NBA Rumors: Steph Curry Invited to Shoot in 3-point Contest in Charlotte

Steph Curry has taken a two-year break from the 3-point contest at the NBA All-Star weekend. But that could change this year.

Curry, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been invited to participate in the annual shooting exhibition, Yahoo's Chris Haynes reports.

No word yet on if Curry will accept the invitation, but last January, Haynes asked Curry about taking part this year in his hometown.

"That makes sense," Curry said on Jan. 26, 2018.

Curry has competed in the contest five times during his career: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He captured his only 3-point contest title in 2015 when he beat out Kyrie Irving and teammate Klay Thompson in the final round.

In 37 games this season, Curry is shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range. He's made 191 3-pointers this season, the second most in the league behind James Harden's 218.

Curry also continues to climb up the NBA's all-time 3-point list. This season, he has passed Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Jamal Crawford, Jason Terry and Kyle Korver on the all-time list. Sitting at 2,320 career 3-pointers following Thursday's game in Washington, Curry trails only Reggie Miller and Ray Allen.

In a related note (literally), Blazers guard Seth Curry will participate in the 3-point contest, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. If Steph accepts the invite, it would be a pretty cool scene to see the Curry brothers competing against each other in their hometown.

The 3-point contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

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