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NBA All-Star Snubs: Why Stephen Curry Got a Raw Deal

Stephen Curry deserved to be in the All-Star game.
Stephen Curry deserved to be in the All-Star game.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIJanuary 25, 2013

There are many NBA All-Star snubs this year. However, it's clear that Stephen Curry got a raw deal.

Curry has had a fantastic season for the Golden State Warriors. Through 39 games, Curry is averaging 20.9 points per game, 6.6 assists and is shooting 45 percent from three-point land.

He leads the Warriors in points, assists and steals. He's a main reason the team is 26-15, which is way above expectations.

There's no good reason why Curry is not in the All-Star Game. And it's not like some of the players selected ahead of him are that much better.

In fact, Curry is the only NBA player averaging over 20 points per game to not make the All-Star roster.

Tony Parker is a reserve and is having a nice season. He's averaging 19.8 points per game and 7.4 assists per game. 

But he's shooting 39 percent from three, which is good, but not on the level of Curry. 

He's also not nearly as important to his team as Curry is. Curry has missed two games this year, and the Warriors lost both pretty badly. 

Curry is averaging almost two steals per game, while Parker is barely averaging one. At this stage, Curry is a better defensive player. 

Additionally, Curry's snub shows the absurdity of the fan vote.

Dwight Howard will be a starter for the West team, but by all measures, he has had a mediocre season. He's averaging 16.7 points per game, well below his career average of 18.3. He's averaging 12 rebounds per game, down from his career average of 12.9. He's also shooting 50 percent from the field, below his career average of 58 percent.

Blake Griffin is a starter, and he's not playing to his career stats. He's averaging 18.1 points per game, below his career average of 20.9. He's averaging 8.5 rebounds per game, well below his career average of 10.8.

The numbers are clear—Curry is an All-Star. He's having an amazing season and is carrying his team into the playoffs.

Some of the players who got selected instead of him are having good seasons, but not on the level of Curry.

Curry got a raw deal. There is no reasonable explanation as to why he's not in the All-Star Game.

And come game time, the NBA will regret it. 

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