In a recent loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings sixth man Buddy Hield managed to break one of Steph Curry’s 3-point records.
The Sacramento Kings were riding high at the beginning of the season, standing at 5-4 after a 30-point win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Since then, they have lost four straight games, the most recent of which came against the Oklahoma City Thunder when they blew an 18-point lead.
However, the one silver lining from Friday’s game against OKC was Buddy Hield breaking a Steph Curry 3-point record.
Buddy Hield breaks Steph Curry 3-point record
Steph Curry is the best shooter the NBA has ever seen. The mercurial Golden State Warriors point guard recently surpassed Ray Allen for most 3-pointers in NBA history (3,358) in 585 fewer games.
However, Kings forward Buddy Hield has managed to capture one of Curry’s usually untouchable 3-point records.
In Friday’s loss to the Thunder, Hield made history by connecting on more 3-pointers in his first 400 games than any other player.
Hield has 1,209 made three-pointers, the most in NBA history through the first 400 games of a player’s career.
Steph Curry originally held the record with 1,121.
Unsurprisingly, Hield and Curry lead the NBA in made 3-pointers so far this season. According to NBC Sports, Hield is averaging 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds and shooting 39.1 percent on 10.5 3-point attempts per game.
Lakers fans wonder what could have been with Hield
Hield has emerged as the Kings’ sixth man this season, leading some Lakers fans to question what might have been.
The 28-year-old was involved in intense trade rumors this offseason, and was strongly linked to the Lakers. Prior to the draft, it looked like Hield was heading to Hollywood with Kyle Kuzma going the other way.
However, the move never materialised, and Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell were traded to the Wizards for Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook has struggled so far for LA, with the Purple and Gold crying out for floor spacing and shooters. Perhaps LA missing out on someone like Hield will come back to bite them come playoff time.