After a sensational night for Daniel Gibson against the Clippers, he is currently leading the league in 3-point shooting percentage at .478 after making 4 of 5 attempts last night. He has 117 attempts.
However, he is not expecting an invitation to the All-Star 3-point shootout in his home state in Dallas.
“I’ve been told it’s not going to happen,” said Gibson, a Houston native. “It is something about not having enough attempts when they were making the decision. I’ve been leading the league in 3-point shooting, that is why I thought I’d be invited.”
Anthony Parker is waiting for an answer from his agent. Parker is currently fifth in 3-point field goal percentage at .447 with 150 attempts
“I think there’s still a chance, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t select me because they didn’t when I was in Toronto.”
ESPN just reported that Channing Frye has been selected. Frye would become the first center to compete in the 3-point contest since Seattle’s Sam Perkins in 1997.
The NBA is expected to announce the contestants for the Three-Point Shootout for All-Star Saturday Night in Dallas on Wednesday.
Daniel Gibson will miss two weeks for a sprained left toe he suffered last night in Cleveland’s win over Toronto.
Gibson was examined by Dr. Jim Sferra at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, which included X-rays and an MRI. He will rest for two weeks, then be re-evaluated.
Gibson is averaging 24 minutes per game, averaging 9.4 points overall. Most of Gibson’s time came at point guard behind Mo Williams.
The player who could see more action is Sasha Pavlovic at backup shooting guard. Wally Szczerbiak also could see a little more time in the backcourt.
This Thanksgiving holiday Nike will debut its latest television commercial, “Chalk,” which features basketball star LeBron James. The 30 and 60-second U.S. television spots draw its inspiration from LeBron’s pre-game ritual of tossing talcum powder into the air at the scorers’ table before each home and away game. The pre-game ritual of LeBron has become a symbol of the ultimate “Just Do It” moment.
The ad campaign, produced in cooperation with Portland, Ore.-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy is part of Nike’s integrated marketing and communication support for LeBron’s latest signature sneaker – the Zoom LeBron VI. The ad will begin airing on Thanksgiving Day during the nationally televised pro football games. It will run on major networks and cable channels including ESPN, ABC, Fox, CBS, BET and MTV. The campaign will also be featured on www.nikebasketball.com.
In addition to LeBron James, the commercial also features cameo appearances by basketball players Greg Oden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Daniel Gibson, Anderson Varejao, J.J. Hicks and platinum recording hip-hop artist Lil Wayne.
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