Stephen Curry joins the elite company of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players with 35 30-point games in their 12th season or later.
Unarguably, Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in the history of the game. Many believed that without the likes of his Splash Brother sharing the backcourt with him, he would have only a mediocre season.
However, Curry has been one of the best players in the league this past year. The 2-time MVP has been in tremendous red hot form breaking records on a nightly basis.
On this Thursday night, Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors hosted a young and helpless Oklahoma City Thunder team at the Chase Center. As one would expect it to be, the six-time NBA champions managed to grab an easy 118-97 win.
Yet again, Stephen Curry did some Stephen Curry things exploding for a 34-point and 7-assists game while knocking down 6 three-pointers from behind the arc. This incredible game-winning performance by the Warriors 7-time All-Star got himself in the record books yet again.
Stephen Curry joins Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan with 35 30-point games in their 12th season
Curry has had a historic month of April, knocking down an outstanding 96 three-pointers in one calendar month. The Warriors leader doesn’t seem to slow down any time soon. As Chef Curry exploded for a 36-point outburst against OKC, he registered his 35th 30+ point game of the season.
Steph joins two of the greatest players ever – Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players to record 35 30-point games in their 12th season later. That’s some elite company what the Baby Faced Assassin has put himself alongside.
Stephen Curry now has 35 30-point games in his 12th season.
The only players with more 30-point games in their 12th season or later are Michael Jordan (44) and Kobe Bryant (36). pic.twitter.com/KfZDAEjZZl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 7, 2021
The 33-year-old Curry has been playing out of his mind this season. The 6-foot-3 guard has made dropping a 30-piece seem pretty normal. While having the best year of his career, Steph is averaging a career-high (and league-best) 31.6 points per game alongside 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds while shooting an incredible 42.6% from the three-point line.
As the regular season approaches its end, Chef is looking to lead his team to the playoffs. Currently, at the 8th seed of the Western Conference, Steph and his Warriors will have to continue to fight hard to clinch a playoff spot.