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Stephen Curry receives invite to All-Star weekend’s three-point contest

Jan 27, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis AP

Stephen Curry was the biggest name snubbed from the Western Conference All-Star team when the reserves, as voted on by the coaches, were announced last week. Curry’s improved play is a huge reason for the Warriors surge this season, and he’s emerged as one of the game’s purest shooters.

That last part is the reason that Curry has been invited to participate in this year’s three-point contest in Houston on All-Star Saturday night. But the fact that as of now, that’s the only event he would be participating in is making him think twice about accepting the invitation.

From RealGM (via HoopsHype):

Stephen Curry has been extended an invitation from the NBA to participate in the three-point shootout during next month’s All-Star weekend, but he’s debating whether to head to Houston for just one event.

“It would be a big commitment heading down there for one event so I’m figuring out if I’m going to make that commitment,” Curry told RealGM on Saturday night.

Curry was essentially a lock to be invited, considering his numbers from three-point distance this season. He ranks second in the league shooting 45.4 percent from beyond the arc, and ranks third in attempts with 291 — 64 more than the player who holds the top spot in the percentage rankings, Kyle Korver.

Should one of the All-Stars selected be unable to play due to injury, Curry would more than likely be the first name called in as a replacement. If that happens, there’s no reason we wouldn’t then see him in the three-point contest, where he’d have to be considered one of the favorites.

  1. nbascreed - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Go. You’ve developed nicely and All-Star or not, you’re bordering on being a legit star in this league and you’re still young. The fans want to see names THEY KNOW in these contest. You know, the guys they see on Sportscenter every night! Think like a businessman and build goodwill whenever you can. Go.

  2. baymac408 - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Curry deserves to be playing the game and shooting in the contest!! Almost a slap in the face.. Curry Is a BALLER and deserves credit.. Especially when it’s well over due

  3. southpaw77 - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Come out with dads, Dell Curry Hornets throwback jersey on. That would be awesome.

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