Combined distance traveled by 5,000+ career 3-pointers attempted by Stephen Curry during ten years of NBA games as compared to the distance from the earth to the moon.
Between 2012-13 and 2015-16, Stephen Curry led the NBA in three-pointers made during four consecutive seasons; with 272, 261, 286, and, 402 threes, respectively. On average, Curry stood 26.0 feet away from the basket in sinking these 1,221 three-pointers. So, over the course of those four regular seasons, the combined distance traveled by Curry’s made threes was 31,730’. For some context, that’s a distance longer than Mount Everest is high.
This animation was initially run as part of the Rotation on Fansided, “Warriors advance, near mountaintop.“
On May 20th 2019 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Steph Curry crossed midcourt guarded by his brother with 1:06 left in the first quarter – 8 dribbles and 53 steps later he nailed a 3-pointer! In between he tried a spin move, lost the ball, recovered it, and passed it away before running around the edge of the court and relocating to catch, pump, and shoot.
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