One of the most awaited events in the NBA is the Slam Dunk and Three Point contests. An upcoming Slam Dunk and Three-Point contest is set to take place on Feb. 18 during the All-Star weekend at New Orleans. Fans and supporters of Stephen Curry are excited to see the Golden State Warriors star player show off his skills during the event. However, reports have surfaced that the GSW star player won't be playing in the upcoming event.
This is one of the highly-anticipated events of NBA where fans are excited to see old and new faces compete and show off their basketball playing skills. The NBA has already revealed the list of players who will be participating in the Slam Dunk and Three-Point contest in New Orleans and there seems to be one familiar name excluded in the said list.
According to Fox Sports, Stephen Curry's name is not on the list which has raised the curiosity of NBA fans as to why the popular Golden State Warriors star player won't be participating in the said event. It can be remembered that Stephen Curry gained popularity when he won the Slam Dunk and Three-Point contest in 2015.
Curry's decision to skip this year's Slam Dunk and Three-Point contest puzzled his fans and supporters, making them wonder about the reason why he decided to opt out of the contest. NBA enthusiasts wondered if the decision was his or was there a team-related decision that prompted his absence?
Fortunately, Stephen Curry immediately addressed the issue after a victorious game against the Clippers last week. According to The Mercury News, Curry initially had a tough time making a decision on whether to join the 2017 Slam Dunk and Three-Point contests. However, he made a decision to rest for a greater reason that the Warriors don't need to break records and gain accolades - instead, they want to earn the title.
I love the spotlight being out there shooting, competing with the field, it's so much fun - the lights, the atmosphere, just you and the rim - but I put a lot of equity into that contest and it's time to kind of move on," Curry said.