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.”