Warriors’ Stephen Curry says he’s ’embarrassed’ by the size of his entourage in Charlotte for All-Star Break
Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry is going to be a hot commodity when he returns to his hometown of Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Weekend in a few days – but he has grown perturbed by the number of ticket requests from friends and family.
Exactly how many tickets will the two-time MVP need to gather?
“I’m actually embarrassed to say,” Curry told ESPN’s Nick Friedell on Tuesday.
“I’m going to do whatever I can to highlight, like showcase the city,” Curry said. “And celebrate it for what it meant to me and my journey. Our family and my dad, in terms of where he is in all the record books of Charlotte — Kemba [Walker] just passed him I think for all-time scoring — but he has other records that talks about his longevity there. And if you say his name in the city they know who you’re talking about, so just embrace the weekend, embrace the fun, and hopefully keep the ticket list low.”
Curry, 30, is averaging 28.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in his 10th NBA season with the Warriors – aiming at a third-straight title. He will play and start for Team Giannis (Antetokounmpo) in Sunday’s ‘pickup’ style All-Star Game – not to mention participate against his brother, and Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.
The tickets will be worth every token if you are either a Curry fan, a family member, a friend, or all of the above – so hopefully they don’t forget anybody.