Report: Stephen Curry invited to 3-point contest

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Stephen Curry said he’d compete in the 3-point contest until he won. He won in 2015. Then, the NBA made him attempt to defend his title in 2016, when Klay Thompson won. Curry hasn’t competed since.

That could change this year.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been invited to participate in the NBA 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

If backcourt teammate Klay Thompson makes it as an All-Star reserve, he is expected to enter the contest, sources said.

Presumably, Curry will accept his invitation. The Collective Bargaining Agreement requires All-Stars to compete in one All-Star Saturday Night event (besides the dunk contest). Though the league doesn’t seem to press players on that, I doubt this would have leaked without Curry planning to compete.

Curry and Thompson facing each other would be quite fun. So would Stephen Curry facing his brother Seth Curry. The Trail Blazers guard ranks second in the NBA shooting 48% on 3-pointers (behind only Spurs forward Davis Bertans, who’s shooting 49% from beyond the arc). This could be a nice homecoming for the Curry brothers.