NBA, WNBA PLAYERS AND NBA LEGENDS TO COMPETE IN RADIOSHACK SHOOTING STARS AT NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2006 – Four teams -- Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Antonio -- each comprised of an NBA player, WNBA player and NBA legend will compete in the RadioShack Shooting Stars competition, to be held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by AOL, Feb. 18 at Toyota Center.
The Houston team consists of All-Star starter Tracy McGrady, two-time WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Sheryl Swoopes of the Comets, and Hall of Famer and hometown legend Clyde Drexler. The Los Angeles team is represented by All-Star starter Kobe Bryant, Sparks center and the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer Lisa Leslie and Hall of Famer and five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson.
Representing the Phoenix team are All-Star Shawn Marion, Mercury guard Kelly Miller, the 2004 WNBA Most Improved Player, and former NBA All-Star and NBA legend Dan Majerle. The San Antonio team consists of All-Star Tony Parker, Silver Stars forward Kendra Wecker and NBA legend and TNT’s NBA analyst Steve Kerr.
The RadioShack Shooting Stars contest features six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time. Each team will select a specific player rotation to follow throughout the event. Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting in succession. Teams have up to two minutes to complete the entire shooting course and the team that completes all six shots in the lease amount of time is declared the winner. In the case of a tie, a shoot-off will be used to determine the winner.
The contestants participating in the RadioShack Shooting Stars will be competing for $112,500 in prize money, with $45,000 going to the winning team. The second place team is awarded $33,750 and the third and fourth place teams receive $16,875 each.
The RadioShack Shooting Stars will be broadcast live nationally as part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by AOL and will also feature the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk, PlayStation® Skills Challenge and the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout. TNT and ESPN Radio will begin their national coverage at 8 p.m. EST from Toyota Center.
The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 will be televised live nationally by TNT, Rogers Sportsnet and ESPN Radio from Toyota Center at 8 p.m. EST. The game will also be telecast in 215 countries and broadcast in multiple languages on NBA.com.
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Listed below are the previous winning teams from the RadioShack Shooting Stars competition:
Magic Johnson (L.A. Lakers legend), Derek Fischer (L.A. Lakers), Lisa Leslie (L.A.
2005: Dan Majerle (Phoenix Suns legend), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)