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SHOOTING STARS CONTEST


In 2004 this contest replaced the Hoop-it-up Tournament. It's a time based shooting competition involving a NBA player, a WNBA player and a retired NBA player who represent their teams' city. 4 teams compete shooting in sequential order to make six shots from different spots as quick as possible.
These are the 6 shots:

Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting (players have unlimited attempts for each shot).
There is a two minute time limit to make the 6 shots for each team.

Since 2007, the contest has 2 rounds, with the two fastest first round times advancing to the final.

Since 2014 there's only 4 shots per round: 10 foot bank shot from right side angle, 20 foot shot from the top of the key, NBA 3 point shot from the left side angle and half-court shot.

There are rumors that this contest has been discontinued.


2015: Team Bosh Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA .com

For the third consecutive year the team of Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash won the contest. Wilkins was decisive scoring both halfcourt shots. Team Westbrook couldn't make the halfcourt in the final round before the 1:30 limit expired.

Equipo 1ª Ronda Final
Team 1st Round Videos Final Videos
Team Bosh 30.8 sec. Watch 57.6 sec. Watch
Team Westbrook 35.2 sec. Watch - Watch
Team Curry 47.0 sec. Watch    
Team Millsap 51.4 sec. Watch    

Team Curry - Stephen Curry, Dell Curry and Sue Bird.
Team Westbrook -
Russell Westbrook, Penny Hardaway and Tamika Catchings.
Team Millsap - Paul Millsap, Scottie Pippen and Elena Delle Donne.
Team Bosh  - Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilikins and Swin Cash.

2014: Team Bosh  Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA .com

In this edition there were only 4 shots. Chris Bosh made a weird contest, missing several three pointers but making the half-court shot on his first attempt in both rounds.

Equipo 1ª Ronda Final
Team 1st Round Videos Final Videos
Team Bosh 35.6 sec. Watch 31.4 sec. Watch
Team Durant 1:00 min. Watch 43.6 sec. Watch
Team Curry 1:05 min. Watch    
Team Hardaway 1:25 min. Watch    

Team Curry - Stephen Curry, Dell Curry and Becky Hammon.
Team Durant -
Kevin Durant, Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins.
Team Hardaway - Tim Hardaway Jr, Tim Hardaway Sr and Elena Delle Donne.
Team Bosh  - Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilikins and Swin Cash.

2013: Team Bosh   Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA .com

The fastest West team and fastest East team from the first round advanced to the final round. Team Bosh won the contest with the worst time in 10 years history.
Team Westbrook made less than 30 seconds in the first round, the third best mark in the shooting stars contest history.

Equipo 1ª Ronda Final
Team 1st Round Videos Final Videos
Team Bosh 50.0 sec. Watch 1:29 min. Watch
Team Westbrook 29.5 sec. Watch * Watch
Team Harden 37.9 sec. Watch    
Team Lopez 1:07 min. Watch    

* Team Westbrook stop shooting after 1:30 minutes.

Team Harden (West): James Harden, Sam Cassell and Tina Thompson.
Team Westbrook (West)
: Russell Westbrook, Robert Horry and Maya Moore.
Team Bosh (East): Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash.
Team Lopez (East): Brook Lopez, Muggsy Bogues and Tamika Catchings.

2012: Team New York Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA.com

A brilliant Allan Houston leaded New York Team to his first Shooting Stars championship. This is the first time a team win the contest with less than 40 seconds in each round.
Another ex-player, Kenny Smith, made some of the highlights of the contests.

Equipo 1ª Ronda Final
Team 1st Round Videos Final Videos
New York 38,7 sec. Watch 37,3 sec. Watch
Texas 42,7 sec. Watch 47,6 sec. Watch
Atlanta 55,3 sec. Watch    
Orlando 1:04 min Watch    

Atlanta: Jerry Stackhouse, Lindsay Harding and Steve Smith.
New York
: Landry Fields, Cappie Pondexter and Allan Houston.
Texas: Chandler Parsons, Sophia Young and Kenny Smith.
Orlando: Jameer Nelson, Marie Ferdinand-Harris and Dennis Scott.

2011: Team Atlanta Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA.com

Team 1st Round Final
Texas 47,6 sec. 1:10 min
Los Angeles 31,8 sec. Disq. *
Atlanta 55,8 sec.  
Chicago 1:06 min.  

* They stop shooting after surpassing Atlanta time.

