“The record is an outlier that defies most comparisons, but here is one: It is the equivalent of hitting 103 home runs in a Major League Baseball season.” The NYT Upshot on the impossibility of putting Steph Curry’s shooting into context. (As MG Siegler tweeted: Curry’s record is “an iPhone in an age of Blackberry…”)

+ Those three point shots are also good news for some kids in Africa.

+ For a look back at the origins of basketball, the ban on dunking, and how the 3-pointer came to be, enjoy this podcast episode from the excellent 99% Invisible: The Yin and Yang of Basketball.