Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets did something mighty impressive on Saturday, besting Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry in the 3-point contest. It was surely a career highlight for Harris, who is having a breakout year in his fifth NBA season.
And while beating the consensus greatest shooter ever was obviously a special moment for Harris, he wanted to make sure that no one got confused about the difference between the two scorers. After the contest he was effusive in his praise of Curry, while reminding everyone that real shooting success is shown in games, not contests.
Joe Harris: "Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. Again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don't want anybody to get it twisted at all."— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 17, 2019
“Steph is the greatest shooter of all time,” Harris said. “Again, shooting off the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all.”
While it’s unlikely that anyone thought Harris was a better shooter than Curry after that win, it was still cool of the sharpshooter to go out of his way to remind everyone how good Curry is.
Both players are having tremendous seasons beyond the arc. Harris is currently second in the league in three-point percentage, and 16th in total threes made. Curry is sixth and second, respectively.