Malik Beasley Boldly Predicts All-Star Weekend Outcome

‣ Malik Beasley, who hardly played during the Los Angeles Lakers Western Conference Finals run, has made a significant impact on the Milwaukee Bucks, starting all 37 games he’s played for the team.
‣ Beasley believes he should be in the 2024 Starry 3-Point Contest and is confident that he can win the event, potentially dethroning his current backcourt running mate.
‣ Beasley is currently leading the league in 3-point percentage (47.8%) and is in the 80th percentile in 3-point attempts per 100 possessions, making his case for participation in the contest strong.

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Malik Beasley is making waves in the NBA. After a stint of minimal play during the Los Angeles Lakers’ Western Conference Finals run, he’s now a vital part of the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s started all 37 games he’s played in for the team, which is currently sitting pretty at second place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-12 record.

But wait, there’s more. Beasley’s got some big plans for the All-Star weekend. And no, he’s not just planning to sit back and enjoy the show.

2024 3-Point Contest Champion? Well, that’s what Beasley is aiming for. He’s not suggesting he should be in the All-Star game, he knows his place. He’s great at his role, but he’s not quite All-Star material yet. However, he does believe he’s got what it takes to shine in the 2024 Starry 3-Point Contest.

And it’s not just about participating. Beasley thinks he’s got a real shot at winning. That would mean dethroning his current backcourt running mate, but hey, all’s fair in love and basketball, right?

Beasley’s confidence is sky-high. He’s leading the league in 3-point percentage, and he’s hoping for an invite to the 3-Point Contest. He’s been quoted saying, “I think I can win. Me and Dame already been talking smack.”

He’s even been chatting with NBA Insider Chris Haynes about it. “Man, it’s tough for me. Obviously, I would love to. [I’d be] excited,” Beasley said. He’s been shooting pretty well, and he’s hopeful he’ll get in this year. If not, he’s still supporting his guys. But he’s not shy about his ambitions, “If I come in there, there’s a new sheriff in town.”

But does he have a point? Well, like many professional athletes, Beasley is extremely confident. He doesn’t care if Damian Lillard is one of the greatest shooters ever. He believes he can beat him in a shooting contest. And you’ve got to give it to him, he might have a case.

Beasley is currently leading the league in 3-point percentage (47.8%) while also being in the 80th percentile in 3-point attempts per 100 possessions. Lillard is in the 89th percentile in 3-point attempts per 100. But he’s only 120th in the NBA in 3-point percentage this year (35.3%).

Before Lillard won it last year, Karl-Anthony Towns won the competition in 2022, and Stephen Curry won it in 2021. So, who knows? Maybe Beasley will be the next name on that list.

James Shotwell
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