On This Day (March 14)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on March 14.
Stephen Curry’s Birthday
On this day in 1988, Stephen Curry was born in Akron, Ohio. A nine-time All-Star, two-time MVP, four-time NBA champion, and member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, Curry has career averages of 24.6 PPG and 6.5 APG in 869 games.
Curry holds the NBA records for most 3-pointers made in a season (402) and a career (3,331). There have been five seasons in NBA history in which a player made at least 300 3-pointers; Curry is responsible for four of them.
Curry has made at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 232 regular season games, the longest such streak in NBA history. He also owns the second-longest such regular season streak (157 games) and the longest such postseason streak (132).
Curry has 23 career games in which he’s made at least 10 3-pointers, by far the most such games in NBA history. Curry’s total equals that of the next five closest players combined:
23 — Stephen Curry
9 — Klay Thompson
5 — Damian Lillard
3 — JR Smith
3 — James Harden
3 — Zach LaVine
In 2015-16, Curry became the first (and still only) unanimous MVP Award winner in NBA history. He averaged 30.1 PPG that season, with shooting percentages of 50.4% from the field, 45.4% from 3-point range, and 90.8% from the free throw line. Curry is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 PPG while recording a 50/40/90 season. He’s also one of only two players to record a 50/45/90 season (Steve Nash, 2007-08).
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