Tonight Kyle Korver will make history for the Atlanta Hawks. Korver currently sits at 89 games in a row with at least one three-pointer in a regular season game and is tied with Dana Barros. However, he will soon have this NBA record all to his own. In fact, I guarantee that Korver will at least make one three-pointer tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. I’m even going to make the claim that Korver will have more than just one three-pointer and will finish with a minimum of three made field goals from beyond the three-point line.
Let’s face it; the Cavs are not very good on the defensive end of the court and are currently giving up 100.1 points per game to opponents. Korver should have no problem exploiting this weak defense. I’m sure Mike Budenholzer already has a game plan in place in order for him to get the NBA record tonight at home. Korver’s teammates are not going to let this happen either and will feed him the ball as much as possible until he gets his first field goal from three. Atlanta has not had something this buzz-worthy in a long time, and the home crowd will be looking forward to celebrating alongside Korver on his record.
After Korver achieves this record and claims a piece of NBA history for himself a couple of questions need to be asked. Will Korver be the best three-point shooter the NBA has ever seen? How long will his streak last for? Can he put this record out of reach and make it impossible for any player to ever again reach this milestone? To answer the first question, I would say Korver has to be considered one of the top three-point shooters to play the game already. His career stats more than prove this point. On the list of all-time three pointers made, he sits at 26th and has the opportunity to go even higher. Korver is only 32 years old and has a number of years ahead of him barring injuries. A number of players ahead of him on the list are already retired too. So therefore, Korver will find himself in a higher spot by the end of the season. Another stat that really makes Korver one of the top three-point shooters to ever play the game has to be his career field goal percentage from three. He has a career mark of 42.2 percent which is the second highest on that list behind only Steve Nash. That’s impressive.
Korver needs to be considered one of the top three-point shooters, and tonight will help stake his claim. Korver will break the record tonight against the Cavs in front of the home crowd. The streak won’t end tonight, though. I feel that the streak may not end for a long time. Korver will get his NBA record and extend this streak to the point where no player will ever reach this milestone. Korver will prove to everyone this season that he needs to be discussed as one of the top three-point shooters to ever play the game.