Golden State Warriors’ history is officially divided between before and after Stephen Curry.
The Davidson product — who was often an afterthought for the franchise — has constantly beat the odds and overcome adversity to reach NBA stardom.
Curry’s legend in the Bay area just got a little bigger last night, as he topped the all-time great Wilt Chamberlain as the franchise’s leader in field goals made (7,222), and it’s not every day that you get to pass one of the most dominant players of all-time.
So, when asked about his feelings about this incredible milestone, the former seventh-overall pick had an answer for the ages:
“It means I’m getting old!” he jokingly said. “That’s special. I think everybody who breaks a Wilt record feels a certain type of way because there’s certain ones that nobody’s going to touch. But definitely blessed to have 14 years representing Dub Nation, putting up a lot of shots. Thankfully a lot of them are going in. That’s pretty cool, though, definitely one to celebrate.”
What does it mean to Steph to break another Wilt Chamberlain record?
"It means I'm getting old." 😂 pic.twitter.com/8AhT29IQPT
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2023
Old or not, Curry is aging like a fine wine, and he’s almost a lock to lead the Warriors in almost every offensive stat once it’s all said and done.
Steph was already the franchise’s leader in turnovers, field goal attempts, free-throw percentage, games, triples, three-pointers attempted, field goal missed, steals, assists, points, win shares, offensive win shares, value over replacement, and ranks second in minutes played.
It’s crazy to think that the Warriors almost traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut, but they passed on the deal because they weren’t sure about his ankles.
Now, he’s a four-time NBA Champion, the only unanimous MVP in NBA history, the greatest shooter to ever live, and one of the greatest point guards and scorers to ever lace them up.
But yeah, he’s getting old, indeed, so let’s enjoy him and his game while we still can.NEXT: Steve Kerr Comments On Rumors Of Bob Myers' Future