Before I get to my selections for the Three-Point Shootout (and I promise this is the last one, there will be no Shooting Stars or Skills Competition picking), I just wanted to share this link with you. It takes you to NBA.com’s homepage for the dunk contest, and at the bottom you can see the Top 10 dunks of each contestant’s career. I’m always one for dunk mixtapes, just thought you might enjoy it too.
Now for the choosing. In an effort to reduce monotony from my shoot-out contestant rationale (“he shoots good from deep”), I have decided to switch up the format a little bit. Instead of a paragraph on I have chosen each player, there is simply a YouTube clip. Agree or disagree, but the clips I selected were enough for me to deem the contestants worthy.
Contestant 1 — Jason Kapono, F, Miami Heat
Reigning Champ, 51% from 3 this season
Contestant 2 — James Jones, F, Portland Trail Blazers
Really good and really ambiguous (think Tim Legler)
Contestant 3 — Steve Nash, G, Phoenix Suns
Enjoys doing stuff like this
Contestant 4 — Anthony Parker, G, Toronto Raptors
Just plain nasty
Contestant 5 — Peja Stojakovic, G, New Orleans Hornets
Sure pick to win if Chris Paul could pass to him in place of racks
Contestant 6 — Ray Allen, G, Boston Celtics
NBA loves repping best team… plus, he’s wet