5 ways the world has changed since Steph Curry last went without a three

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Last night, Stephen Curry set a new NBA record for most consecutive regular season games with a made three-pointer.

In sinking a shot from beyond the arc against the Orlando Magic, the league's reigning MVP extended the streak to an unprecedented 128 straight games.

The last time he failed to register a three in the regular campaign was way back on November 11, 2014 - over 15 months ago! The world was a very different place back then, that's for sure.

In fact, the last time Curry didn't have a three-pointer...

1) Kristaps Porzingis was a little-known Euro talent dancing with his teammates

After far-exceeding expectations in his rookie NBA season, Porzingis is fast becoming the leading light at the New York Knicks.

Back when Steph Curry failed to make a three-pointer against the Hawks, however, the Latvian was still making amazing locker room videos with his Baloncesto Sevilla teammates - the large majority of NBA fans unaware of his existence.

In the past 15 months, KP has gone from obscure Euro talent to being booed on draft night, to the centre of the NYC media machine.

2) Donald Trump was best known for hosting a reality TV show

Back in November 11, the most people saw of Donald Trump was when they flicked onto an episode of the US version of The Apprentice.

15 months on, and with Curry's streak ongoing, the outspoken business mogul is now in serious contention of becoming the President of the United States of America.

With each week that has passed, Steph Curry has drained three-pointers and Donald Trump's campaign has gained momentum. It truly is a crazy world we live in.

3) Leicester City looked destined for the drop

When Steph Curry left the court against Atlanta 15 months ago, Leicester City had accumulated just nine points from 11 eleven games in the 2014-15 Premier League and looked destined for relegation. 

As the Warriors star made it 128 games last night, the Foxes now sit two points clear at the top of the table and are genuine title contenders.

A meteoric rise from relegation fodder to champions elect has occurred in the time in between and their hunt for success is every bit as incredible as Curry's.

4) Crying Jordan was a memory resigned to a 2009 Hall of Fame speech

These days, a sporting mishap or embarrassment can't pass us by without the internet giving it the 'Crying Jordan' treatment.

The meme - photo-shopping MJ's blurry eyed face into various scenarios - has become the go-to method of mocking today's stars. Even Steph Curry himself used it after the recent Super Bowl.

If you tried to use it when Curry hadn't even reached game one of his streak, however, you would have found yourself in social media obscurity. As this graph shows, it simply wasn't a thing back in November 2014.

Now, for better or worse, even Curry won't be safe from the Crying Jordan treatment if, and when, his form dips.

5) Time travel was still mathematically impossible

Technically, Steph Curry only had to have a three-point streak of six games for this last one to apply, but it is too cool not to include.

The discovery of gravitational waves on February 11 was a huge event in the scientific world for reasons that, quite frankly, are too complex to fully comprehend.

One fallout from the breakthrough, however, is that time travel is apparently now mathematically possibly.

Times a changing

Sitting here at game 128 of Curry's streak, we are now one (tiny) step closer to jumping in a time machine and going back to November 2014 to where it all began.

That might not be a bad idea for the 29 other franchises trying to stop Curry and the Warriors.

It remains to be seen how long Curry can keep the run going, but on current form you wouldn't bet against Donald Trump being president and Kristaps Porzingis having won MVP by the time it comes to an end.

And we'd all be able to go travel back in time and watch it all again.

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