Last Year Stephen Curry Hoisted the 2015 Three Point Contest Trophy

This year, it was definitely Thompson’s turn to win the All-Star Three Point contest. However, a year ago in New York, it was the other Splash Brother that was victorious during the very same event.

Laced up in the Under Armour Curry One ‘Candy Reign’, Steph Curry beat finalists Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving with 13 straight buckets. He got into his rhythm at the top of the key in the second round, missing the first from the center rack but making the next 13 for finish with a score of 27 — that’s 20 of 25 attempts. The 2014 defending champ, Marco Belinelli, didn’t even make it out of the first round with 18 points.

Ironically, 27 is the score Thompson won the contest with this year. The 2016 All-Star Three Point contest also marks the first time that teammates have won the event consecutively; 2015 was Curry, 2016 was Thompson. They’re also the two best shooters in the NBA right now, and as a friend of mine says, “Stats don’t f***ing lie.”

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A detailed view of the sneakers of Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference during the Foot Locker 2015 Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
February 14, 2015| Credit: Elsa

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference talks with Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference, James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and of the Western Conference and J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. February 14, 2015| Credit: Elsa

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A detailed view of the sneakers of Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference during the 2015 Three Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
February 14, 2015| Credit: Elsa

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference reacts during the 2015 Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
February 14, 2015| Credit: Elsa

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and of the Western Conference talks with Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference, James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and of the Western Conference and J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest as part of the 2015 NBA Allstar Weekend at Barclays Center on February 14, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
February 14, 2015| Credit: Elsa

 

Noah Goldowitz, otherwise known as @TheShoeRestorer on Instagram, is a long time sneaker fanatic and vintage sneaker lover with a deep passion for all things sneaker related.