Steph Curry has even more ground-breaking records in his sights

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Steph Curry-mania is sweeping the world right now and the superhuman point guard is showing no signs of relenting.

The reigning MVP has emerged as a transcending star as of late and it's not too far-fetched to say that Curry is redefining basketball. He's literally been that good that there isn't a comparable level to gauge him by.

Let's take a brief recap of what he's achieved in just the past few weeks.

Even though there is a shade under a third of the regular season left, the 27-year-old has already managed to set a new single-season record for made three-pointers; breaking his own original triumpth to do so.

Curry has dropped 288 three-pointers, with his 12 in the overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder taking him beyond his already standing league-record of 286 set last season.

Should he maintain the unprecedented pace he has set, Curry will go on to amass an incredible 407 threes by the time the regular season wraps up in mid-April.

The 6'3" Golden State Warriors point has created his own podium as he owns the top three single-season three-point records, and four of the top six.

Ray Allen, who dropped 269 for the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005-06, and Dennis Scott’s 267 for the Orlando Magic in 1995-96 are the two efforts wedged between Curry's podium and his sixth place total.

How has he done it? The three-time All-Star is averaging 32.9 points, 7.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and two steals per game since January 9 of this year.

During that period of time, his shooting has reached heights that you have to see to truly believe.

The Ohio-native has an overall mark of 52.3% from the field, a jaw-dropping 50.2% from beyond the arc and his ratio of 91.3% from the charity stripe is a virtual gimme.

As the fastest player in league history to make 1,000 career three-pointers, Curry is going some way to establishing his legacy as the greatest shooter in basketball history.

That sounds like a broad and bold kind of statement, but with every breaking record and statistics he turns from make-believe into real life, he really is emerging as an era-defining talent.

The numbers don't lie.

What other records are in Curry's sights? There's a few on the horizon for the former Davidson college star.

First up, the Golden State Warriors currently boast a record of 53-5 this campaign and have every chance of beating the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls record of 1996, where they went for 72-10 in the regular season.

Behind Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and the magical Curry, this accomplishment is becoming increasingly realistic by the day.

On top of that, the reigning NBA Champions have won 42 consecutive games at home, two shy of the all-time home wins in a row also held by the mighty Bulls of '96. The Atlanta Hawks and Thunder are the two sides standing in their way of yet another accolade as they open up March by hosting those sides at the Oracle Arena.

Plenty of MVP's have repeated the feat the following year, but the one-time NBA Champion is looking not only likely to win it back-to-back, but to become the first ever unanimous winner in the award's history.

And why not? Given the Warriors record and Curry's other-worldly performances, it's going to be near on impossible for another star to make such a compelling case for the honour.

The Steph Curry freight train shows no signs of letting up; is he destined to change the game as we know it?

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