Oh... excuse me, the "AT&T Shootout". Anyway, I always enjoyed the three point contest a lot more than the Slam Dunk contest and the NBA can still draw big names into it. Here are this year's competitors.
Ray Allen - Milwaukee*
Mike Miller - Orlando
Steve Nash - Dallas
Wesley Person - Cleveland
Paul Pierce - Boston
Quentin Richardson L.A. - Clippers
Steve Smith - San Antonio
Peja Stojakovic - Sacramento
* - defending champ
I am a little disappointed that Dirk Nowitzki isn't in it again this year but what can you do.
This is one of the better lineups that I can remember in a while. Being a Sacramento Kings and Florida Gators fan I hope that the finals will be between Peja and Mike Miller. Peja will probably be the favorite to win it but I doubt Mike will make it Paul Pierce would beat any of these guys if it were one on one, but a shoot out contest I don't know. Nash should do alright. But I think it will probably be Peja over Ray Allen in the Finals.
Originally posted by PhilRippaOn the fantasy note - I have three of those guys on my fantasy team.
I seem to recall Steve Smith stinkin the joint up in these things before.
I also look at these lineups and remember fondly the years when Tim Legler could win
Or how about Craig Hodges, when he wasn't even on a NBA team?
Gotta go with Paul Pierce over Peja here....
"Disillusioned words like bullets bark as human gods aim for their mark Made everything from toy guns that spark to flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark It's easy to see without looking too far That not much is really sacred." - Bob Dylan
Dakich was almost universally hated by the Indiana faithful, and was never tought of as a long-term solution. His tossing of Bassett and Ellis from the team in the last two days didn't endear him to his team OR the fans.