In the lead-up to the highly anticipated Curry vs. Ionescu 3-point contest showdown between NBA legend Steph Curry and WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu at NBA All-Star Weekend, the basketball community is buzzing with excitement as predictions fly and alliances are formed.
Phoenix Suns standout Kevin Durant initially threw his support behind his former Warriors teammate, confidently declaring, “I’m going Steph.” However, Durant’s playful prediction took an unexpected turn as Curry revealed his suspicions that Durant might actually be rooting for Ionescu, the rising star from the New York Liberty.
To Curry’s surprise, Durant’s allegiance remained true to him, causing a playful exchange of banter between the two basketball titans. Durant, seizing the opportunity to tease Curry, momentarily revoked his prediction and jokingly shifted his support to Ionescu.
The Steph vs. Sabrina 3-Point contest over NBA All-Star weekend is gonna be huge.
I asked him about it and got a prediction from Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/x34tzJpw4n
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) February 5, 2024
The friendly rivalry between Curry and Ionescu is fueled by their shared competitive spirit and mutual respect for each other’s shooting prowess. As Curry, a seasoned veteran with the Golden State Warriors, prepares to take on Ionescu, who shattered records in last year’s 3-point contest, fans eagerly await the electrifying showdown between two of basketball’s finest marksmen.
Dubbed the “Stephen vs. Sabrina” shootout, the contest will adhere to standard 3-point contest rules, with Curry launching NBA balls from the NBA 3-point line and Ionescu showcasing her skills with WNBA balls from the WNBA arc.
In addition to the thrill of competition, the shootout holds deeper significance as Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play nonprofit and Ionescu’s SI20 Foundation stand to benefit from donations courtesy of the NBA and WNBA. Each made shot will contribute to further donations from State Farm to the NBA Foundation, supporting economic empowerment initiatives within the Black community.
Scheduled to take place during All-Star Saturday Night, the Curry vs. Ionescu showdown promises to be a highlight of the evening’s festivities, captivating audiences with its blend of skill, charity, and goodwill. As anticipation mounts for this epic clash of basketball talent, fans eagerly await the moment when Curry and Ionescu take center stage to showcase their unparalleled shooting prowess and commitment to making a positive impact on society.