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Steph recreates Wilt photo after setting Dubs' scoring record

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Wilt Chamberlain anniversary photo

Steph Curry has one of Wilt Chamberlain's records.

Now, he has a recreation of one of the legendary center's most iconic photos, too.

Curry surpassed Chamberlain on the Warriors' all-time scoring list Monday, setting a new franchise mark with 17,818 points (and counting). Golden State, fittingly, tweeted a side-by-side image of Curry reenacting the legendary photo of Chamberlain commemorating his 100-point game in 1962.

A lot has changed since Chamberlain crossed the century mark. Seriously, just imagine explaining to someone in 1962 that Curry would break Chamberlain's record thanks to a rule that didn't yet exist in the NBA -- the 3-point line -- and that Curry would recreate Chamberlain's photo using a black-and-white filter for a camera on a cellular telephone, an internet connection and a Twitter account.

If they didn't first ask why you were accosting them at all, they'd wonder just what in the hell you were talking about.

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Perhaps most remarkable of all? Even Curry, whose long-range shooting ability fundamentally changed the sport, probably won't ever break the single-game record that Chamberlain celebrated in that original photo.

Curry scored 53 points (on 14-of-24 shooting from the field, 10-of-18 from beyond the 3-point line and 15-of-16 from the free-throw line) to break Chamberlain's franchise record Monday. He played just shy of 36 minutes.

Chamberlain, meanwhile, played all 48 minutes on his 100-point night. The center shot 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 from the free-throw line. Curry has never attempted more than 33 field goals or 19 free throws in a single game.

 

Scoring 100 points in a game seems out of reach for Curry, let alone anyone else in the NBA. But with one of Chamberlain's hallowed marks now in his possession, why would Curry want to stop after Monday?

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