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Stephen Curry Topples LeBron James As NBA All Star Game’s Top Vote-Getter

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Just think, a couple of years ago, Stephen Curry was snubbed from the NBA All-Star team. Today? Well, today is a little different as Curry has not only been named an NBA All Star, but he’s the #1 vote-getter for the 2015 game.

What a difference a couple of years makes.

Curry was provided with a late surge as polls closed and ended with more than 1.5 million votes and beat LeBron James by 42,000 votes. Not to mention that it is Curry that has pushed both Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook out of the starting lineup. Curry gushed with praise for the fans in a statement after it was announced that he is going to start for the Western Conference.

“This means a lot; it’s something that I don’t take for granted,” Curry said in a statement. “To have support of fans not only in the Bay Area but across the nation and across the world, supporting not only myself but our team, it means a lot. I want to represent the Warriors the best way I know how, every single game, and will do that proudly in New York thanks to the fans and their votes. Something that’s definitely a dream come true, and to be two times in a row, I’m proud of that.”

Curry is the leader of the surging Golden State Warriors, who are tops in the NBA with a 34-6 record. He’s averaging a shade under 24 points per game along with 8 assists and 5 rebounds. He’s also third in the NBA with 121 three pointers made and leads the league in steals at 2.1 per game. He’s definitely having a remarkable season and should be rewarded for it. But, perhaps more importantly, it is time to look at Curry as a bonafide superstar.

His profile has been on the rise over the past couple of years and viral videos such as his parodying of Drake‘s “0-100″ with his wife Ayesha have only helped his star turn.

Is Curry ready to take that next step into stardom? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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