Klay Thompson will represent the Golden State Warriors at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, but he won’t compete in the three-point contest. The sharpshooter had received an invitation, and mulled it for a while, but finally decided to pass this year.
Golden State star Klay Thompson tells Yahoo Sports he will not participate in the 3-Point Contest in Charlotte at All-Star Weekend.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 3, 2019
Thompson had competed in the event four years in a row, including in 2016 when he edged out teammate Steph Curry for the victory. Klay will still be in Charlotte for the weekend, as he was named an All-Star reserve for the fifth time - this will just be the first time that he’s played in the All-Star Game but not competed in the three-point contest.
That said, he’ll surely be in the arena on Saturday cheering on Curry, who jumped on the chance to not only compete in his hometown, but against his brother, Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers. So it will be a fun contest for Warriors fans, even if only one of the Splash Brothers competes.
NBA All-Star Saturday takes place on Saturday, February 16, while the All-Star Game is on Sunday, February 17. Both events begin at 5:00 p.m. PT, and are televised on TNT.