Captain huh? Really Appreciate all the votes from the fans, media and players! Honored to be an All-Star. TGBTG! pic.twitter.com/rOpLsUx47T
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 18, 2018
Curry’s already shared of few of his draft strategies with the media.
First, likely to avoid getting flooded by Kevin Durant defenders online that are definitely not KD, he’s going to pick his Golden State Warriors teammate from the pool of selected starters.
Curry said that, if LeBron doesn’t take him first, Curry will pick Durant for his All-Star team.
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 19, 2018
Next, he’s considering shooting for Giannis Antetokounmpo—in part because he doesn’t want to get dunked on by the Greek Freak again.
“Giannis, he dunked on me last year,” Curry told reporters on Thursday. “Maybe I’ll have to get him on my team so that don’t happen again.”
Here’s that play from last year’s contest.
NBA ALL-STAR 2017: Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, and showed out for the East, including this hammer dunk on Steph Curry. pic.twitter.com/BMqQid3Jgw
— dada (@dada_on) February 20, 2017
The starters Curry and LeBron will pick from include Antetokounmpo, Durant, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins. The reserves they’ll choose from will be announced on January 23.
“But there are certain guys you see from afar, you play against them a couple times a year,” Curry added. “Maybe a different appreciation if they’re on your team as well just for that little 48-minute showcase. I guess the idea of that will manifest itself through the whole roster that we get to put together.”
Is there a random guy beyond LeBron or your teammates you’d like to have on your team?
Steph Curry: “Giannis. He dunked on me last year. May have to get him on my team so that doesn’t happen again” pic.twitter.com/RUXK8fRiY5
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 19, 2018