Steph Curry has passed a familiar face as he continues his ascension up the NBA's all-time leaderboards, and he did it in style.
On a circus 22-foot hook shot against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, Curry tied Chris Mullin with for 78th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 17,911. Curry got fouled on the incredible shot and passed Mullin with the free throw.
Curry finished the first half at TD Garden with 22 points and appears well on his way to a 10th straight 30-point game.
Steph already has claimed his place atop several of the Warriors' franchise records this season, passing Guy Rodgers to become the all-time assist leader in mid-March, and flying past Wilt Chamberlain on April 12 as the Warriors' all-time leading scorer.
Mullin is fifth on the Warriors' scoring list (16,325 points) but also played a trio of seasons late in his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers.
Steph got a special shout out from Mullin in the Zoom press conference following his 53-point outburst against the Denver Nuggets to pass Chamberlain.
"On [behalf] of all the former players you put in your rearview mirror, I want to congratulate you on becoming the Warriors' franchise all-time leading scorer," Mullin told Curry after the Warriors' win over the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center. "Just an amazing accomplishment and milestone, one of many you've already accomplished in your NBA historic career. But yet, passing Wilt Chamberlain is just an amazing milestone.
"I've watched you from Day 1, and it's just been a pleasure and a joy to watch you. So congratulations, of course, but more importantly, I want to thank you for the way you've done it. The things you're able to do on the basketball court, your work ethic, your discipline and your dedication is unmatched. Your fitness is level, which just takes time, and true leadership. Your appreciation of your teammates -- you bring so much joy and happiness to the world. It's so appreciated. So I just want to say thank you for that.
"And probably maybe more importantly, Steph: Your humility, your integrity, your class and your grace -- the way you carry yourself on and off the court -- [makes you] a true role model for young and old. So really, just wanna say congratulations and thank you for being you, Steph Curry."
Steph will need 29 more points in order to leap Lou Hudson for 77th on the list.