Stephen Curry Comments on Potentially Participating in NBA 3-Point Contest

Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 122-110. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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One of the best three-point shooters the game has ever seen is interested in defending his three-point contest title at All-Star Weekend this year.

On Monday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry spoke with Fox Sports' Brett Pollakoff about participating in the competition Saturday, Feb. 13, in Toronto:

Most likely. I've done it three straight years and finally won one. Knowing I'll be there already, I'll probably suit up Saturday night and see if I can defend it. It's a gym I've gotten a lot of shots up in growing up, with my dad playing up there for three years. So, it'll be a pretty special spot to lace 'em up and shoot some threes.

Curry won last season's event in record-breaking fashion, recording 27 points.

Through 46 games this season, Curry has drained 221 three-pointers, which leads the league. He's only 66 threes away from breaking the record he set last year.

He topped the league in made three-pointers in each of the last three seasons and already ranks 26th on the NBA's all-time list. That's impressive considering he's only 27 years old and is entering his best years.

His style of play has revolutionized the game, as his offensive skill set is almost impossible to stop. He leads the league with an average of 29.4 points per game, as his Warriors are on a historically good pace at 44-4.

In December, SportsCenter delved into the conversation of whether Curry is the best shooter of all time:

Curry doesn't need any further vindication that he is the best three-point shooter in the league. This has been a well-known fact for some time and doesn't look as though it'll change for a while, either.

However, if he does feel the need to flex his long-range muscles on the big stage in Toronto, he'll likely captivate basketball fans again and add to his trophy case.


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