January 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena. The Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star Game 2013: Stephen Curry Invited to Participate in Three-Point Contest


Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is one of the bright young stars in the NBA, but he was left off of the Western Conference All-Star squad, despite being one of the league’s best shooters. Curry is big part of his team’s improvement this season, but he was not rewarded by the coaches when they voted for the all-star reserves.

January 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 103-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Curry is getting some recognition for his pure shooting ability and has been invited to display his skills at the three-point shooting competition at 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas.

Curry would be a favorite in the three-point shooting contest, but he is not sure he wants to make the trip to Houston just to participate in the shootout. Per Real GM:

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.”

It is easy to see why Curry would not jump at the opportunity to compete in the three-point contest. It is possible that participating could ruin his rhythm for the rest of the season and he is still likely disappointed from being snubbed from the all-star roster.

If he does choose to participate, it will be fun to see him light up the competition. An injury to a Western Conference star could all but guarantee Curry a spot on the roster and his participation in the three-point competition.

Curry is second in the NBA in three-point shooting with a 45.4 percentage from downtown on 291 attempts.

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