Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu to stand off in struggle of 3-point contest champions – Yahoo Sports activities

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Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu to stand off in struggle of 3-point contest champions – Yahoo Sports activities

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

NBA All-Superstar Weekend may have one thing new, due to Sabrina Ionescu and Stephen Curry.

The Golden State Warriors and New York Liberty stars will face off in a 3-point shootout in Indianapolis subsequent month, in keeping with The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Curry has gained the NBA’s 3-point contest two times, in 2015 and 2021, whilst Ionescu set a report with 37 issues within the ultimate of her win within the WNBA match closing 12 months.

The foundations of the competition stay unclear, particularly which 3-point line the 2 avid gamers will each and every be the use of.

Curry hinted on the risk previous Thursday in a section with Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski that completely wasn’t staged in any respect, which took place to be captured by means of TNT’s cameras.

Curry and Ionescu had been teasing this for some time. After burning down the nets on the WNBA shoot-out, Ionescu tweeted at Curry a couple of shootout. Curry answered days later, confirming he used to be concerned with a competition.

WNBA stars have participated in NBA All-Superstar Weekend prior to now, most commonly within the famous person sport and the capturing stars pageant. None have participated within the 3-point contest, however Ionescu will now get an opportunity to advertise ladies’s basketball on some of the NBA’s greatest phases.

NBA All-Superstar Weekend is scheduled from Feb. 16 to 18 in Indianapolis. The starters for the sport had been additionally introduced previous Thursday, with Curry coming in need of a 9th profession get started. The Curry-Ionescu would possibly not be the one tweak within the weekend’s structure, as the sport may be going again to its previous East-West structure slightly than decided on groups.