NBA All-Star Event: Matt Bonner Might Be Robbed Of 3-Point Shootout Again

January 18th, 2011 by Denise Charles Leave a reply »
The NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout Contest is a unique and prestigious event in which the top three-point shooters are chosen by the league.

Sometimes, however, the league seems to be blinded by the facts surrounding this contest because they seem to overlook those worthy enough to take the court. 

Last year, San Antonio Spurs’ Power Forward Matt Bonner—a player that has always been strong at threes—did not get to partake in the event, for reasons unknown; in fact, Spurs fans believe he has always been snubbed of participation.    

Last year’s winner, Boston Celtic’s Paul Pierce, had a three-point field goal percentage (3P%) of .414.  Not too shabby, considering that the two other finalists, Denver Nuggets Chauncey Billups and Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry each had a 3P% of .418 and .437, respectively. Bonner’s 3P% was .390.

Yes, the finalists had a better three-point average than Bonner that year, but that doesn’t mean Bonner wasn’t among the best for shooting threes or that he shouldn’t have been given the same opportunity as the chosen contestant ...

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