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Bonds compares Steph's record pursuit to home run chase

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Bay Area sports fans, consider yourself lucky. 

You have witnessed some of the greatest moments in sports history. You've cheered on some of the greatest players to have ever played. And most of you have experienced enough championship celebrations to last you multiple lifetimes. 

Warriors superstar Steph Curry, who was already an all-time great, made history Tuesday night, passing Ray Allen on the NBA's career 3-point shooting list. Curry's latest achievement further solidifies what has been one of, if not the greatest decade of Bay Area sports ever.

Two years prior to Curry's NBA debut on Oct. 28, 2009, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds had claimed a record of his own, launching his 756th home run to right-center field at (then) AT&T Park, crowing him baseball's all-time home run leader. 

The Home Run King joined NBC Sports Bay Area's "Warriors Postgame Live" to discuss Curry's record-breaking night and what was an important lesson he learned while pursuing a record of his own.

"Well, mostly it's just trying to stay focused because there are so many things going on around you," Bonds told Bonta Hill, Chris Mullin and Dorell Wright. "Everyone wants to know when it's going to happen, everyone wants to know everything about it. Most of the time you're just trying to stay grounded and stay focused.

"You know it's something that's a possibility because you have time, Steph [Curry] has time because the season is still going on. But at the same time, you've got mixed feelings, sometimes you're like 'God I want to get this over with now so that everybody can calm down,' you want to try and make sure your family is there, everyone can be there. Then at the same time, you're trying to stay grounded and focused with so many things that are going on around you."

 

Both Bonds and Curry -- who will add many more 3s to his total -- stand alone atop a list of two records that might never be broken again.

"I understand what Steph is going through, but it's a great accomplishment," Bonds added. "He deserves it. It's unbelievable, it's awesome."

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Bonds and Curry will go down as two of the greatest athletes in their respective sports, and Bay Area icons that generations of kids have idolized. 

Oh, and they're both deserving Hall of Famers.