Texas: Dirk Nowitzki, Roneeka Hodges and Kenny Smith.
Los Angeles
: Pau Gasol, Tina Thompson and Rick Fox
Atlanta: Al Horford, Coco Miller and Steve Smith
Chicago: Taj Gibson, Cathrine Kraayveld and Steve Kerr

2010: Team Texas Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA.com

Team 1st Round Final
Texas 1:28 min. 34,3 sec.
Los Angeles 1:00 min. 55,2 sec.
Sacramento 1:46 min.  
Atlanta 1:47 min.  

Texas: Dirk Nowitzki, Becky Hammon and Kenny Smith.
Los Angeles
: Pau Gasol, Marie Ferdinand-Harris and Brent Barry
Atlanta: Joe Johnson, Angel McCoughtry and Steve Smith
Sacramento: Tyreke Evans, Nicole Powell and Chris Webber

2009: Team Detroit  Watch Shooting Stars Recap from NBA.com

Team 1st Round Final
Detroit 59,3 sec. 58,4 sec.
Phoenix 53,3 sec. 1:15 min.
San Antonio 1:06 min.  
LA Lakers 1:16 min.  

Detroit: Aaron Afflalo, Katie Smith, and Bill Laimbeer
Phoenix
: Leandro Barbosa, Tangela Smith, Dan Majerle
San Antonio: Tim Duncan, Becky Hammon and David Robinson.
LA Lakers: Derek Fisher, Lisa Leslie, Michael Cooper

2008: Team San Antonio  

Team 1st Round Final
San Antonio 41,4 sec. 35,8 sec.
Chicago 39,6 sec. 53,3 sec.
Phoenix 50,9 sec.  
Detroit 57,6 sec.  

San Antonio: Tim Duncan, Becky Hammon and David Robinson.
Chicago: Chris Duhon, Candice Dupree and B.J. Armstrong
Phoenix: Amare Stoudemire, Cappie Poindexter and Eddie Johnson
Detroit: Chauncey Billups, Swin Cash and Bill Laimbeer

2007: Team Detroit  Video from NBA.com

Team 1st Round Final
Detroit 1:06 minutes 50.5 sec.
Chicago 48.9 sec. Disq. *
San Antonio 1:32 minutes  
Los Angeles 2:00 minutes  

* Disqualified - Due to Ben Gordon shooting before Candice Dupree

Detroit: Chauncey Billups, Swin Cash, Bill Laimbeer.
Chicago: Ben Gordon, Candice Dupree, Scottie Pippen.
San Antonio
: Tony Parker, Kendra Wecker, George Gervin.
Los Angeles: Smush Parker, Temeka Johnson, Michael Cooper.

2006: Team San Antonio  Watch Highlights - from NBA.com

San Antonio squad gave no chance to their rivals. They only missed one shot (Parker), but the French point guard scored his first attempt from half court.

SAN ANTONIO: Tony Parker, Kendra Wecker, Steve Kerr (25.1 seconds)
LOS ANGELES (Lakers)
: Kobe Bryant, Lisa Leslie, Magic Johnson (41.3 seconds)
HOUSTON: Tracy McGrady, Sheryl Swoopes, Clyde Drexler (47.2 seconds)
PHOENIX: Shawn Marion, Kelly Miller, Dan Majerle (47.7 seconds)

2005: Team Phoenix 

PHOENIX: Shawn Marion, Diana Taurasi, Dan Majerle (28.0 seconds)
DENVER: Andre Miller, Becky Hammon, Alex English (44.3 seconds)
DETROIT: Ronald Dupree, Swin Cash, Adrian Dantley (1:18 minutes)
LOS ANGELES (Lakers)
: Luke Walton, Lisa Leslie, Magic Johnson (1:23 minutes)

2004: Team Los Angeles (Lakers)

One of the hometown teams won the contest after Derek Fisher banked the halfcourt shot.
The "star" of the contest was John Salley, who had a lot of trouble on the left-side three-pointer, missing about a dozen shots, throwing the ball at the rim and even attempting a layup  before finally banking one in. He redeemed by making the halfcourt shot in his next attempt.

LOS ANGELES (Lakers): Derek Fisher, Lisa Leslie, Magic Johnson (43.9 seconds)
SAN ANTONIO: Manu Ginobili, Jennifer Azzi, Steve Kerr (46.0 seconds)
LOS ANGELES (Clippers): Marko Jaric, Nikki Teasley, Terry Cummings (49.8 seconds)
DETROIT: Chauncey Billups, Cheryl Ford, John Salley (1:05 minutes)