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February 15, 2015 Updates

Warriors guard Klay Thompson admitted that he was “envious” of Stephen Curry and that when he thinks back to going down to his teammate in the Three-Point Contest, he’ll be “a little ticked.” Thompson is that confident in his shot and was bothered he didn’t come through with a golden opportunity to top Curry at Barclays Center on Saturday. And Thompson, who afterward tweeted Curry is the “greatest shooter in the history of the game,” wants his rematch in the contest. Contra Costa Times

“I’ll be back, and hopefully against Steph,” Thompson told reporters.” He got me this year, man, but I’m looking forward to getting him.” Thompson struggled in the championship-round, managing only 14 points for the low score out of any competitor in any round. Curry scored 27. “I think I could have beat him,” Thompson said. “I could have gotten 28, but that’s alright. That’s the way the ball bounces, and I’m proud of him. I’m sure we’ll go against each other another time in our career.” Contra Costa Times

The Golden State Warriors All-Star point guard put on an amazing display with 27 out of a possible 34 points in the final round of the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Saturday in Barclays Center. He beat teammate Klay Thompson (14 points) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (17 points) in the final round. "I've been in it four times, so I wanted to win it and get it done," Curry said. "And thankfully, tonight I got it, was able to accomplish that." USA Today Sports

February 14, 2015 Updates

Warriors guard Stephen Curry said Saturday that during All-Star festivities in the evening, he will honor the memory of Deah Shaddy Barakat, who was killed in a triple homicide in Chapel Hill, N.C. that sparked widespread outrage. Curry said he will write on his shoes and hoped the tribute to one of his biggest fans would be picked up by national television cameras at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as he participates in the Three-Point Contest. "Even though we never met, I think it will hopefully mean a lot to his family and friends that knew what kind of a basketball fan he was to have some kind of peace knowing that people are thinking about him and they're not alone," said Curry, the leading vote-getter in the All-Star balloting. Contra Costa Times

John Wall's All-Star trip is officially busier. The Washington Wizards' point guard is set to take on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in some sort of shooting competition on Valentine's Day. Wall and Curry were selected as starters for the East and West respectively in the 2015 All-Star game on Feb. 15. CSNWashington.com

February 13, 2015 Updates

"You guys vote on the MVP and I think MVP is a lot about narratives and what may happen during that time," Durant said when asked about the difference between a great season and a player having an MVP-type season. "There's a lot of guys that play extremely well for years and years and just starting to get MVP consideration. But I think that consistent play sometimes gets a little boring to people but if you look at a guy like James Harden, he's been doing it for three years, same things and people start to act like it's new. Steph Curry has been doing the same thing for three years and I guess the narrative (is) around their team but what he's been doing is new to everybody," Durant continued. "Once you guys really watch games and realize what these guys have been doing consistently for years, it's nothing new. It's all the same. I guess the hype around it is a little different so... of course everybody gets better but if you stay consistent in what you do it's not like they came out of nowhere." ESPN.com

February 12, 2015 Updates

Stephen Curry already had been named an NBA All-Star starter when the Western Conference reserves were announced two weeks ago, but he received a text message that day that put it all in perspective. "It was from my Mom and one of the guys who I (train) with in Charlotte," the Golden State Warriors point guard recalled to USA TODAY Sports recently. "He was saying, 'Just take a step back and think — two years ago, you were on this (All-Star) snubs list, and now we're having this conversation about leading the All-Star voting.'" USA Today Sports

As Curry sees it, his game is relatable — duplicable, even — because of both his skill set and stature. Whereas stars such as James (6-8, 250 pounds) and Durant (6-9, 240) have the kinds of measurements and athleticism that most people can never dream of, Curry dazzles in the kind of wonderful way that fools one into thinking this is just an extreme case of practice making perfect. "I'm 6-3 and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature," says Curry, who is averaging 23.6 points, 7.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals and whose Warriors have the NBA's best record (41-9). "I just do it a different way, I guess, and a lot of people love the way the game has kind of shifted — the shooting and the talent at (the) guard (position). USA Today Sports

They had agreed that a decision on the full reconstruction would not be made until they had more clarity. But the bad news never came, as Ferkel found no structural damage and wound up cleaning out loose debris and scar tissue. Curry would be back within three to four months. Later that day, the team issued a statement that offered only subtle hints about the significance of it all. "The surgery went about as well as we could have hoped for entering the procedure," Ferkel said in the statement. "We were pleased that the surgery was limited to simply a cleaning out procedure and I anticipate that he'll be ready before the start of training camp." USA Today Sports

Curry will star in a spree of new TV ads this week for sponsors Unilever, Express and Under Armour. His high profile will help position him as the league's next big athletic endorsement star in the vein of James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. The Golden State Warriors sharpshooter actually beat King James in this year's All-Star fan voting. He also jumped to No. 2 behind James from No. 7 on the NBA's list of best-selling jerseys. Both on the court and on Madison Avenue, Curry will take center stage during the four-day basketball celebration that culminates with TNT's telecast of the 64th NBA All-Star Game from Madison Square Garden Sunday night (7 p.m. ET). AdWeek.com

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