Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hammon Time! Becky Hammon Helps S.A. Win 2008 NBA Shooting Challenge

WNBA star guard Becky Hammon helped her three-person San Antonio team win the "shooting stars" contest at the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The shooting stars contest features teams of three ballers from a city's teams battling each other in a timed shooting drill. Each team includes a current NBA player, a veteran NBA player, and a WNBA player.

The San Antonio shooting star team beat the Chicago team, which featured Chris Duhon, B.J. Armstrong, and Candice Dupree.

Becky Hammon, known for her three-point skills and fearless drives to the basket despite being just 5-foot-6, plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA. She was on the team with current Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan and his former teammate, retired center David Robinson.

Becky Hammon played eight seasons for the New York Liberty, where she immediately became a fan favorite for her scoring and hustle, before being traded to San Antonio before last season. You can still see many Liberty fans at Madison Square Garden wearing Hammon's number 25 jersey, and she got a rousing ovation the last time her San Antonio team visited the Garden for a game against the hometown Liberty.

In 2006 Hammon led the Liberty in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game, and scored in double figures in 15 games. She also a .425 field-goal percentage and had one of the best free-throw shooting percentages at 96%.

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