Steph Curry named NBA All-Star Game starter for ninth time


Stephen Curry keeps on cementing his status as the greatest Warriors player ever.

On Thursday, the Golden State superstar was named to his ninth NBA All-Star team, as he was voted to be a starter for the ninth time. The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City.

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The other four players from the West named starters are Luka Doncic (Mavericks), LeBron James (Lakers), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) and Zion Williamson (Pelicans), while Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Kevin Durant (Nets), Kyrie Irving (Nets), Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers) and Jayson Tatum (Celtics) made it from the East. LeBron and Giannis will be the team captains picking sides this year.

Though Curry missed 11 games with a left shoulder injury this season, there is no doubting his All-Star credentials this year. In 33 games, Curry is averaging 29.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point land.

Only Paul Arizin (10) of the Philadelphia Warriors days has made more NBA All-Star appearances, but Steph’s ninth start is two more than Rick Barry (seven).

Curry has now made the past three All-Star teams after a broken hand during the 2019-20 season broke his six-year streak of making basketball’s midseason showcase. Last year, Curry was named All-Star Game MVP after making 16 3-pointers en route to a 50-point performance.

The All-Star reserves will be named next Thursday, but there’s a very good chance that Steph could be Golden State’s lone representative this year.

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