Stephen Curry vs Sabrina Ionescu: Kevin Durant Makes Choice for the Highly Anticipated 3-Point Contest

Published 02/12/2024, 9:11 PM EST

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The stage is set for “Stephen vs. Sabrina” and everyone is picking sides. With the All-Star season upon us, many are eagerly anticipating this unprecedented cross-league contest. Stephen Curry‘s former Warriors teammate, Kevin Durant, has made headlines with his predictions, not once but twice. When asked to choose between his friend and Ionescu, Durant initially supported Curry, stating, “I‘m going Steph, sorry Sabrina, you can shoot but not against the greatest. Simple enough right? Wrong!

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When Leigh Ellis asked Curry to guess Durant’s prediction, Curry went on to state, “Knowing him, he’s an instigator, I’m sure he picked her.” In a hilarious turn of events, KD switched sides and served some banter to Curry by saying, “I can’t believe u would call me an instigator, Stephen. I’m taking Sabrina.

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Thought that was over? Well, you’re wrong again! Veteran Kevin Durant shared his opinion again and sparked excitement all around. The NBA shared an Instagram reel,  where Durant states, “You know how I like to switch” but before that, he clarifies, “I’m going Steph. I said I said Steph first, then Steph kinda like disrespectfully called me an instigator so I went to Sabrina but I’m gonna go back to Steph.

Opinions and banter have taken over the NBA. When asked, Kyrie Irving, point guard for the Mavs, responded with his prediction, “Two incredible shooters. Incredible players really I don’t wanna disrespect their craft and the hard work they put in but….yeah I’m pulling for Sabrina, um no disrespect to you Steph, I love you big bro but same time you know like she got the record man, she’s coming to defend her title.

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So, who will reign supreme? Sabrina Ionescu, the New York Liberty’s superstar, set the highest record in both the WNBA and NBA with her jaw-dropping 37 points in the 2023 WNBA 3-point contest. While Stephen Curry holds the NBA record for total three-pointers made, Ionescu even surpassed his highest 3-point contest score of 31.

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Upon seeing her performance, Curry had to let his competitor come out, leading to this historic showdown.

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Chef Curry will be cookin’ with an NBA ball from NBA 3-point lines (23 feet, 9 inches) whereas Ionescu will be using the WNBA ball and will take shots from the WNBA 3-point lines (20 feet, 6 inches). Additionally, Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play nonprofit and Ionescu’s SI20 Foundation will receive donations from the NBA and WNBA.

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