The Three-Point Contest  is a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest held on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of All-Star Weekend.
The 2019 iteration of the contest involved ten participants. From its introduction in 1986 to 2018, eight participants were selected to participate in each season's shootout. In 2002-2003 to 2012-2013 there were six participants. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is the most recent winner of the event which was held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
In this contest, participants attempt to make as many three-point field goals as possible from five positions behind the three-point line in one minute. Players begin shooting from one corner of the court, and move from station to station along the three-point arc until they reach the other corner.  At each shooting station is a rack with five basketballs. Out of the five balls, four are worth one point (the standard orange Wilson game balls) and the fifth one (a red/white/blue ABA-style ball; often nicknamed the "money ball")   is worth two points. The goal of this contest is to score as many points as possible within one minute. A perfect score used to be 30 points.   Since the 2014 contest, a rack consisting only of "money balls" has been added, and can be placed on any of the 5 spots of the player's choice, bringing up the maximum possible score to 34 points.  In the 2020 contest, two additional Mountain Dew shots were placed on each side of the top of the key, worth three points each. This increased the maximum possible score to 40, and the time limit was increased from 60 to 70 seconds. 
In the qualifying round, each player has a chance to score as many points as possible. The three players with the top scores advance to the finals. The final round is played in the same way as the qualifying round, but players shoot according to the ascending order of their first-round scores. In each round, the shots and the score are confirmed by the referee and the television instant replay system.   The final round will be shot in reverse direction (left to right corner for a left-handed shooter and vice versa). In the case of a tie, multiple extra rounds of 30 seconds (1 minute in the final) are played to determine the winner.
|^||Denotes players who are still active|
|*||Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Player (#)||Denotes the number of times the player has won|
|Team (#)||Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won|
|Location (#)||Denotes the number of times a location has hosted the competition|
|Season||Location||Player||Nationality||Team||Final score/max||% shots made|
|1985–86||Dallas, Texas||United States||Boston Celtics||22 / 30||73.33%|
Larry Bird * (2)
|United States||Boston Celtics (2)||16 / 30||53.33%|
|1987–88||Chicago, Illinois||Larry Bird * (3)||United States||Boston Celtics (3)||17 / 30||56.67%|
|1988–89||Houston, Texas||Dale Ellis||United States||Seattle SuperSonics||19 / 30||63.33%|
|1989–90||Miami, Florida||Craig Hodges||United States||Chicago Bulls||19 / 30||63.33%|
|1990–91||Charlotte, North Carolina||Craig Hodges (2)||United States||Chicago Bulls (2)||17 / 30||56.67%|
|1991–92||Orlando, Florida||Craig Hodges (3)||United States||Chicago Bulls (3)||16 / 30||53.33%|
|1992–93||Salt Lake City, Utah||Mark Price||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers||18 / 30||60.00%|
|1993–94||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Mark Price (2)||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (2)||24 / 30||80.00%|
|1994–95||Phoenix, Arizona||Glen Rice||United States||Miami Heat||17 / 30||56.67%|
|1995–96||San Antonio, Texas||Tim Legler||United States||Washington Bullets||20 / 30||66.67%|
|1996–97||Cleveland, Ohio||Steve Kerr||United States||Chicago Bulls (4)||22 / 30||73.33%|
|1997–98||New York City, New York||Jeff Hornacek||United States||Utah Jazz||16 / 30||53.33%|
|1998–99 [a]||Canceled due to the 1998–99 NBA lockout [a]|
