Steph Curry and David Lee make NBA All-Star pitch...for each other

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Golden State Warriors pair Stephen Curry and David Lee have been talking about the upcoming All-Star game in New Orleans.

But while the likes of Demarcus Cousins and Kevin Love have released vote-hunting viral videos in the hope of encouraging fans to pick them for the game, Curry and Lee have instead been bigging-up each others chances of representing the West.

Speaking to the San Francisco chronicle Curry was keen to express the role Lee is playing in the Warriors current good form:

"He has showed how important he is to our success as a team and why he's been there twice. 

"I don't think it was fair to kind of take him out of that conversation so early in the season without letting things settle in," he told Rusty Simmons.

"It's nice to see him playing the way he is. 

"I expect to see him in New Orleans, representing the Warriors like he did last year."

Lee is currently ranked 12th in the voting among frontcourt players after the latest All-Star returns were released by the NBA.

And Lee was quick to return the favour, praising the work of Curry this season:

"To me, he's clearly an All-Star starter.

"I know it depends on voting - not on play - but he deserves it."

"He's a guy who has gotten so much better at finishing in the paint; his assist numbers have gone way up."

And Lee ended with a subtle dig at other NBA players:

"I'm not naming any names, but I wish all of the superstars in the league were as good of guys as Steph.

"I think he represents our game the proper way and does things the right way."

With the starters announced next Thursday, and reserves Jan. 30, we will have to see if their words manage to swing any voters.

What do you think? Should Curry and Lee play in New Orleans?


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