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“We gotta settle this once and for all.” – Stephen Curry issues challenge to WNBA 3-point contest winner

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In anticipation of the upcoming 2024 All-Star Weekend, basketball fans are buzzing with excitement, particularly about the 3-point Contest, which showcases the skills of the best shooters in the league. The excitement has gone off the roof after Stephen Curry challenged WNBA 3-point contest winner Sabrina Ionescu.

Stephen Curry issues challenge to Sabrina Ionescu

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During the Warriors’ pre-game warmup, Stephen Curry asked rookie Brandin Podziemski about the record holder for most points in a 3-point competition, and Podziemski promptly answered Sabrina Ionescu. Amused by the response, Curry, inspired by the idea, expressed his desire to bring Ionescu into the competition, stating, “We gotta settle this once and for all.”

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Stephen Curry wants to face Sabrina Ionescu and take back the “Sharpshooter” record to his name

Stephen Curry, known for his sharpshooting skills, currently holds the NBA 3-point contest record for the highest-scoring round. However, Sabrina Ionescu, a standout player for the New York Liberty in the WNBA, made headlines by breaking Curry’s record in the WNBA 3-point contest last year.

Sabrina Ionescu broke Stephen Curry's 3-point record

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While Curry remains the record holder for the NBA 3-point contest with 31 points in the first round in 2021 and a two-time champion (2015 and 2021), Ionescu’s remarkable feat of scoring 37 points in the final round of the WNBA contest last year surpassed all 3-point contest records. Ionescu missed just 2 shots in her iconic performance as she went on to lift the 3-point contest trophy.

Podziemski, who shares the same agent with Ionescu, revealed the potential feasibility of making the challenge happen. Encouraged by this, Stephen Curry exclaimed, “It’ll be lit.” signaling his eagerness to take on the WNBA star in a unique 3-point contest showdown.

Stephen Curry aims to take back the scoring record

Despite being in different leagues, Stephen Curry expressed his interest in attempting to beat Ionescu’s record, setting the stage for a potential head-to-head competition in a separate event. As the participants for this year’s 3-point contest are yet to be announced, fans are hopeful to see Curry’s name in the mix, as Curry aims to take the record back to his name.

The prospect of witnessing two shooting legends go head-to-head in a one-of-a-kind 3-point contest has captured the imagination of basketball enthusiasts, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming All-Star Weekend.

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Saswata Saha
Saswata Saha
I'm a sports enthusiast with a strong interest in pursuing a career in sports. I watch most of the sports and try to analyse it for a better understanding.
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