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Steph Curry on being an All-Star: “I just enjoy the honor”

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Curry may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but he’s just as enthused about being an All-Star as he was four years ago.

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Stephen Curry is one of the biggest superstars on the planet. The Golden State Warriors’ point guard is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, and one of the inaugural captains in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.

But while Curry has experienced it all - championships, MVPs, and world fame - he’s still excited and honored to be at the All-Star Game. Speaking at Saturday’s All-Star Media Day, Curry talked about what it means to be selected to the showcase event for the fifth time.

“It just gives me a perspective around what I do for a living, an appreciation for being on this stage,” Curry said. “It motivates me to keep working hard so I can be back here every year. I just enjoy the honor and opportunity to lace up my shoes with 23 of the best players in the NBA, in a showcase for the fans. Pretty special opportunity. I think it was surreal the first time I got to be an All-Star, 2014 in New Orleans, and I don’t think that feeling has changed much these last five years. So I’m definitely appreciative.”

It was clear from Curry’s demeanor, both with the media and in the All-Star practice, that he truly appreciates and relishes this opportunity.

Which is great, because he’s going to be here a lot more in the future.