On Sunday, January 15, 2023, the Golden State Warriors took a devastating 132-118 loss against the Chicago Bulls. Four time NBA Champion Steph Curry had 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and dropped 20 points, passing Milwaukee Bucks Pau Gasol, putting him at the 41st spot on the NBA’s all time scoring list. Despite being hurt, Curry could have climbed the all time scoring list more despite missing over 30 games in the past three seasons. Pau Gasol scored 20,894 points while playing 1,226 regular season games. Curry currently has 21,032 points while playing only 859 regular season games. Curry has been averaging 24.4 points per game and over 25 points per game for the last 3 years straight. At this rate, he can get another 6,000 – 7,000 points in the next four years.
At the beginning of this season, Curry missed 11 straight games due to a shoulder injury, which may have impacted his overall scoring record. As he is only 34 years old, he may get much further down the list as he gets older. By the time he retires, he could possibly make it to the top 10 NBA scorers of all time. The next person on the list that Curry is trying to surpass is DeMar DeRozen with 21,051 points.