Move over D’Angelo Russell, the Brooklyn Nets has a new face of the franchise – at least for the All-Star weekend.
Joe Harris stole the show from the Curry brothers in their hometown of Charlotte in their element of expertise when he was crowned the king of the MTN DEW 3-Point contest after making all five of his shots off his money rack.
“Steph is the greatest shooter of all time,” Harris said. “Shooting off the rack is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anyone to get it twisted at all. For me to come in and win on my first time, it’s surreal. It’s been an honor for me to be here, for me to participate this weekend, and it’s something I’ll remember for a long time.”
Harris spent his first two seasons at Cleveland where he averaged only 2.5 points per game. Currently he is the second in NBA for 3-point percentage at a staggerring 47.1% and is averaging 13.9 points per game at his breakout season at the Nets.
“I think if you look at the makeup of our Brooklyn Nets team, it’s a lot of guys who have been castoffs and given a second opportunity,” Harris said. “I personally was one of those guys, and I got lucky going into a situation to a team that had an emphasis on culture, and I’m sort of a byproduct of that system.”
In other news, a wager between the Curry brothers has found its way onto the limelight.
As a result of doing worse than Steph in tonight’s 3-point contest, Seth Curry has lost the bet. He will be paying roughly $45,000 a year for Curry family tickets for Seth vs Steph matchups. https://t.co/2hl1buiZU7
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 17, 2019
• Devin Booker, Suns
• Seth Curry, Trail Blazers
• Stephen Curry, Warriors
• Danny Green, Raptors
• Joe Harris, Nets
• Buddy Hield, Kings
• Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
• Khris Middleton, Bucks
• Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
• Kemba Walker, Hornets
- Stephen Curry: 27
- Buddy Hield: 26
- Joe Harris: 25
- Harris: 26
- Curry: 24
- Hield: 19