In the spirit of the 2022 NBA All-Star Week festivities currently underway in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, our sister site HoopsHype put together an accounting of which team’s representatives at All-Star Week competitions have won the most such contests.
The Dunk Contest, Skills Challenge, and 3-Point Contest may not be the focal point of the annual gathering of NBA stars and rising prospects, but they are an integral part of it, and over the course of the league’s history of having such competitions, the Celtics rank quite high in winning them. Tied for second overall, in fact, with the Chicago Bulls in a dead (but not Miami) heat with them, both franchises only trailing the Heat (prior pun intended, apologies) with a total of 10 such contests won.
Let’s take a look at those won by Boston Celtics over the years.
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1987 3-Point Contest - Larry Bird
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1988 3-Point Contest - Larry Bird
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1989 3-Point Contest - Larry Bird
1991 Dunk Contest - Dee Brown
Dee Brown, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Michael Jordan, Spud Webb, and Dominique Wilkins judge the Slam Dunk Contest during the 2003 NBA All-Star Weekend at Philips Arena on February 8, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
2007 Dunk Contest - Gerald Green
Gerald Green, of the Boston Celtics, dunks the ball during the slam dunk contest at NBA Saturday Night, a part of NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. Green won the contest. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
2010 3-Point Contest - Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics competes in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
2019 Skills Challenge - Jayson Tatum
Feb 16, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum greet each other in the Skills Challenge during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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