All-Star Captain Stephen Curry’s Hilarious Reason For Wanting To Pick Giannis Antetokounmpo

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For the first time ever, the sides in the NBA All-Star Game will be selected by a pair of captains: Stephen Curry and LeBron James, the leading vote-getters in each conference.

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.

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.

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.”