Sacramento Kings: Buddy Hield makes history after heroic performance

Sacramento Kings, Buddy Hield (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings, Buddy Hield (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made history last night becoming the fastest player to reach 800 career three-pointers.

Buddy Hield has been having a sensational season for the Sacramento Kings following his massive contract extension, and he only continued in last night’s historical performance.

Becoming the fastest player to reach 800 career three-pointers, the 27-year-old poured in a masterful performance to notch this feat.

Since entering the league in 2016, Buddy Hield has known as one of the most lethal shooters from behind the arc. A career 41.0 percent shooter from three-point range, the 27-year old guard has consistently proven to be a threat from deep for the Kings.

Hield showcased these abilities last night, leading the Kings to a significant 122-102 win versus the visiting San Antonio Spurs.

The Oklahoma product led the team with a game-high 31 points off the bench. Hitting 9-of-10 from three and 11-of-17 of his overall shots, the guard had a lethal offensive showing in the victory.

It was these nine three-pointers that allowed Hield to notch his 800th career make from downtown, etching his way into the history books as the fastest do ever accomplish this.

The 27-year-old is also the only player ever to do so in under three hundred career games, coming just short at 296 total in his short career.

The record puts Hield alongside some phenomenal company, with names such as Stephen Curry, who took 305 games, Damian Lillard in 310 games, and Klay Thompson in 314 games.

These are some of the best guards in the league, and seeing how their careers have transpired is a welcoming sign for Kings fans.

Hield is nowhere near there level yet, but at 27-years old, he has a long career ahead of him. Having made a career-best 278 three-pointers last year, Hield currently sits at an even 200 — the second-most in his four-year career.

With his overall stats taking a slight dip compared to last season, the guard’s recent play has shown vast amounts of promise in the latter part of this year. This has been a sensational month of February for Hield, who has found an incredible rhythm on the offensive side of the ball.

In four games thus far, the guard is averaging 22.5 points per game on 53.7 percent three-point shooting and 52.5 percent from the field. The team is 3-1 in this span, and Hield’s efforts have no doubt been an enormous contribution.

Hield has been dominating since he was placed in a bench role in favor of Bogdan Bogdanovic, and he has shown no signs of slowing down.

Rather than showing displeasure with the move, Hield has welcomed it with open arms and has been playing spectacularly. The team has also gone 6-2 in the eight-game span with him off the bench.

Don’t look now, but the Sacramento Kings are currently in 12th place in the loaded Western Conference with a 21-31 record. With spots eight through 13 relatively wide open, the Kings could be in the midst of a late-season playoff push if they can keep this up.

If the team is hoping for a playoff berth, they are going to need Hield to continue his recent stretch of offensive dominance.

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Although the team’s fate does not solely rely on his play, Hield’s recent spark has elevated them to a new level.