Ray Allen has agreed to participate in this year’s three-point shootout. (CSNNE)
Ray Allen has committed to participate in the Three-Point Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
His teammate, Paul Pierce, is the defending champion. The league has yet to officially announce the contestants.
Earlier this week Pierce tweeted, “I think me and Ray Allen need to have a shootout in this years 3pt contest what y’all think come on NBA make it happen.”
Although Pierce has not challenged Allen to the contest in person, Allen is more than ready.
“I’m up for any challenge. I’m always up for a challenge,” he said, adding, “When would you think I’d ever back down to shooting?”
Allen said ‘yes’ while the Celtics were in Washington last month.
Since Pierce wants to be in the contest (and won last year, and is currently shooting 41.1% from beyond the arc this year), I assume he’ll also participate. Watching two Celtics shoot trifectas should be quite enjoyable. But I doubt it’ll be as enjoyable as this, which I’ve watched approximately 295,489 times in my life: