The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker canned a record 28 points in the final round of the 2018 JBL 3-Point Contest to reign supreme over a crop of the NBA’s best shooters. Booker took down the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson and the L.A. Clippers Tobias Harris in the contest’s final frame.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2018
When Booker hit for 28, many wondered if Klay would match that or go for 29. He almost did just that.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 18, 2018
Booker winning the Three-Point Contest is actually great for the NBA. Obviously, it’s cool when stars win events like these, but young guys don’t always get the chance to show off during All-Star Weekend.
Booker is the second Suns player to be hailed as the 3-point champion. Back in the 2005 All-Star Weekend in Denver, Quentin Richardson took home the trophy. This is the first in Booker’s career, but there’s no reason to believe that it’s the last.