With All-Star weekend 2012 right around the corner and with all the hoopla building up in Orlando, the NBA's best will be showcasing all of their abilities for their families, friends and fans. One of the weekend's events is the three-point competition, which started in 1985 and was won by the legendary Larry Bird.
This is not an event where great athleticism is the key to victory but having a steady hand and a strong mind can help one prevail. Just like in any other sporting event a little bit of luck can never hurt one's cause in route to victory.
A great jump shot or set shot and a hot hand were keys to Larry Bird's and Craig Hodge's three victories in years past. Other than these two, there have been only three two-time winners in past contests.
This years contestants are Ryan Anderson, Mario Chalmers, Kevin Durant, James Jones, Anthony Morrow and Kevin Love. Let's take a closer look at this year's contestants and their chances on winning this year's event.