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Buddy Hield passes Peja Stojaković as Kings’ all-time 3-point leader

Buddy Hield cemented himself in Kings history Friday night.

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In the first quarter of the Sacramento Kings’ home opener against the Utah Jazz, Buddy Hield made history, passing Peja Stojaković as the franchise’s all-time 3-point leader.

Hield pulled up from about 28 feet in the final minute of the first quarter and absolutely buried it for the record.

Public address announcer Scott Moak announced the accomplishment following a timeout and Hield was given a nice round of applause by The Golden 1 Center crowd.

On Wednesday, Hield tied Stojaković’s record of 1070 three-pointers in the season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday and then hit number 1071 on Friday against the Jazz.

Passing a franchise icon and a shooter the level of Stojaković is no small feat.

Stojaković played in a time where shooting 10 plus threes as a player in a game was abnormal, while Hield is playing in the league at a time where shooting 10 plus threes is encouraged.

In March of last season, Hield became the fastest player in NBA history to reach the 1000 three-pointers. He was able to get to that mark in 350 games, passing Steph Curry, who held the previous record at 369 games.

Hield has been one of the most prolific shooters in the league since entering the league in 2016.

With him being involved in trade discussions last offseason, it’s unclear just how long Hieldis going to remain with the team, but his all-time three-point record might stand up in the all time record books for a while.