Who ever thought that a carving into a mountain in South Dakota would get so much attention at an NBA showcase? Well, that’s what has happened after LeBron James assessed his version of the NBA’s Mount Rushmore. James’ listing of the four greatest players in the history of the NBA has hit a nerve in the league, and social media at large, and it has also sparked an interest in other top-four lists.
With that in mind, Warriors TV’s Laurence Scott asked Stephen Curry about his Mount Rushmore of shooters. See how Steph responded in the video below.
Whether or not Curry ever makes that Mount Rushmore of shooters can possibly be affected by how he does in tonight’s Three-Point Contest. He is a popular pick to win the Three-Point Contest, and the half court range he showed at today’s NBA All-Star Practice lent further credibility to that prediction. This will be Curry’s third time in the Three-Point Contest, and all Warriors fans are in agreement that they want the third time to be the charm. The guard, who has been quite busy over the last few days in New Orleans, made sure to get some practice for the shootout earlier this week at the Warriors Practice Facility.
And for more on Curry, check out this infographic for some outstanding notes and numbers on his participation in NBA All-Star Weekend and the outstanding season he has put together so far.
Curry’s participation in the Three-Point Contest will be one of three Warriors events tonight at NBA All-Star Saturday. Curry will also compete in the Shooting Stars and Harrison Barnes will take part in the Dunk Contest. TNT’s live coverage of the skill showcases will begin at 5 p.m. (PST), and the actual competitions will start at 5:30 p.m.
We’ve detailed the changes in some of the All-Star Saturday events in our All-Star Weekend preview, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t already. And if you missed Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge, you missed Barnes going off for 12 of his 16 points in the first five minutes of the second half. Get a full recap of Barnes in action last night by clicking here, and check out his footwear selection last night in the tweet below.
Barnes will be back in action tonight in the Dunk Contest, and he’s hosting a contest on his official Facebook page that #DubNation might be interested in. As demonstrated in a recent #GSWStats blog entry, Barnes will be the third Warriors player in franchise history to participate in the dunk contest, and the first since two-time dunk champ Jason Richardson last competed in 2004. Barnes has kept his dunk ideas close to the chest, but he has hinted that he’ll pay homage to some of the dunk contest legends. He has certainly built up some additional excitement, and this movie trailer does nothing to diminish that enthusiasm.
Enjoy the show and be sure to visit warriors.com/allstar later tonight for a full recap of all of All-Star Saturday Night’s action.