Steph Curry Destroys All-Star Record

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It seems like there isn't a thing that Steph Curry can't do when it comes to basketball as he smashed another record in the game, with his latest feat coming in the recent NBA All-Star game in Cleveland.

Not content with breaking the all-time NBA record for three-pointers scored in the competition back in December 2021, which had stood for eleven years, the 33-year-old Golden State point guard now holds the record for the most three-pointers scored in the All-Star game.

Curry netted 16 from 27 attempts in the All-Star game, on his way to scoring 50 points as Team LeBron swept to victory. His performance certainly gave people a timely reminder of what he's all about, and it could prove to be perfect timing as he looks to add a fourth NBA Championship ring to his collection. Curry's team, the Warriors, are second favorites in the current NBA betting listings on Coral to lift the championship title, and his form in the All-Star game will undoubtedly encourage the fans back in the Bay. They'll be delighted to have seen their two-time MVP getting back to more like what they've become accustomed to seeing when it comes to shooting from downtown, as he's in the midst of his worst few months statistically when it comes to three-pointers in the regular season.

However, his captain for the night, LeBron James, wasn't surprised as he told CBS that it was typical of one of the best players in the game, and it was fitting that it came in the Arena just a 30-minute drive from where Curry was born. "He literally has an automatic sniper connected to his arm and, when he lets it go, not only himself but everybody on the floor, in the stands, on TV, on their phones, whatever you're watching on, you think it's going in every time." James said. "So, to be out there and watch that kid from Akron as well shoot the ball the way he shot it, it was unbelievable. It was pretty cool."

While Curry was the cream of the crop, which earned him the title of All-Star MVP, there were plenty of other notable performances on both sides of the court. Giannis Antetokoumpo picked up 30 points as he continues to show the world why he's one of the hottest properties in the NBA. The 'Greek Freak' and his Milwaukee Bucks are looking to become only the second franchise in the last decade to earn back-to-back championships. No one would begrudge him a second title and even more so after his performance in Cleveland.

Although Team Durant was on the losing side, Joel Embiid of the Sixers was just as much a star of the show as Curry, as the big man picked up 36 points in the game and ten rebounds. Embiid is one of the front-runners for this year's championship MVP, and his partnership with LaMelo Ball was fantastic to watch.

However, while there were notable performances on the night, there's no doubt that Curry deserves all the plaudits. He continues to show why he's become the poster boy for the NBA by putting on a show for the ages, and it will be fascinating to see if he can inspire the Warriors to greatness once again.

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