NBA all-time three-point leader and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and WNBA single-season three-point record-holder and New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu will compete in “Stephen vs. Sabrina,” the first-ever NBA vs. WNBA Three-Point Challenge, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during All-Star Saturday Night.
The competition will air on TNT after the Three-Point Contest and before the Slam Dunk Contest. All-Star Saturday Night will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
“Stephen vs. Sabrina” will follow standard Three-Point Contest rules. Curry will shoot from the NBA three-point line with NBA basketballs, and Ionescu will shoot from the WNBA three-point line with WNBA basketballs.
Ionescu challenged Curry to a three-point competition after she recorded 37 points (out of a possible 40 points) in the final round of the WNBA Three-Point Contest at WNBA All-Star 2023, setting a WNBA and NBA single-round event record and winning the contest for the first time. Curry raised the challenge once again when he was mic’d up during Golden State’s Jan. 25 game against the Sacramento Kings on TNT. Ionescu responded on social media, officially accepting the challenge.
Curry, a two-time NBA Three-Point Contest champion, has made an NBA-record 3,577 3-pointers in the regular season. In 2023, Ionescu set a WNBA single-season record with 128 three-pointers.
As part of the competition, Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play. nonprofit and Ionescu’s SI20 Foundation will receive a donation from the NBA and WNBA. In addition, each shot made by Curry and Ionescu will trigger a donation from State Farm to the NBA Foundation to support economic empowerment in the Black community. Each regular three-pointer made will be valued at $1,000, the money ball at $2,000 and the “STARRY Range Ball” – a deep three-pointer from 29 feet, 9 inches away – at $3,000.