February 7, 2005
NEW YORK - Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen
and forward Vladimir Radmanovic
highlight a field of six in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, to be held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online, February 19 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Allen was the 2001 Shootout Champion, when All-Star Weekend was held in Washington. He finished third in 2000 and fifth in 2002. This will be Radmanovic's first Shootout appearance.
Dale Ellis is the only player to win the Shootout with the Sonics, doing so in 1989. Sonics forward Rashard Lewis
finished sixth in 2001 and fourth last year, while former Sonics guard Brent Barry
finished third in 2003.
Allen ranks sixth in NBA history with 1,389 three-pointers, and his 39.9% career percentage from three-point range ranks him in the NBA's top 25 of all time. Allen is fourth in threes made this season (112) and is shooting 37.6% from downtown. Radmanovic is making 40.9% of his threes, which ranks him 15th in the NBA. His 101 threes made are ninth-best in the league.
Allen and Radmanovic will have to compete against defending champion Voshon Lenard (Denver), Philadelphia’s Kyle Korver, Phoenix’s Joe Johnson and Quentin Richardson.
The contestants in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout will be competing for $57,500 in prize money, with $25,000 going to the winner. Second place is worth $15,000, third place is worth $10,000 and fourth through sixth place is worth $2,500 each.
The Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout will be broadcast live nationally as part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online and will also feature the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk, PlayStation Skills Challenge and RadioShack Shooting Stars. NBA All-Star Saturday Night will be televised live nationally on TNT in the United States and on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada at 6 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. ET. Live audio broadcasts are available on ESPN Radio and on NBA.com in multiple languages.
Foot Locker, a second year sponsor of the three-point shootout, is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a specialty retailer that operates stores in 16 countries in North America, Europe and Australia. Through its athletic group of specialty retail stores, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports, as well as its direct-to-consumer channel footlocker.com/Eastbay, the Company is the leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
FOOT LOCKER THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT YEAR-BY-YEAR WINNERS
1986 – Larry Bird, Boston
1987 – Larry Bird, Boston
1988 – Larry Bird, Boston
1989 – Dale Ellis, Seattle
1990 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
1991 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
1992 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
1993 – Mark Price, Cleveland
1994 – Mark Price, Cleveland
1995 – Glen Rice, Miami
1996 – Tim Legler, Washington
1997 – Steve Kerr, Chicago
1998 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2000 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2001 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee
2002 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2003 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2004 – Voshon Lenard, Denver