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How Barnes says Steph can become a top-5 all-time NBA player

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Steph Curry has made more 3-pointers than any player in NBA history, and likely will add hundreds more to the record before he hangs up his sneakers.

Former Warrior and NBC Sports California analyst Matt Barnes believes that if Steph can capture another championship and push his 3-point record well out of reach before he retires, the guard has to be considered among the five greatest players in NBA history.

"When it's all said and done, Steph definitely has an opportunity to be a top-five player in the history of the game," Barnes told Grant Liffmann on the Dubs Talk podcast.

Barnes also explained that he believes Wilt Chamberlain's elusive single-game scoring record of 100 points might end up being more attainable than someone eventually passing Curry for all-time made 3-pointers.

Curry passed Ray Allen's 2,973 3-pointers made record in the Warriors' Dec. 14 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Allen was on hand and took in the emotional moment after Curry officially broke the record.

If Curry can end his career with four or possibly even five championships, as well as potentially add a third NBA MVP trophy, it will be hard to dispute that he belongs in the pantheon alongside Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among other all-time greats.

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The good news for Warriors fans is that Curry doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, so there will be plenty more wonderful moments from the star guard before he calls it a career. 

 

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