NBA 3-Point Contest 2012: Live Reaction, Recap and Analysis

February 25th, 2012 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
As we get ready to settle into the Three-Point Challenge let's get caught up really quickly on who the contestants are and what we can expect to see from each of them, familiarize ourselves with the rules and project how the players will do. 

The Foot Locker Three-Point Challenge is a contest where each player has to go through five racks of balls, each of which has five balls on it. The racks are set up around the three point line with two at either corner, two at either elbow and one at the top.

The player chooses which corner to start at and then rotates around the court to the other side. He is awarded one point for every ball that goes in, with the exception of the last ball on the rack, which is a two-point ball. 


James Jones, last year's champion, is the first of two Miami Heat who are competing. If he's not defending the championship, he's probably not in the contest this year. He's only hit 21 deep balls all season long. I don't expect him to reset and I don't expect him to even make it to the second round this year. Of course, I wasn't expecting him to win last year. Jones scores 12 and goes out in the first rou ...

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