As every hoops fan knows, Stephen Curry hit an ungodly number of 3-pointers this season. He broke the record for most 3’s in the regular season, a record he set last year. In total, Curry hit 402 3-pointers during the 2015-2016 regular season, many of them from so far beyond the arc, it seemed like he was bombing them from across the Bay in San Francisco.
As it turns out, the total distance of all 402 of Curry 3-pointers exceeded the length of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which is ridiculous considering that the bridge stretches 1.7 miles (8,981 feet). The total distance traveled by all of Curry’s 3’s was 10,304 feet, or almost two miles.
That means Curry shot his long balls from an average distance of 25.6 feet, almost 2 feet beyond the NBA’s 3-point line at its farthest distance of 22.9 feet at the top of the arc.
Curry took 45 shots from beyond 30 feet and hit 21 of them, or 46 percent, which is truly an absurd statistic. It just proves how deadly Curry is from deep.