland exemplifies Steph’s unmatched greatness from downtown.
LeBron James Talks About Curry And Looks At Him With Admiration
“First of all, the fact that the other night, when they played, we were really tracking to see if he could make 16 threes — it just lets you know how freaking amazing he is,” LeBron James said.
“If there’s one guy in NBA history that can make 16 threes, it’s Steph Curry. I’m literally sitting there doing the calculations in my head. I’m like, ’16. OK, I know he’s made 12 a few times. Well, if there’s someone that can do it, it’ll be him.’ That just lets you know how incredible he is.”
James was also asked if one particular Steph shot sticks out in his mind, and, while sitting in the Thunder’s press room, brought up Curry’s legendary double-bang dagger from 2016.
“Secondly, the one thing that sticks out in my mind…is really that shot he made here (in OKC). He pulled up from 38, 39, 40 feet and drained that thing. And obviously, we had so many great battles. He hit so many big-time shots and buckets against us. Obviously, he’s been phenomenal his whole career.”