MIAMI Once a year, the NBA holds a 3-point contest featuring some of the best shooters in the world.
As for the Miami Heat, they have one of those nearly every day.
Miami players regularly have contests after practice. If you didnt know better, youd think it was the NBA event during All-Star Weekend.
The Heat feature two players who have won the All-Star contest in Ray Allen, the 2001 winner with Milwaukee and a six-time participant, and James Jones, the 2011 champion with Miami and a two-time participant. They have three other guys who have competed in six combined contests in Rashard Lewis (three), Mike Miller (two) and Mario Chalmers (one).
We could field pretty much half the field in the 3-point contest, Allen said.
Maybe even the entire six-man field. The Heat also have Shane Battier, a career 38.2 percent marksman who led the NBA with 42 3-pointers in the 2012 playoffs while helping Miami to the title.
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