Damian Lillard Joins 3-Point Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend
Portland Damian Lillard joins 3-Point Contest on March 7 at the NBA All-Star Day. The Three-Point and Skills Challenges will be before the All-Star Game. Also, the Slam Dunk contest will occur during the halftime of the game.
According to Price Per Player Blog sources, Lillard is a shoo-in to be an All-Star this year. At present, he made 105 three-pointers to be third in the NBA. He shot 38 percent from long-range.
However, some players are critical about holding an All-Star game during a pandemic. Some players against the showcase include LeBron James, De’Aaron Fox, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Damian Lillard Joins 3-Point Contest
According to gambling tutorials and news reports, Lillard said it was a business decision for the NBA. Also, he added that he understood the decision. He said that there are repercussions for not holding an All-Star Game this year.
Aside from being a potential All-Star, he is an MVP candidate this year. He averages 29 points, seven assists, and four rebounds. The Blazers are now 17-10 and missing Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum.
Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the team captains for the All-Star Game. The Western Conference starters are James, Steph Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, and Nikola Jokic. Also, the Eastern Conference starters are Durant, Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid.
The starters are based on votes from fans, players, and media. However, the teams will not be based on the conferences. Instead, Durant and James will choose their teammates through a pick-up game style.
Doncic and Lillard got the same number of votes. However, Doncic was named a starter because he won the tiebreaker based on the number of fan votes. Lillard deserves to be an all-star this year because of his performance in the season so far.
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