Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry said that he would select his teammates for the All-Star Game if he were named a captain under the NBA’s revamped format, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
“Probably one of my teammates,” said Curry on Wednesday. “Until you run out of those options, then you gotta figure it out.”
When asked which non-Warriors player he would pick first, Curry kept it coy.
“I don’t know,” he replied with a sly smile. “You don’t go into a draft knowing who picked 9, 10, 11. You got see how it all unfolds.”
Under the NBA’s new format, the top vote-getters from each conference will be named team captains and will get to choose from the pool of players who were also voted in to the All-Star Game. If that rule were in place last year, Curry and LeBron James would have served as team captains.
The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar in James thinks such a change is a good idea.
“I don’t see it as a bad idea. We had to do something,” said James last week. “The All-Star Game has been pretty bad the last couple years, just from a competition standpoint. Trying to switch it up. Just like how the dunk contest was at one point; it was great, then it wasn’t so well, so they had to kind of switch it up. Then it got good, then it got bad and you switch it up again. You see what happens. It’s hard to say if it’s good or bad yet. We haven’t done it yet.