Warriors News: Stephen Curry Named Starter In First All-Star Game
After not being selected for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, Stephen Curry will make his first appearance as a starter alongside Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Curry will become the first Warrior to start the All-Star Game since Latrell Sprewell in 1995 according to the Golden State Warriors’ official Twitter account:
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) January 24, 2014
Earlier this month, the Warriors point guard moved past Clippers’ Chris Paul in the latest voting results. With Paul out with a shoulder injury, fans voted in favor of Curry and was able to maintain his lead after two weeks. Not only was Curry voted as a starter, but he led all backcourt players in both conferences.
While Curry was clearly snubbed last season, he showed voters and coaches his All-Star talent in the NBA playoffs and has had another amazing season. With averages of 23.5 points and 9.2 assists this season, Curry was recently selected to the USA Men’s National Team pool. In addition, the point guard received praise from head coach Mike Krzyzewski as he called Curry “one of the great players in the league.”
Joining Curry in the Western Conference are Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin. For the East, LeBron James will be joined by Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Kyrie Irving.
The NBA All-Star Game will take place in New Orleans this year on February 16.