Top 10 Unbreakable Streaks
This week, Golden State 3-point ace Stephen Curry broke Kyle Korver's record for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer. Korver's record was 127 games - Curry topped it on Thursday with his 128th consecutive game against Orlando. But how does that record stack up against some of the greatest streaks of all time?
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak is widely considered the most untouchable record in baseball, if not all of sports. The same was said for Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played streak, but that was broken by Cal Ripken Jr., who now owns the record at 2,632, which probably IS unbreakable. Baseball, a sport obsessed with records and statistics, has its share of these: Vince Coleman stole 50 bases in a row without being caught. Orel Hershiser threw 59 consecutive scoreless innings. Carl Hubbell won 24 straight decisions.
But other sports have their own (nearly) untouchable streaks: A.C. Green played in 1,192 straight NBA games, something that probably won't ever be matched. Glenn Hall played 502 games in a row in goal - in their entirety - during the era of NHL's Original Six.
We considered individual streaks of all stripes and all sports, and came up with a subjective list. Our streaks are not anachronisms - records that are no longer attainable because the practices have changed (such as Hall's). Players and athletes can still strive for the records on our list, and they do, though the task is gargantuan. When and if anyone comes remotely close to these, they will have our rapt attention. Here are the Top 10 Unbreakable Streaks in Sports.
(Compiled by RCS Staff)