Jackson on Curry: 'If he doesn't make the All-Star team I might retire'
Stephen Curry's popularity continues to rise with the fortunes of a team that has won 10 of it last 11 games. (AP)
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Fans across the nation are doing their part to remove all doubt and intrigue related to Stephen Curry's selection to the Western Conference All-Star roster.
In the latest voting update on Thursday, the Warriors point guard moved past Clippers star Chris Paul and into second place behind Lakers legend Kobe Bryant among conference backcourt players.
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The two backcourt players in each conference with the most votes are designated as starters, along with the top three frontcourt players in each conference.
Though Curry's shot has been inconsistent in recent weeks – he's shooting below 40 percent for the past 11 games – his popularity continues to rise with the fortunes of a team that has won 10 of it last 11 games.
The latest results show Curry has 677,372 votes, with Bryant at 844,538 and Paul at 651,073. Bryant and Paul are injured and it is possible neither would be available to play in the Feb. 16 All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Heat superstar LeBron James of the Eastern Conference leads all players with 1,076,063 votes. The Thunder's Kevin Durant leads the Western Conference with 1,054,209.
Voting continues through Jan. 20, with the starters announced on Jan. 23 and the reserves on Jan. 30. Rosters are limited to 12 players from each conference.