|1999–00||Oakland, California||Jeff Hornacek (2)||United States||Utah Jazz (2)||13 / 30||43.33%|
|2000–01||Washington, D.C.||Ray Allen *||United States||Milwaukee Bucks||19 / 30||63.33%|
|2001–02||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Peja Stojaković||Serbia||Sacramento Kings||19 / 30 [b]||63.33%|
|2002–03||Atlanta, Georgia||Peja Stojaković (2)||Serbia||Sacramento Kings (2)||22 / 30 [b]||73.33%|
|2003–04||Los Angeles, California||Voshon Lenard||United States||Denver Nuggets||18 / 30||60.00%|
|2004–05||Denver, Colorado||Quentin Richardson||United States||Phoenix Suns||19 / 30||63.33%|
|2005–06||Houston, Texas (2)||Dirk Nowitzki *||Germany||Dallas Mavericks||18 / 30||60.00%|
|2006–07 ||Las Vegas, Nevada||Jason Kapono||United States||Miami Heat (2)||24 / 30||80.00%|
|2007–08 ||New Orleans, Louisiana||Jason Kapono (2)||United States||Toronto Raptors||25 / 30||83.33%|
|2008–09||Phoenix, Arizona (2)||Daequan Cook||United States||Miami Heat (3)||19 / 30 [b]||63.33%|
|2009–10||Dallas, Texas (2)||Paul Pierce *||United States||Boston Celtics (4)||20 / 30||66.67%|
|2010–11||Los Angeles, California (2)||James Jones||United States||Miami Heat (4)||20 / 30||66.67%|
|2011–12||Orlando, Florida (2)||United States||Minnesota Timberwolves||17 / 30 [b]||56.67%|
|2012–13||Houston, Texas (3)||United States||Cleveland Cavaliers (3)||23 / 30||76.67%|
|2013–14||New Orleans, Louisiana (2)||Marco Belinelli||Italy||San Antonio Spurs||24 [b] / 34 [c]||70.59%|
|2014–15||Brooklyn, New York (2)||United States||Golden State Warriors||27 / 34 [c]||79.41%|
|2015–16||Toronto, Ontario||United States||Golden State Warriors (2)||27 / 34 [c]||79.41%|
|2016–17||New Orleans, Louisiana (3)||Eric Gordon ^||United States||Houston Rockets||21 [b] / 34 [c]||61.76%|
|2017–18||Los Angeles, California (3)||Devin Booker ^||United States||Phoenix Suns (2)||28 / 34 [c]||82.35%|
|2018–19||Charlotte, North Carolina (2)||Joe Harris ^||United States||Brooklyn Nets||26 / 34 [c]||76.47%|
|2019–20||Chicago, Illinois (2)||Buddy Hield ^||Bahamas||Sacramento Kings (3)||27 / 40 [c] [d]||67.5%|
|2020–21||Atlanta, Georgia (2)||Stephen Curry ^ (2)||United States||Golden State Warriors (3)||28 / 40 [c] [d]||70.00|
|2021–22||Cleveland, Ohio (2)||Karl-Anthony Towns ^||Dominican Republic||Minnesota Timberwolves (2)||29 / 40 [c] [d]||72.50%|
|2022–23||Salt Lake City, Utah (2)||Damian Lillard ^||United States||Portland Trail Blazers||26 / 40 [c] [d]||65.00%|
Three Point Contest champions by franchise
|3||Golden State Warriors||2021|
|1||Portland Trail Blazers||2023|
|1||San Antonio Spurs||2014|
(in bold text)
|Indicates the winner of the contest|
|Player (#)||Denotes the number of times the player has been in the contest|
|1985–86||Larry Bird , Dale Ellis, Sleepy Floyd, Craig Hodges, Norm Nixon, Kyle Macy, Trent Tucker, Leon Wood|
|1986–87||Danny Ainge, Larry Bird (2), Michael Cooper, Dale Ellis (2), Craig Hodges (2), Detlef Schrempf, Byron Scott, Kiki Vandeweghe|
|1987–88||Danny Ainge (2), Larry Bird (3), Dale Ellis (3), Craig Hodges (3), Mark Price, Detlef Schrempf (2), Byron Scott (2), Trent Tucker (2)|
|1988–89||Michael Adams, Danny Ainge (3), Dale Ellis (4), Derek Harper, Gerald Henderson, Craig Hodges (4), Rimas Kurtinaitis, Reggie Miller, Jon Sundvold|
|1989–90||Larry Bird (4), Craig Ehlo, Bobby Hansen, Craig Hodges (5), Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller (2), Mark Price (2), Jon Sundvold (2)|
|1990–91||Danny Ainge (4), Clyde Drexler, Tim Hardaway, Hersey Hawkins, Craig Hodges (6), Terry Porter, Glen Rice, Dennis Scott|
|1991–92||Dell Curry, Craig Ehlo (2), Craig Hodges (7), Jeff Hornacek, Jim Les, Dražen Petrović, Mitch Richmond, John Stockton|
|1992–93||B. J. Armstrong, Dana Barros, Craig Hodges (8), Dan Majerle, Reggie Miller (3), Terry Porter (2), Mark Price (3), Kenny Smith|
|1993–94||B. J. Armstrong (2), Dana Barros (2), Dell Curry (2), Dale Ellis (5), Steve Kerr, Eric Murdock, Mark Price (4), Mitch Richmond (2)|
|1994–95||Nick Anderson, Dana Barros (3), Scott Burrell, Steve Kerr (2), Dan Majerle (2), Reggie Miller (4), Chuck Person, Glen Rice (2)|
