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NBA announces fields for 3-Point, Slam Dunk, Skills Challenge events on All-Star Weekend – ESPN

By February 5, 2019Entertainment News

The Curry brothers — Stephen and Seth — and Dirk Nowitzki will headline the 3-Point Contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend, the league announced Tuesday.

The field also will include reigning champion Devin Booker and Kemba Walker, who will be on his home court when the event takes place Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Booker won last season’s 3-Point Contest with a record 28-point final round. But that field didn’t include Stephen Curry, who passed on participating in Los Angeles last year but won the event in 2015. His younger brother, Seth, currently leads the league in 3-point shooting at 48.5 percent.

The Currys grew up in Charlotte, and Stephen was an All-American at nearby Davidson.

Stephen and Seth’s father, Dell, played 10 seasons for the Charlotte Hornets — participating in the 3-point contest twice — and remains a television analyst for the franchise.

The league also on Tuesday announced the full lineups for the Slam Dunk Contest and the Skills Challenge:

3-Point Contest:

• Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

• Seth Curry, Portland Trail Blazers

• Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Danny Green, Toronto Raptors

Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets

Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

• Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

• Kemba Walker, Hornets

Slam-Dunk Contest

Miles Bridges, Hornets

John Collins, Atlanta Hawks

Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City Thunder

Dennis Smith Jr., New York Knicks

Skills Challenge

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

Luka Doncic, Mavericks

De’Aaron Fox, Kings

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

The All-Star Game will take place Feb. 17 and will pit Team LeBron James against Team Giannis Antetokounmpo. The leading vote-getters of the Western and Eastern conferences will select their rosters via a draft on Thursday.


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