It was built to be an inevitable showdown between Celtics teammates Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, but in the end, Miami Heat sharpshooter James Jones emerged from the pack as the 2011 Three-Point Contest Champion. Jones scored 20 points in the final round to pull off the shocker against Allen and Pierce. With the win, Jones became the fourth member of the Miami Heat to win the three-point contest.
Kevin Durant and Boobie Gibson were almost historically bad, threatening Michael Jordan’s record low of five points by scoring six and seven points respectively. Golden State’s Dorell Wright finished fourth with 11 points.
Let’s take a look at what these long-range threats wore for the 2011 Three-Point Contest.
James Jones found his rhythm in teammate LeBron James’ Nike Air Max LeBron 8.
James receives his trophy wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron 8.
All-time three-point king Ray Allen shoots in a Player Exclusive colorway of the Jordan Evolution ’85.
Paul Pierce failed to defend his Three-Point Crown in the Nike Air Legacy 2.
Another look at Paul’s Air Legacy 2 Player Exclusive.
Kevin Durant couldn’t get it going in a new colorway of the Nike Zoom KD III.
Reflective of the Cavs season, Boobie Gibson drew a lot of iron in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.
Golden State’s Dorell Wright couldn’t get it going in PEAK’s Team Dynamic.
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