|1995–96||Dana Barros (4), Hubert Davis, Steve Kerr (3), Tim Legler , George McCloud, Glen Rice (3), Dennis Scott (2), Clifford R. Robinson|
|1996–97||Dale Ellis (6), Steve Kerr (4), Tim Legler (2), Terry Mills, Sam Perkins, Glen Rice (4), John Stockton (2), Walt Williams|
|1997–98||Hubert Davis (2), Dale Ellis (7), Jeff Hornacek (2), Sam Mack, Reggie Miller (5), Tracy Murray, Glen Rice (5), Charlie Ward|
|1998–99 [a]||Cancelled due to the 1998-99 NBA lockout|
|1999–00||Ray Allen, Mike Bibby, Hubert Davis (3), Jeff Hornacek (3), Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, Terry Porter (3), Bob Sura|
|2000–01||Ray Allen (2), Pat Garrity, Allan Houston, Rashard Lewis, Dirk Nowitzki (2), Steve Nash, Bryon Russell, Peja Stojaković|
|2001–02||Ray Allen (3), Wesley Person, Mike Miller, Steve Nash (2), Paul Pierce, Quentin Richardson, Steve Smith, Peja Stojaković (2)|
|2002–03||Brent Barry, Pat Garrity (2), Wesley Person (2), Peja Stojaković (3), Antoine Walker, David Wesley|
|2003–04||Chauncey Billups, Kyle Korver, Voshon Lenard , Rashard Lewis (2), Cuttino Mobley, Peja Stojaković (4)|
|2004–05||Ray Allen (4), Joe Johnson, Voshon Lenard (2), Kyle Korver (2), Vladimir Radmanović, Quentin Richardson (2)|
|2005–06||Gilbert Arenas, Ray Allen (5), Chauncey Billups (2), Dirk Nowitzki (3), Quentin Richardson (3), Jason Terry|
|2006–07||Gilbert Arenas (2), Damon Jones, Jason Kapono , Mike Miller (2), Dirk Nowitzki (4), Jason Terry (2)|
|2007–08||Daniel Gibson, Richard Hamilton, Jason Kapono (2), Steve Nash (3), Dirk Nowitzki (5), Peja Stojaković (5)|
|2008–09||Mike Bibby (2), Daequan Cook , Danny Granger, Jason Kapono (3), Rashard Lewis (3), Roger Mason|
|2009–10||Chauncey Billups (3), Daequan Cook (2), Stephen Curry, Channing Frye, Danilo Gallinari, Paul Pierce (2)|
|2010–11||Ray Allen (6), Kevin Durant, Daniel Gibson (2), James Jones , Paul Pierce (3), Dorell Wright|
|2011–12||Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers, James Jones (2), Anthony Morrow, Kevin Love , Kevin Durant (2)|
|2012–13||Ryan Anderson (2), Matt Bonner, Stephen Curry (2), Paul George, Kyrie Irving , Steve Novak|
|2013–14||Arron Afflalo, Bradley Beal, Marco Belinelli , Stephen Curry (3), Kyrie Irving (2), Joe Johnson (2), Damian Lillard, Kevin Love (2)|
|2014–15||Marco Belinelli (2), Stephen Curry (4), James Harden, Kyrie Irving (3), Kyle Korver (3), Wesley Matthews, JJ Redick, Klay Thompson|
|2015–16||Devin Booker, James Harden (2), Kyle Lowry, Khris Middleton, JJ Redick (2), Klay Thompson (2), CJ McCollum, Stephen Curry (5) [e]|
|2016–17||Klay Thompson (3), CJ McCollum (2), Kyle Lowry (2), Eric Gordon , Kyrie Irving (4), Kemba Walker, Nick Young, Wesley Matthews (2)|
|2017–18||Bradley Beal (2), Devin Booker (2), Wayne Ellington, Paul George (2), Tobias Harris, Klay Thompson (4), Eric Gordon (2)|
|2018–19||Joe Harris , Kemba Walker (2), Khris Middleton, Seth Curry, Damian Lillard (2), Buddy Hield, Danny Green, Devin Booker (3), Dirk Nowitzki (6), Stephen Curry (6)|
|2019–20||Devin Booker (4), Buddy Hield (2), Trae Young, Joe Harris (2), Duncan Robinson, Zach LaVine, Devonte Graham, Davis Bertans|
|2020–21||Donovan Mitchell, Stephen Curry (7), Mike Conley, Jayson Tatum, Zach LaVine (2), Jaylen Brown [f]|
|2021–22||Desmond Bane, Luke Kennard, CJ McCollum (3), Patty Mills, Zach LaVine (3), Karl-Anthony Towns , Fred VanVleet, Trae Young (2)|
|2022–23||Jayson Tatum (2), Buddy Hield (3), Damian Lillard (3), Tyler Herro, Kevin Huerter, Julius Randle, Tyrese Haliburton, Lauri Markkanen [g]|
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|1986–87||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1987–88||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1988–89||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1989–90||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1990–91||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1991–92||American Airlines, Sheraton|
|1992–93||American Airlines, Sheraton|
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