It’s been over five years since Kevin Durant upended the NBA and left Oklahoma City to sign with the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry. Durant left the Bay Area two and a half years ago to join the Brooklyn Nets, but the impact that he had on the Warriors will never be forgotten.
On Tuesday night, New York City got to witness a record being broken at Madison Square Garden … as well as Durant recording a triple-double to lead a shorthanded Nets team to victory at Barclays Center.
But more importantly, Curry is now the all-time 3-point record holder, surpassing Ray Allen’s 2,973 made threes. He knocked down number 2,974 with a little over seven minutes left to play in the first quarter against the Knicks. It was a picture-perfect moment at the world’s most famous arena.
KD didn’t get to witness Curry setting the new record because he was too busy being one of Brooklyn’s eight players in a matchup against Toronto. But after the Nets beat the Raptors in overtime, Durant congratulated his former teammate on Twitter.
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant wants Steph Curry to send him a Rolex.
That seems innocent, right? KD and Curry won two titles together with Golden State, so of course, he’s going to recognize the impact the sharpshooter has had on the history of the game.
In a nice gesture after the Warriors beat New York, Curry gifted engraved Rolex watches to teammates Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green for the role that they played in assisting his 3-point shots.
Green has the highest number of assists on Curry’s 3-pointers and he’s followed by Iguodala, but then there’s Durant with 153 … good for third on that list. That’s more than Klay Thompson’s 129, and it was confirmed that Thompson is getting a watch from Curry although he wasn’t there to see him set the record live.
KD took notice of that, and is understandably wondering where his Rolex is at.
Ummm, Curry, we think that you forgot about a certain someone. Rollies for the boys, please.
KD had a good excuse for not being able to make it to Manhattan to watch the game, but he’ll have an opportunity on Jan. 29 to receive his Rolex from Curry in person when the Nets play the Warriors at the Chase Center.