Tuesday, February 8, 2011
NBA Announces 3-Point Shooutout Participants
Looks like the All-Star weekend festivities will include a little more home town flavor, even if it's via one of the Los Angeles Lakers biggest rivals. Today the contestants for the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest were announced and will include Inglewood's own Paul Pierce, returning to defend his title from last season. Joining Pierce will be his All-Star Celtics teammate Ray Allen (soon to be the all-time leader in career threes made), Kevin Durant, sharp shooter Daniel Gibson (-__-) the Heat's James Jones and Dorell Wright from the Warriors (who leads the NBA is threes made this season and is also from Los Angeles).
My favorite to win would be Allen who has one of the smoothest and most textbook jump shots in the history of the game. He also took home the title back in 2001. And although the Cavs have been on the wrong side of the winning column more times than not this season you can't sleep on Gibson. The kid can flat out shoot the rock and it would be nice to see a Cavs player win at something.
The 3-point contest will be held on Saturday Feb. 19th at Staples Center. I think tickets are still available if you've got a spare $500+ to shell out for a seat.