This year’s NBA All-Star Saturday night will have a sibling rivalry kinda feel. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors confirmed he and his brother, Seth, will be two of the participants in the three-point contest.
The competition will be held Feb. 16 in Charlotte, N.C., where the brothers were raised. Stephen played at nearby Davidson, Seth at Duke.
“Just being in Charlotte, there’s a nice storyline,” Stephen told Adrian Wojnarowski on his podcast, The Woj Pod. “(Seth) was leading the league in percentage for a while. In terms of family history, my dad (Dell) playing 10 years in Charlotte, being one of the original Hornets, to now having the All-Star Game in Charlotte.
“The 3-point shootout will be fun with the Curry brothers. I know he’s going to be gunning for me, though. That’s the problem.”
Stephen, 31, won the event in 2015. He has 191 3-pointers on the season, behind only James Harden (220) of Houston.
The NBA has not released the full field of competitors for the All-Star Saturday Night events, but early reports say Portland’s Damian Lillard, Sacramento’s Buddy Hield and legendary Dirk Nowitzki (making his farewell tour) will also participate.
Courtesy Of The Source Jason Cordner