Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will defend his championship and compete in the NBA 3-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on Feb. 18, league sources informed ESPN.
His backcourt teammate and 2015 long distance champ Stephen Curry received an invite from the league, but sources tell ESPN the two-time MVP is still mulling it over.
Thompson could be the first player to win consecutive three-point contests since Jason Kapono in 2007 and 2008.
But, if he competes, Curry will be favored to win the event. He’s the best 3-point shooter ever, and he’s heating up at just the right time.