The WNBA participants in this year’s NBA All-Star festivities were all announced as of yesterday when the official lineup for the Degree Shooting Stars Competition was released. Each of the four teams consists of one current WNBA player, a current NBA player, and an NBA legend, competing in an timed, two-round shooting contest.
“Bosh, an All-Star for the 10th consecutive season, is joined on one team by Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, who ranks 12th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and four-time WNBA All-Star Swin Cash of the New York Liberty. Bosh, Wilkins and Cash are seeking their third consecutive Shooting Stars title.
Curry, who is making his second consecutive All-Star appearance, will compete for the second year in a row with his father, Dell Curry, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and won the league’s Sixth Man Award in 1994. Eight-time WNBA All-Star Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm joins the father/son tandem. Stephen Curry, the top vote-getter in NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint, will also participate in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
Davis, a two-time All-Star who leads the NBA in blocks and ranks among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage, teams with six-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and two-time WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.
Westbrook, a four-time NBA All-Star, will be on a team with two-time All-NBA First Team selection Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, as well as Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever, a nine-time WNBA All-Star and five-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.”
So the official teams are as follows:
Team Bosh (reigning champs)
Chris Bosh- Miami Heat
Swin Cash- New York Liberty
Dominique Wilkins- Legend
Anthony Davis- New Orleans Pelicans
Elena Delle Donne- Chicago Sky
Scottie Pippen- Legend
Russell Westbrook- OKC Thunder
Tamika Catchings- Indiana Fever
Penny Hardaway- Legend
Steph Curry- Golden State Warriors
Sue Bird- Seattle Storm
Dell Curry- Legend (and Steph’s dad)
This is a tough one, but I think I’ve got my money on Team Curry. Steph has had a sensational season and has been a scoring animal, and with Sue by his side, maaaaannnnn…..LISTEN!!! Tune in to see who takes the crown Saturday, Feb. 14th on TNT!
(Full press release can be found here.) (Photo Credit: NBA)