By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 4:18 pm in Uncategorized.
As it turns out, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will be in Houston for All-Star Weekend after all.
Curry, widely regarded as an All-Star snub, has agreed to participate in the 3-point shootout during All-Star Saturday. The competitors were announced Thursday on TNT. He will compete against New Orleans’ Ryan Anderson, San Antonio’s Matt Bonner, Indiana’s Paul George, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and New York’s Steve Novak.
Curry is second in the league in 3-point percentage (44.9) and 3-pointers made (147). This will be his second appearance in the event.
In 2010, he finished runner up to Boston’s Paul Pierce.
“I’ve got to avenge my rookie year shortcoming,” Curry said.
Curry, who has missed four games this season due to two right ankle sprains, said he will not take part in the Skills Challenge, a timed obstacle course of passing and dribbling also held on Saturday. Curry won the event in 2011.
But all hope is not lost that Curry will be in the main event on Sunday. He is a likely selection to be an injury replacement, and three All-Star selections — Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan and Chris Paul — are currently nursing injuries. Being in Houston already certainly helps his case should someone bow out.