2015 NBA All-Star Weekend: Team Bosh Wins the Degree Shooting Stars Challenge


Chris Bosh has been named an All-Star for the 10th time this season since becoming an NBA professional out of Georgia Tech.

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The past few seasons, Bosh has competed in the Shooting Stars Challenge along with Atlanta Hawks great and NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins, and WNBA Star Swin Cash of the New York Liberty.

Bosh and his teammates came into the 2015 Shooting Stars Challenge as the defending back-to-back Shooting Stars Champions.

They were successful in defending their crown , beating team Westbrook’s time of 1:30 , with a time of 57.6 seconds.

The Shooting Stars Challenge tests the competitors shot making ability by having them take a 10-foot bank shot from the wing, a 19-foot jumper from the top of the key, a three point shot from the left elbow, and then finally a halfcourt shot.

In the qualifying round Team Bosh finished all four shots in 30.8 seconds with Chris Bosh hitting the half-court shot.

In the final round  Dominique Wilkins knocked down the half-court shot that handed Team Bosh their third consecutive title.

Team Westbrook was comprised of Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, former NBA star of the Orlando Magic Penny Hardaway, and WNBA Star Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever.

The wrinkle that was added in this year’s contest is that the players who were not shooting had to grab their teammates rebounds off misses.

The following is the highlights from the finals of the Degree Shooting Stars Competition.

TNT analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith did not think that Dominique Wilkins had another half-court shot in him after he made one in warm-ups.

Smith was obviously wrong and TNT let him know about it.

Bosh was juiced at his third consecutive Shooting Stars Challenge Championship and he made it clear on Twitter how he was going to celebrate.

Bosh will be playing in the All-Star game Sunday. He is averaging 19.3 points and 7.0 rebounds for the 22-30 Miami Heat.

The NBA All-Star Game will be played Sunday February 15th at 8PM EST and can be watched on TNT