WATCH: Steph Curry Shows Fiery Form in Practice Ahead of Three Point Contest in NBA All Star

Published 03/07/2021, 7:45 PM EST
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Hours before the All-star game begins, fans are absolutely buzzing to see NBA’s biggest stars in action. This All-star game is unprecedented, with both the three-point contest and the slam dunk contest being held on the same day as the NBA All-Star game.

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The three-point contest is stacked this year with players like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, and Zach LaVine. But undoubtedly, the Warriors’ talisman Steph Curry is the hot favorite.

In fact, Curry was putting in the work before the contest. The 32-year-old took to Twitter and posted a video of him preparing for the contest.

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Curry has participated in six three-point contests and won the contest once in 2015. He had a disappointing outing last time around and was beaten by Brooklyn Nets’ sharpshooter Joe Harris.

The 7-time All-Star will be determined to win the three-point contest for the second time, but given the quality of the opposition, it will be a difficult task.

Why Steph Curry is the favorite to win the NBA All-Star three-point contest

Steph is arguably one of the best shooters the NBA has ever seen. The 32-year-old has broken multiple shooting records in his 12 seasons in the league. He even broke the league record for most three-pointers in a season, scoring a league record 402 threes in a regular season.

He has a career average of knocking down 43.3% of his three-pointers. Curry has carried that form this season, shooting 41.1% from the three-point line, and has scored a total of 169 three-pointers in 35 games.

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Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits on the court floor after being called for a foul against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The second most prolific shooter this season has been Damian Lillard, shooting down 146 threes this season. Among the three-point contestants, only Zach LaVine has higher efficiency, shooting 43.5% of the three-pointers.

Given how great Steph has been from the three-point line and given that the competitors haven’t been that prolific from the field, Curry is definitely the favorite to win the three-point contest. Even William Hill listed Curry as the betting favorite at +175.

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The 32-year-old hasn’t won the trophy for five seasons now, and he will be eager to win for the second time in his career. Will Steph Curry become a two-time champion tonight?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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