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STEPHEN CURRY AND SABRINA IONESCU GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN FIRST NBA VS. WNBA 3-POINT CHALLENGE AT STATE FARM® ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT ON TNT!


– Eat. Learn. Play. and SI20 Foundation to Receive Donation from NBA and WNBA; State Farm® to Provide Donation to NBA Foundation for Every 3-Pointer Made During the Challenge –

 

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2024 – NBA all-time 3-point leader and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and WNBA single-season 3-point record holder and New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu will compete in “Stephen vs. Sabrina,” the first-ever NBA vs. WNBA 3-Point Challenge, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.

 

The competition will air on TNT after the STARRY® 3-Point Contest and before the AT&T Slam Dunk.  State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

 

As part of the competition, Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play. nonprofit and Ionescu’s SI20 Foundation will receive a donation from the NBA and WNBA.  In addition, each shot made by Curry and Ionescu will trigger a donation from State Farm to the NBA Foundation to support economic empowerment in the Black community.  Each regular 3-pointer made will be valued at $1,000, the money ball at $2,000 and the “STARRY Range Ball” – a deep 3-pointer from 29 feet, 9 inches away – at $3,000.

 

“Stephen vs. Sabrina” will follow standard STARRY 3-Point Contest rules.  Curry will shoot from the NBA 3-point line with NBA basketballs, and Ionescu will shoot from the WNBA 3-point line with WNBA basketballs.

 

Ionescu challenged Curry to a 3-point competition after she recorded 37 points (out of a possible 40 points) in the final round of the STARRY WNBA 3-Point Contest at AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023, setting a WNBA and NBA single-round event record and winning the contest for the first time.  Curry raised the challenge once again when he was mic’d up during Golden State’s Jan. 25 game against the Sacramento Kings on TNT.  Ionescu responded on social media officially accepting the challenge

Curry, a two-time NBA 3-Point Contest champion, has made an NBA-record 3,577 3-pointers in the regular season.  In 2023, Ionescu set a WNBA single-season record with 128 3-pointers.  

 

Contact:

Jacinda Ortiz, Jortiz@nba.com 

Eyasu Delesa, Edelesa@nba.com 

 

About NBA All-Star 2024

NBA All-Star 2024 in Indianapolis, hosted in conjunction with the Indiana Pacers, will bring together the most talented and passionate players for a global celebration of the league. The 73rd NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, home to the Pacers, at 8 p.m. ET.  TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 22nd consecutive year, marking TNT Sport’s 39th year of NBA All-Star coverage.  Gainbridge Fieldhouse will also host Panini Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 16.  Lucas Oil Stadium will be home to the Ruffles All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 16 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 17.

 

About the NBA Foundation

Created in August 2020, the NBA Foundation is the league’s first-ever charitable foundation dedicated to driving economic opportunity for Black youth.  The Foundation invests in local and national organizations that promote school-to-career and workforce development opportunities. For more information, visit nbafoundation.com.

 

ABOUT EAT. LEARN. PLAY.

Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation is an organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of every child, paving the way for amazing kids and opening doors to bright futures. Founded by Stephen and Ayesha Curry in 2019, Eat. Learn. Play. launched with a focus on improving the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area and across the country. Rooted in three of the most vital pillars for a healthy childhood—nutrition, education and physical activity—Eat. Learn. Play. is working to ensure that every child in Oakland has access to the nutritious food they need to be healthy and thrive; resources to learn and love to read; and safe places and equitable opportunities to play.

 

ABOUT THE SI20 FOUNDATION 

Created by WNBA Star, Sabrina Ionescu the SI20 Foundation equips youth from all backgrounds and skill levels with equitable access to sports that create genuine connections and builds stronger communities for life. The foundation plans to break down the biggest barriers preventing youth from accessing sports while setting them up with the molds of success they will utilize throughout their lives. The SI20 Foundation is a fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a Charity Navigator Four-Star Charity that meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards and carries the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. 

 

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Even Playing field. Can’t wait to see who comes out on top.

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