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Stephen vs. Sabrina

After beating the all-time three-point record and winning two three-point contests, the  Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry finally had some competition. 

“Steph is an amazing shooter it’s no surprise he holds like all the three-point records,” Freshman Daphne Anderson said.

Freshman basketball player Daphne Anderson who watched the Stephen vs Sabrina Three-point Challenge (Amara Comfort)

 

In 2021, during the All-Star weekend, Curry tied the record for most points in the three-point contests, scoring 31 out of 40 points. But the  New York Liberty Guard Sabrina Ionescu broke Curry’s record during the WNBA All-Star weekend,

making 37 out of 40 points.

Ionescu has been trying to set up a shooting competition with Curry for a long time now. using social media Ionescu had been demanding to compete against Curry

“Sabrina’s gonna win, she’s still in her prime. Younger Steph would get her, but older Steph might not have it in him,” Physical ed teacher Kevin Fisher said, making a prediction before the contest.  

 

 After the 2024 three-point contest was over the two faced off against each other on Feb. 17th in a challenge labeled the “Stephen vs Sabrina Three-point Challenge”. Ionescu shot with the WNBA ball from the NBA three-point line, while Curry shot from the same line with the NBA ball.

“I think the rules are fair,” Anderson said “She’s still shooting from the NBA line like the rest of the three-point shooters in the contest.”

 

Graphic of Ionescu and Curry showing her eagerness to play. from Espn’s Instagram.

Ionescu started off making her first eight shots in a row and getting a total score of 26. Curry was at the half court line scoping out the competition, while also hyping up the crowd while Ionescu shot. Curry beat Ionescu with a final score of 29.

 

Though Ionescu lost to Curry, she tied for second against all the other three-point contest participants. Damian Lillard, the 2024 three-point contest winner, got a final score of 26 to win, meaning Ionescu had the second best three-point performance that night. 

“ I would love to see more of this,” Anderson said. “Caitlyn Clark versus Klay [Thompson]  would be amazing.”

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Amara Comfort, Reporter/Photographer
Amara Comfort is a first year staffer on the Lion’s Roar who enjoys playing basketball and baking. While a part of the Lion’s Roar she would like to learn more about multimedia. She has a big interest in writing about topics like sports, inclusion in school, and highlighting people around the community. 

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