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The Shooting Stars competition was a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest during All-Star Weekend that was held on the Saturday before the All-Star Game. It involved a current NBA player, a WNBA player, and a retired NBA player competing together in a shooting competition. From 2004 to 2012, players represented their teams' cities. Starting in 2013, the NBA player chose both a WNBA player and the retired player to compete on his team. The competition itself was time based, involving shooting from four locations of increasing difficulty and making all four shots in sequential order. The first shot was a 10-ft bank shot from the right angle, the second was straight-on jump shot from the top of the key, the third was an NBA three-point shot from the left angle and the fourth is a half-court shot. There was a two-minute time limit for each attempt and the top two times advanced to a head-to-head final round. The event was held each All-Star Weekend from 2003–04. In 2007–08, Team San Antonio became the event's first two-time winner. Detroit followed suit in 2008–09 with their second title. In 2005–06, Team San Antonio set the course record with 25.1 seconds. In 2010-11, Team Atlanta became the first team to win the event with a time over one minute. From 2013-15, Team Bosh became the first back-to-back and three time winner. Starting with the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, the contest has been retired and removed from All Star Weekend.[1]

Shooting Stars champions[edit]

Other finishers[edit]

  • 2015 : 2. Team Westbrook, 3. Team Curry, 4. Team Millsap
  • 2014 : 2. Team Durant, 3. Team Curry, 4. Team Hardaway
  • 2013 : 2. Team Westbrook, 3. Team Harden, 4. Team Lopez
  • 2012 : 2. Texas (HOU/SA), 3. Atlanta, 4. Orlando
  • 2011 : 2. Texas (DAL/HOU/SA), 3. Los Angeles, 4. Chicago
  • 2010 : 2. Los Angeles (Clippers/Lakers), 3. Sacramento, 4. Atlanta
  • 2009 : 2. Phoenix, 3. San Antonio, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2008 : 2. Chicago, 3. Phoenix, 4. Detroit
  • 2007 : 2. Chicago, 3. San Antonio, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2006 : 2. Los Angeles (Lakers), 3. Houston, 4. Phoenix
  • 2005 : 2. Denver, 3. Detroit, 4. Los Angeles (Lakers)
  • 2004 : 2. San Antonio, 3. Los Angeles (Clippers), 4. Detroit

Appearances/Titles[edit]

Most Appearances

Number City
7 Los Angeles Lakers
7 San Antonio (3 as Texas)
5 Detroit
4 Houston (3 as Texas)
4 Phoenix
3 Atlanta
3 Chicago
3 Team Bosh
2 Dallas (2 as Texas)
2 Los Angeles Clippers
2 Team Curry
2 Team Westbrook
1 Denver
1 New York
1 Orlando
1 Sacramento
1 Team Durant
1 Team Hardaway
1 Team Harden
1 Team Lopez
1 Team Millsap

Most Titles

Number City
3 San Antonio (1 as Texas)
3 Team Bosh
2 Detroit
1 Atlanta
1 Dallas (1 as Texas)
1 Houston (1 as Texas)
1 Los Angeles Lakers
1 New York
1 Phoenix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert, James. "Chris Bosh says NBA has scrapped Shooting Stars at All-Star weekend." CBSSports.com, December 31, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2016.

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