Kyle Korver has officially declined the NBA’s invitation to participate in the 3-Point Contest at this year’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans. It’s the second year in a row Korver has declined to participate.
Korver told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will instead spend the time with his wife and 1-year-old daughter.
As it stands, Korver has extended his historic steak to 114 games with at least one 3-pointer made. Korver Broke Danna Barros’ streak of 89 consecutive games back in December, and continues to pile on to his record that may never be broken again.
“It’s a remarkable display of consistency,” former sharp-shooting specialist Steve Kerr said. “The three-point shot has become much more prominent in the last decade, but very rarely do you see a guy who can consistently, night in and night out, make such a high percentage, especially when everybody knows that’s his goal coming into the game. So I’m amazed at what Kyle has done—just the level of consistency.”
If anyone has the pedigree to turn down a skill competition at All-Star weekend, it is Kyle Korver. Enjoy the rest; you deserve it.