Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum in Field, made up entirely of the 2021 NBA All-Stars (www.NBA.com); MTN DEW® Zone returns: two deep shots from 6 feet behind a 3-point line worth three points each; The competition will take place on Sunday, March 7 before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
Former 3-point contest champions Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead a field comprised entirely of the current NBA All-Stars who will compete in the 2021 MTN DEW.® 3-point contest on Sunday, March 7 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The competition will take place before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which airs on TNT.
The field of six players for the 35e MTN DEW® The 3-point contest also features 2021 NBA stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz. This is the first 3-point competition in which each participant is currently an NBA All-Star.
MTN DEW returns as the primary partner of the 3-point contest as part of PepsiCo and the renewal of the NBA’s multi-year marketing partnership. In addition, MTN DEW will award $ 100,000 in newly created MTN DEW scholarships to two students from historically black colleges and universities during the broadcast of the 3-point competition.
The MTN DEW 3-Point Competition is a two-round timed shooting competition at the 2021 NBA All-Star, which will take place over one night. TNT’s NBA All-Star coverage on March 7 kicks off at 5 p.m. ET with TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax, followed by Taco Bell® Skills Challenge and MTN DEW 3-Points Contest starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of the NBA All-Star Game will begin at 8 p.m. ET, with AT&T Slam Dunk at halftime. NBA All-Star 2021 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages.
Booker, the 2018 MTN DEW 3 Point Contest Champion, will make his fifth appearance in the event. Curry, the 2015 champion, will compete for the seventh time, tying Dale Ellis for the second most appearances behind Craig Hodges (eight). A seven-time NBA all-star, Curry had 164 3 points, a league-high this season. He holds the NBA one-season record for 3 points (402 in 2015-16) and is career second at 3 points (2659).
LaVine and Mitchell are both former AT&T Slam Dunk champions. No player has ever won both the MTN DEW 3 point and AT&T Slam Dunk competition in a career. LaVine will participate in the 3-point contest for the second year in a row. This marks the debut of the event for Mitchell. Brown and Tatum are also participating for the first time in the MTN DEW 3 point competition.
For the second year in a row, the MTN DEW 3 point competition will feature the “MTN DEW Zone” – two deep shot locations positioned equidistant between the traditional racks at the top of the 3 point arch and the adjacent “wing” rack. . Each of the two MTN DEW zone ball bases is located 6 feet behind the 3-point line and contains a special green ball, the “3-Ball”. Shots made with the green ball are worth three points.
In addition to the two shots in the MTN DEW zone, the MTN DEW 3-point competition will have five main shooting locations – four racks containing four official NBA game balls (each worth one point) and one multicolored ‘silver’ ball (d ‘worth two points), as well as a special “all silver bullets” holder. Each ball on the all-silver ball rack, which each participant can place at one of the five traditional shooting locations, is worth two points.
Each competitor will have 70 seconds (1:10) to shoot as many as 27 balls as possible, with a maximum possible score of 40 points per round. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round will advance to the championship round. The player with the highest score in the Championship Round will win the MTN DEW 3 Point Contest. Click here (https://on.nba.com/3cbMvsn) for a full explanation of the rules and a diagram showing the location of the MTN DEW zone.
Below are the participants of the MTN DEW 2021 3-point competition and a list of previous winners.
* 2020-21 season *
Golden State Warriors
Statistics through the matches of March 1
MTN DEW® WINNERS OF THE 3 POINTS CONTEST
1986 – Larry Bird, Boston
1998 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2011 – James Jones, Miami
1987 – Larry Bird, Boston
2000 – Jeff Hornacek, Utah
2012 – Kevin Love, Minnesota
1988 – Larry Bird, Boston
2001 – Ray Allen, Milwaukee
2013 – Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
1989 – Dale Ellis, Seattle
2002 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2014 – Marco Belinelli, San Antonio
1990 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
2003 – Peja Stojakovic, Sacramento
2015 – Stephen Curry, Golden State
1991 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
2004 – Voshon Lenard, Denver
2016 – Klay Thompson, Golden State
1992 – Craig Hodges, Chicago
2005 – Quentin Richardson, Phoenix
2017 – Éric Gordon, Houston
1993 – Mark Price, Cleveland
2006– Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
2018 – Devin Booker, Phoenix
1994 – Mark Price, Cleveland
2007 – Jason Kapono, Miami
2019 – Joe Harris, Brooklyn
1995 – Glen Rice, Miami
2008 – Jason Kapono, Toronto
2020 – Buddy Hield, Sacramento
1996 – Tim Legler, Washington
2009 – Daequan Cook, Miami
1997 – Steve Kerr, Chicago
2010 – Paul Pierce, Boston
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