Prior to Tuesday night’s Celtics-Clippers game, the NBA announced the participants for this year’s All-Star events. Among those involved will be Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who will both take part in the three-point contest.
It’s the first appearance in the three-point contest for both Tatum and Brown. Tatum comes in shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc this year, while Brown is shooting 38.5 percent. The other six participants are Steph Curry, Donovan Mitchell, Zach Lavine, and Devin Booker.
Since the three-point contest started in 1986, a Celtics player has won four times, which is tied for the most by a single team in the history of the event. Larry Bird won the first three years the event was held, and Paul Pierce took home the C’s fourth title in 2010. Tatum and Brown are the first Celtics to take point in the three-point contest since Ray Allen in 2011.
Normally, the three-point contest is held during the ‘Skills Competition,’ the night before the All-Star game. Due to COVID, this year’s competition will happen as part of the pregame festivities Sunday night in Atlanta.
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