Stephen Curry made history by becoming the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer with the ninth 50-point game of his career in Monday’s NBA victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Curry, who joined the Warriors as a first-round draft pick in 2009, scored 53 points in the 116-107 win.
It took him to 17,818 points and past Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 17,783.
“This is special,” Curry said. “With Wilt, any time you hear his name, you just assume his record’s unreachable.”
The 33-year-old added: “I did play six extra years here I guess, but it still means something to be at the top of that list.
“These last 12 years, all the team-mates I’ve played with, the coaching staff, the ownership, our fans – I’ve had some amazing experiences here.
“I’m not planning on slowing down, but this is one to kind of take a second and appreciate, for sure.”
Ex-NBA star Reggie Miller said Curry was “Mr Warrior” while Miami Heat’s Andre Iguodala said he was “a god”.
His coach, Steve Kerr, said: “What he’s doing is ridiculous. Nobody has ever shot the ball like this. It’s kind of crazy what he does out there.”
Despite Curry’s landmark moment, and the victory, the Warriors are 10th in the NBA’s Western Conference.