Warriors Stephen Curry Named All-Star MVP

SAN FRANCISCO– Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named the 2022 Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player of the 71st NBA All-Star Game. Curry became the fifth Warrior to earn NBA All-Star MVP Honors.

Curry scored a game-high 50 points, including an NBA All-Star Game record 16 three-point field goals, to go along with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 36 minutes during Team Lebron’s 163-160 victory over Team Durant. Curry became the All-Star Game’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (47) and set an All-Star Game record for most three-pointers made in a quarter (7, third quarter) and half (8, twice – both halves). He is the fifth Warrior to earn NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player honors.

2022Stephen Curry
2019Kevin Durant
1967Rick Barry
1960Wilt Chamberlain
1952Paul Arizin
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This season, Curry has helped guide the Warriors to a 42-17 record (2nd in the NBA), while averaging a team-high 25.8 points, 6.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.37 steals and 24.8 minutes in 54 games (all starts). He has participated in NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in 10 of his previous 12 seasons, averaging 22.5 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.38 steals and 28.1 minutes in his eight appearances in the All-Star Game (2014-19, 2021-22). Curry has also participated in the Three-Point Contest seven times (2010, 2013-16, 2019, 2021)—winning the event in 2015 and 2021—in addition to the Shooting Stars Competition (2014 & 2015), the Rising Stars Challenge (2010 & 2011) and the Skills Challenge (won the event in 2011).

The 71st NBA All-Star Game took place in Cleveland, Ohio and celebrated the league’s 75th Anniversary Season. Cleveland last hosted NBA All-Star in 1997, when the NBA commemorated its 50th anniversary.

For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2021-22 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit warriors.com.

Photos by Warriors/Twitter

Malaika Bobino

Malaika Bobino, an Oakland, California native, is a Bay Area sports journalism powerhouse and influencer. With nearly two decades of experience at both the Oakland Post and the Huffington Post, she is always on the front lines of the iconic Bay Area sports scene. Bobino covered the Oakland A’s postseason trips, all three of the San Francisco Giants World Series, was present for all three Golden State Warriors three NBA Championships and covered the 49ers last two Super Bowl appearances

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