NBA All-Star voting opened on Tuesday, offering fans the chance to push their favorite players towards selection. For the Golden State Warriors, their disappointing 12-15 record means only one player is expected to be chosen to the 73rd All-Star Game in Indiana on February 18.
That, of course, is Stephen Curry who's seeking to add to his nine All-Star appearances. The 15-year veteran has made the All-Star Game in each of the last 10 years, except for 2020 where he was limited to just five games for the season through injury.
Will Golden State Warriors' superstar Stephen Curry continue his streak of starting in all of his All-Star appearances?
Curry has started in all nine of his previous All-Star Games, quite the achievement that reflects his consistent excellence and the love for him among fans. He and LeBron James are the two faces of this generation, so it makes sense that they continue to start in All-Star Games despite their advancing ages.
James is expected to add a 20th All-Star appearance, having, like Curry, started in all of them. Curry too is expected to take one of the starting guard spots in the West, that despite the immense young talent coming up from beneath.
In an article last week looking at his Too-early 2023-24 NBA All-Stars, ESPN's Kevin Pelton had Curry in the starting backcourt alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and above notable reserve guards Luka Doncic, Devin Booker, De'Aaron Fox and Anthony Edwards.
"The first of three West starters seemingly immune to aging, Curry is posting yet another All-NBA season. His 29.4 PPG is identical to last season, as is 43% 3-point shooting," Pelton wrote. "The biggest change in Curry's performance, a decline from 6.3 APG to 4.4, is mostly attributable to the addition of another future Hall of Fame point guard, Chris Paul."
It's worth noting that Pelton's picks came prior to Curry's shockingly-poor seven-point performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. In fairness to the two-time MVP, either side of that was two more brilliant displays -- 37 points including 16 in the fourth-quarter to lead Golden State past the Brooklyn Nets, and 33 to lead a stunning comeback win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
Doncic is certainly coming for one of the spots, having averaged a mind-boggling 37.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 11.3 assists in his last 10 games. Yet Tuesday again showed Curry's greatness and why he's still in prime position to claim a 10th All-Star starting spot.