On the night of the NBA All-Star Game, the league’s best shooters will compete in the 3-Point Contest to determine a champion.
2023 NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest: Format and rules explained
What exactly is Starry Range?
During All-Star weekend, the NBA proves once and for all that it is capable of putting on a show. They have their finger on the pulse of what fans want with exciting events like the Celebrity Game, the Skills Challenge, the Rising Stars, and the eye-catching Slam Dunk contest. However, the 3-point contest is the showpiece of the tournament.
In 2023, the world’s best 3-point shooters will compete to see who can show the most stamina and accuracy over the course of the season.
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The 3-Point Contest has emerged as the highlight of All-Star Saturday Night in recent years, with many of the league’s best players participating in an effort to win the ultimate bragging rights.
Following the current trend toward long-range shooting, Starry Range will be introduced to the All-Star competition as a new variable.
The “Starry Zone” will serve as the ultimate test of long-range shooting, taking the place of the “DEW Zone” featured in the 3-Point Contest for the previous three years.
Two shots with a Wilson Starry basketball from beyond the 3-point line (29 feet, 9 inches) are allowed per game.
A perfect score in Starry Range is 40, with each basket worth three points.
Who will be playing in the 2023 Starry 3-Point Contest?
Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard, and Lauri Markkanen are just a few of the All-Stars in this year’s competition.
Buddy Hield, a guard for the Indiana Pacers, is among the top contenders because he is looking to defend his title from the 2020 3-Point Contest, which he won in Chicago. Hield is atop the NBA leaderboard in 3-pointers made this year and is shooting better than 40 percent from deep.
Lillard is making his third appearance in the tournament, following his 2014 and 2019 appearances.
Starry 3-Point Contest Participants
- Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
- Anfernee Simons – Portland Trail Blazers
- Buddy Hield – Indiana Pacers
- Tyrese Haliburton – Indiana Pacers
- Lauri Markkanen – Utah Jazz
- Kevin Huerter – Sacramento Kings
- Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics
- Tyler Herro – Miami Heat
When will the Starry 3-Point Shootout take place?
- What: Starry 3-Point Contest
- When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. ET (second event)
- Where: Vivint Arena
- TV channel: TNT
- Live stream: Sling TV
All-time winners of the 3-Point Contest
|2022||Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)|
|2021||Stephen Curry (Warriors)|
|2020||Buddy Hield (Kings)|
|2019||Joe Harris (Nets)|
|2018||Devin Booker (Suns)|
|2017||Eric Gordon (Rockets)|
|2016||Klay Thompson (Warriors)|
|2015||Stephen Curry (Warriors)|
|2014||Marco Belinelli (Spurs)|
|2013||Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)|
|2012||Kevin Love (Timberwolves)|
|2011||James Jones (Suns)|
|2010||Paul Pierce (Celtics)|
|2009||Daequan Cook (Heat)|
|2008||Jason Kapono (Raptors)|
|2007||Jason Kapono (Heat)|
|2006||Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)|
|2005||Quentin Richardson (Suns)|
|2004||Voshon Lenard (Nuggets)|
|2003||Peja Stojakovic (Kings)|
|2002||Peja Stojakovic (Kings)|
|2001||Ray Allen (Bucks)|
|2000||Jeff Hornacek (Jazz)|
|1998||Jeff Hornacek (Jazz)|
|1997||Steve Kerr (Bulls)|
|1996||Tim Legler (Wizards)|
|1995||Glen Rice (Heat)|
|1994||Mark Price (Cavaliers)|
|1993||Mark Price (Cavaliers)|
|1992||Craig Hodges (Bulls)|
|1991||Craig Hodges (Bulls)|
|1990||Craig Hodges (Bulls)|
|1989||Larry Bird (Celtics)|
|1987||Larry Bird (Celtics)|
|1986||Larry Bird (Celtics)|