4. Who do you want to win the 3-point shootout and why?
Menze: As a Hawks fan and native Brooklynite, of course I’m rooting for Joe Johnson, a.k.a. “Joe Jesus.” But that’s just what my heart wants. The die-hard basketball fan in me wants to see Steph Curry light it up!
Donoho: Kevin Love. He’s one of my favorite players to watch in this league. I like that he is willing to compete in this again, and he’s the darkhorse in the field.
Morton: Marco Belinelli. He’s been a great story all year. He suffered through his worst shooting season of his career last year in Chicago as part of a mostly non-descript career, but he went to San Antonio in the offseason and they applied their magic Spurs formula to revitalize this underrated shooter.
Perry: Kyrie Irving. He’s had really tough year so far and is receiving a lot of unwarranted criticism for the poor performance of his team. I think if anybody needs a personal victory right now it is Kyrie.
Blue: It surprised me to find out that Joe Johnson has never participated in the three point contest, so I’m hoping to see him do well. It often seems like Joe gets blamed for things he can’t really control, so can anybody be mad if he does well tonight?
Coverage of tonight’s festivities will be televised on TNT starting at 8 p.m. (ET) with the Three-Point Contest going down as the third event following the Skills Challenge and before the Slam Dunk Contest. Click here for the Three-Point Contest participants.