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2016 NBA All-Star Weekend

The NBA’s All-Star Game tips off Sunday night in Toronto, but leading up to the event the league will put on the Three-Point Contest, Dunk Contest and a few other events over the course of the weekend. Let's take a look- 

The Three-Point Contest is the second event on Saturday night, and the one that most fans are looking forward to. Last year’s Three-Point Champion, Steph Curry, is back to defend his title as the best three-point shooter in the game right now. No one has repeated as champion since Jason Kapono did in 2007-08.

Curry will be going up against his teammate Klay Thompson as well as Houston’s James Harden, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, LA Clipper’s JJ Redick, Miami’s Chris Bosh and Phoenix Sun Devin Booker.

Curry scored an All-Star record 27 points in the three-point contest last year, including 13-straight made attempts. Once again Steph Curry is the favorite to win the Three-Point Contest, but the dark horse for the event has to be Chris Bosh. He can knock down the three with the best of them.

The third and final event on Saturday night is the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest. Defending champion Zach LaVine is back once again. Last year, he came out in Michael Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ jersery, which is probably a movie he watched all the time as a kid.

LaVine, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will be going up against Denver’s Will Barton, Orlando’s Aaron Gordon and Detroit’s Andre Drummond.

I think the Slam Dunk Contest will come down to LaVine and Gordon. They are both young guys who can absolutely jump out of the building, so which ever one does that first, wins. But don’t be surprised to see Barton or Drummond bring some magic to the arena.