Steph Curry passed Wilt Chamberlain for the Warriors’ all-time scoring record (17,783 points) on Monday night against Denver, scoring 21 points in the first quarter to further cement his place as a franchise icon.
“To be anywhere near him in any record book or now be on top, it’s surreal and it’s wild,” Curry said after the game. “If you grow up in the game of basketball and you hear [Chamberlain’s] name, you know it’s something extremely special, no matter what it is.”
Curry finished the historic night with 53 points in the Warriors’ 116-107 win over the Nuggets, marking his third 50-point game of the season. Curry joins Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, James Harden, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, and Rick Barry as the only players in NBA history to have scored 50 or more three times in a season in multiple seasons.
Steph Curry becomes the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer with 17,784 career points 👏 pic.twitter.com/89fPN4RDm8
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 13, 2021
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He’s now the all-time leading scorer in Warriors history, passing Wilt Chamberlain 👏 pic.twitter.com/3nYqrHEs8t
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 13, 2021