It is beginning to become a common occurrence where a player, a top player in the NBA, turns down an invite to some sort of skills competition that takes place during the All-Star Weekend of that year. It has happened yet again as Kyle Korver has turned down an invite to participate in the Three-Point Shootout which will be a part of the 2014 All-Star festivities. Although the roster of participants will not be announced until next week, I believe that Korver could have easily won the event.
Korver is on an insane streak of nearly 120 games of at least one three-point field goal made. The other active streaks of consecutive games with at least one three-point FGM are under 50. Korver surpassed Dana Barros‘ record of 89-consecutive games a few months ago and has not looked back.
Korver told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was going to spend the All-Star break with his wife and their one-year old daughter. Which is completely understandable even though some fans are disappointed the Korver did in fact decline the invite.
Korver currently has a three-point percentage of 46.6 with just about six three-point field goals attempted per game. He averages just under three made per game. His field goal percentage all together is a very solid 47.9 percent.
This season is arguably Korver’s best season ever. His three-point percentage this year stands as his second highest in his career. Second only to a 53.6 percent stroke during the 2009-2010 season which he spent with the Utah Jazz.
With Dominique Wilkins defending Atlanta’s crown in the Shooting Stars event, it would have been very cool to see him, Korver, along with Eastern Conference All-Star Paul Millsap all in New Orleans representing themselves and the Atlanta Hawks franchise.