The NBA’s second all-time leader in 3-point field goal percentage (44.3%) Anthony Morrow finally saw his wish to be invited to the NBA’s 3-point contest at All-Star weekend granted. His agent, Wallace Prather, confirmed the news of his selection.
“I’m really excited man — ecstatic,” Morrow said in a telephone interview this afternoon. “This morning my agent called me and told me they’re going to invite me. I’m really excited, and thankful for the opportunity.”
Morrow may have sealed the deal on his selection to compete in the All-Star festivities with his February 3rd performance, in which he connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers and recorded 42 points (Also a career high.) against The Minnesota Timberwolves. Morrow’s big night was wasted as The Nets went on to lose the game. That outcome should come as a surprise to no one that has followed the team at all this season. The teams’ struggles are the reason the fourth-year pro had his doubts about getting selected this year.
“I was thinking they were going to use that and say, ‘Your (team’s) record is bad, and you already have two guys going,’ ” Morrow admitted. “Three guys going, that’s huge. Even teams that are winning (often) don’t have three guys go.”
The league did not hold The Nets atrocious 8-21 record against them thankfully. The team will be well represented on All-Star weekend with three players participating in three separate events. Anthony Morrow will be joined in Orlando by his teammates Deron Williams, who was selected as an All-Star for The Eastern Conference squad, and rookie sensation MarShon Brooks, who was chosen to play in the rookie-sophomore game. I’m sorry, what are they calling that now? The Rising Stars Challenge? I predict that name will be even more short-lived than the “sacred union” between Kris Humphries and that vivacious gal that dragged him down the aisle last summer.
The Nets are sure to receive their fair share of criticism for having three All-Stars despite their dismal record, but it should have been four players. I’ll tell you why.
The league won’t return my phone calls or respond to my emails suggesting they add a new event to generate added excitement and intrigue to their annual star-studded celebration. This unconventional contest would be a perfect opportunity for The Nets own Johan Petro to square off against The King himself, Lebron James. The name I have come up with for this must-see competition says it all.
“The NBA Rising Hairline Challenge”!
Hang in there, Petro. You’ll be receding right into All-Star weekend glory next year my friend. You see what I did there?