If Stephen Curry isn’t an All-Star this season, something is very wrong with the NBA.
After being snubbed off the team last season, the Warriors’ star point guard currently ranks third amongst guards in 2014 All-Star game voting with 327,449 votes, behind Chris Paul (393,313), and Kobe Bryant (501,215).
Despite having played in just a few games, Bryant’s popularity should get him in easily. But the race for the other starting spot could be tight between Paul and Curry. Both are putting up All-Star caliber numbers as point guard of their respective teams, and it’s hard to justify one starting over the other.
If he is not chosen as a starter, Curry will likely be chosen as a reserve. But he and the Warriors will tell you that it would be that much sweeter to be the first Golden State player to start an All-Star game since God knows when.
Other notable Warriors on the ballot include Andre Iguodala, who is ninth amongst forecourt players with 109,745 votes, and David Lee, who is 13th with 60,015 votes. Lee made the team as a reserve last season, becoming the first Warrior to be selected since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.
He probably won’t make it again this year. But it would be a travesty if his teammate was snubbed again.