NBA All-Star Weekend Shooting Stars Competition

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The Shooting Stars competition was a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest during All-Star Weekend that was held on the Saturday before the All-Star Game. It involved a current NBA player, a WNBA player, and a retired NBA player competing together in a shooting competition. From 2004 to 2012, players represented their teams' cities. Starting in 2013, the NBA player chose both a WNBA player and the retired player to compete on his team; the competition itself was time based, involving shooting from four locations of increasing difficulty and making all four shots in sequential order. The first shot was a 10-ft bank shot from the right angle, the second was straight-on jump shot from the top of the key, the third was an NBA three-point shot from the left angle and the fourth is a half-court shot. There was a two-minute time limit for each attempt and the top two times advanced to a head-to-head final round; the event was held each All-Star Weekend from 2003–04. In 2007–08, Team San Antonio became the event's first two-time winner. Detroit followed suit in 2008–09 with their second title. In 2005–06, Team San Antonio set the course record with 25.1 seconds. In 2010-11, Team Atlanta became the first team to win the event with a time over one minute. From 2013-15, Team Bosh became the first back-to-back and three time winner. Starting with the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, the contest has been retired and removed from All Star Weekend.[1]

Shooting Stars champions[edit]

Other finishers[edit]

  • 2015 : 2. Team Westbrook, 3. Team Curry, 4. Team Millsap
  • 2014 : 2. Team Durant, 3. Team Curry, 4. Team Hardaway
  • 2013 : 2. Team Westbrook, 3. Team Harden, 4. Team Lopez
  • 2012 : 2. Texas (HOU/SA), 3. Atlanta, 4. Orlando
  • 2011 : 2. Texas (DAL/HOU/SA), 3. Los Angeles, 4. Chicago
  • 2010 : 2. Los Angeles (Clippers/Lakers), 3. Sacramento, 4. Atlanta
  • 2009 : 2. Phoenix, 3. San Antonio, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2008 : 2. Chicago, 3. Phoenix, 4. Detroit
  • 2007 : 2. Chicago, 3. San Antonio, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2006 : 2. Los Angeles (Lakers), 3. Houston, 4. Phoenix
  • 2005 : 2. Denver, 3. Detroit, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2004 : 2. San Antonio, 3. Los Angeles (Clippers), 4. Detroit

Appearances/Titles[edit]

Most Appearances

Number City
7 Los Angeles Lakers
7 San Antonio (3 as Texas)
5 Detroit
4 Houston (3 as Texas)
4 Phoenix
3 Atlanta
3 Chicago
3 Team Bosh
2 Dallas (2 as Texas)
2 Los Angeles Clippers
2 Team Curry
2 Team Westbrook
1 Denver
1 New York
1 Orlando
1 Sacramento
1 Team Durant
1 Team Hardaway
1 Team Harden
1 Team Lopez
1 Team Millsap

Most Titles

Number City
3 San Antonio (1 as Texas)
3 Team Bosh
2 Detroit
1 Atlanta
1 Dallas (1 as Texas)
1 Houston (1 as Texas)
1 Los Angeles Lakers
1 New York
1 Phoenix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, James. "Chris Bosh says NBA has scrapped Shooting Stars at All-Star weekend." CBSSports.com, December 31, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2016.

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