Devin Booker is ready to take on the Curry brothers.
The Phoenix Suns guard will look to defend his NBA All-Star 3-point championship from a year ago against brothers Stephen and Seth Curry on Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, won the event in 2015, while brother Seth, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, is competing in his first 3-point contest.
Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Toronto’s Danny Green, Brooklyn’s Joe Harris and Sacramento’s Buddy Hield round out the 10-player field.
The 3-point contest will be held on the same night as the slam dunk contest and the skills challenge at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets.
The dunk contest features Charlotte’s Miles Bridges, Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo, Atlanta’s John Collins and the New York Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr.
— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 6, 2019
The skills challenge includes first-time NBA All-Stars Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets and Nikola Vucevic of the Magic and Luka Doncic of the Mavericks. Atlanta’s Trae Young, Memphis’ Mike Conley, Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma and Boston’s Jayson Tatum will also compete.
The NBA also released the rosters for the annual celebrity All-Star game, which will be held on Feb. 15.
The Home team includes former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith, Dr. Mehmet Oz, comedian JB Smoove, “Luke Cage” actor Mike Colter, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams and 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 6, 2019
The Away team features reigning MVP and rapper Quavo along with former NBA great Ray Allen, comedian Amanda Seales and recording artist Bad Bunny.
Dawn Staley, three-time Olympic Champion and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, will coach the Home team against the 2018 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird.
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