In the 2020-21 NBA season, Steph Curry went ahead of Reggie Miller on the career 3-point record list to sit behind just one sharpshooter. On Tuesday night, he should finally take the crown from Ray Allen with just two more 3-pointers needed against the New York Knicks.
And once again, Miller will be a part of history.
Miller, who nailed 2,560 3-pointers over his 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers, was on the call for TNT when Allen took the record from him in 2011. With his second 3-pointer of the night, Allen broke the record against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden when he was a member of the Boston Celtics.
On Tuesday night, Miller again will serve as a color analyst for TNT during the Warriors' game against the Knicks, which also will be broadcast on NBC Sports Bay Area, with "Warriors Pregame Live" starting at 3:30 p.m.
When Allen broke his record, Miller made sure to show him plenty of love. While a Laker shot free throws following the historic 3, Miller leaned over the scorer's table and dapped up Allen.
"I'm just so happy for him, because this is one of the best guys," Miller said on the broadcast after seeing his record fall. "He's so humble, he's so giving, he's a great family man -- I'm excited."
When Curry passed Miller on the all-time 3-point list, he congratulated him by tweeting, "I’ve had the best seat in the house in calling a lot of your games." He even hopped on Zoom for Curry's postgame press conference.
"Congratulations," Miller told Curry. "This is an unbelievable achievement. But the work is not done. I know you are chasing Ray, but you are an inspiration to so many little ones, like mine. I'm just so proud of all the work because I know what goes into that. I know the countless hours when it's easy to go hang with your boys, hit the clubs, sleep, do other things, but you're in the lab getting your work done.
"There are sacrifices that come with that and the blend that you have with your family and basketball and Dub Nation, the Millers are very proud of you."
Miller likely will have plenty of praise to rain down on Curry again at Madison Square Garden, and just like Draymond Green, Reggie believes that Steph is far from done.
"At one point, I didn't think anyone would get close to 2,900," Miller said to Curry in an upcoming interview. "Now I'm starting to think Stephen is going to shatter this record."
With two more 3-pointers, Curry will have 2,974 for his career, and many, many more to come.