TAG: Three-point shootout

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:59 pm

Breaking: Damian Lillard Talks Making NBA All-Star History By Competing In All Five Events

Damian Lillard

In the entire history of the NBA All-Star game, no player has ever competed in all five events during All-Star weekend. 2013 Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard will cross that off his growing list of accomplishments between February 14-16 in New Orleans, when he competes in all five events, including Sunday’s main event. He’ll be setting history when he takes the court as a reserve guard in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. Lillard sat down to chat with Blazers play-by-play announcer Mike Barrett about competing in all five events his Blazers team that’s in the thick of a tough Western Conference playoff battle for the No. 1 seed. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Damian Lillard Accepts Dunk Contest Invite & May Do 3-Point Shootout

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

Remarkably, no NBA player has ever competed in all five events during an All—Star Weekend. That might change next weekend in New Orleans. Sources tell Comcast Sportsnet Northwest Damian Lillard has accepted the NBA’s invitation to participate in the 2014 Dunk Contest, and he’s mulling their offer to also participate in the three-point shootout earlier in the night. The 2013 Rookie of the Year is going to need a break from the All-Star break because he might be competing in all five events during 2014 All-Star Weekend. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Kyrie Irving’s Three-Point Contest Preparation Is Taking On Coach Byron Scott

photo. New Orleans Times-Picayune

photo. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Will this shootout be the real-life equivalent of Denzel Washington and Ray Allen in He Got Game? There’s a very good (read, 100 percent) chance Cleveland head coach Byron Scott‘s three-point shootout with star guard Kyrie Irving won’t carry the emotional weight of Jake and Jesus Shuttlesworth’s. Read More »