Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is presented with the three-point contest trophy after the 2013 NBA three-point contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star Weekend 2014: Three-Point Contest Participants

How are you liking NBA All-Star Weekend so far?

Great, right.

Well guess what… it’s going to get a whole lot better!

The festivities kicked off Friday night with a couple of appetizers as the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game started the show, followed by the very entertaining Rising Stars Challenge to conclude the night.

Now it’s time for the entrées. And luckily for you, there’s four separate options.

I already told you about the first (Shooting Stars) and second (Skills Challenge) events, now let me introduce #3: Three-Point Contest

Per NBA.com:

The NBA’s best from behind the arc will take part in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, with the eight players competing in a two-round competition. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many balls as he can. The highest scoring East and highest scoring West competitors from the First Round will advance to the Championship Round. Of the two finalists, the one with the lower individual score from the First Round will go first in the Championship Round. The player scoring the most points in the Championship Round will win the 2014 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest for his conference along with $100,000 for their Conference’s charities.

 

Five shooting stations will be set up around the three-point line, with four Official Spalding NBA game balls worth one point each and one Spalding NBA All-Star 2014 commemorative “money ball” worth two points at each location. New to this year’s contest, each player will also be able to switch one of the five shooting locations to a full rack of five “money balls,” each of which will be worth two points.

 

Here are the list of participants in the Three-Point Contest:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

  • Arron Afflalo (Magic)
  • Bradley Beal (Wizards)
  • Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
  • Joe Johnson (Brooklyn(

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  • Marco Belinell (Spurs)
  • Stephen Curry (Warriors)
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)
  • Kevin Love (Timberwolves)

 

Sponsored by State Farm, coverage of All-Star Saturday Night tips-off at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on TNT.

 

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