Most of the NBA record-breaking news this week understandably focused on a guy named LeBron James passing a guy named Michael Jordan to move into 4th place on the all-time NBA scoring list. But in other news, two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry’s father — the prolific scorer Dell Curry — was knocked out of first place on the list of most points scored by a reserve in NBA history. Dell Curry, who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002, held the record for off-the-bench scoring since his retirement 17 years ago. That is until sweet-shooting veteran Lou Williams of the resurgent LA Clippers took the lead on Monday night.
Williams has won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award twice in a career that has seen him score in buckets for the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Houston Rockets — in addition to the Clippers. (Williams has played in 923 NBA games, starting just 109 of them.) Coming out of Virginia Tech as an All-American, the previous #1 scoring NBA reserve Dell Curry scored 12,670 points to set the record — mostly for Charlotte — averaging 11.7 per game. Dell Curry won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1994. As you can see in video below, Dell Curry is still working with his son Steph on shooting. Video of Lou Williams, after the record-breaking game, also below.
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A special moment for @TeamLou23.
Inside the locker room after the win. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/0zpyzpnIw2
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