For the first time, All-Star Weekend would have a one-on-one challenge between an NBA player and a WNBA player
The NBA All-Star Weekend will have a special attraction in 2024, just one week after the Super Bowl, as it is already a fact the first duel between players from the NBA itself and the WNBA, once Steph Curry and Sabrina Ionescu confirmed a three-point duel.
The triples contest is part of the annual activities of the All-Star Weekend, held on Saturdays, one day before the All-Star Game, which will continue to be part of the 2024 program, but in addition to this there will be a duel between Curry, a player for the Golden State Warriors, and Sabrina, New York Liberty player.
Who is Sabrina Ionescu?
Sabrina Ionescu was born on December 6, 1997 (she is nine years younger than Curry) and is a American basketball player, although with Romanian roots. She is originally from California, and graduated from the University of Oregon.
She came to the WNBA in 2020, after being chosen with the first draft pick by New York Liberty and plays the point guard position, just like Steph Curry. In addition, Sabrina is World Champion, after winning the World Championship in the specialty in Australia 2022.
In 2023 she was invited to the WNBA All-Star three-point contest, in which she made a total of 37 points, out of 40 possible in the final round, which is why he has since challenged the Warriors star.
What will the three-point challenge between Curry and Sabrina be like?
The rules of the challenge have already been published by the NBA and the WNBA and it was established that Steph Curry will throw balls that are played daily in the NBA, while Sabrina will throw WNBA balls, which are a little lighter. The one in the men’s league has a size of 29.5 inches, while the women’s is 28.5 in circumference.
But not everything will remain in the challenge. For every successful shot donations will be made to State FarmNBA foundation that supports the empowerment of the African American community.
For each of the regular triples made, donations will be made. thousand dollars, that is, those who have gotten game balls. In three-point contests, tricolor balls are thrown, which give extra points, and for each successful shot, They will donate two thousand dollars. Finally, they will be given three thousand dollars for every successful shot from the furthest distance.
When and at what time can you see the challenge between Curry and Sabrina?
The challenge between Steph Curry and Sabrina Ionescu will take place on Saturday, February 17 and can be seen live in Mexico through ESPN and Star+ starting at 7:00 p.m., central Mexico time.
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