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2 BALL CONTEST

In 1998, the NBA organization replaced the Slam Dunk contest with 2Ball.
In 2ball, players alternate shooting from their choice of seven locations on the floor during the sixty second competition. Players must shoot from one of seven locations marked on the floor. Each location is worth a different point value (2-8 points) based on its distance from the floor. There are bonuses and violations. The 10 point bonus is given to the team that scores from each of the seven shooting spots. The 1 point violation is deducted when any team began before the official whistles, and the 10 points violations happens when any team finishes their 60 seconds without shoot from each position.
In the first edition, the NBA made good use of the contest to promote the WNBA. The NBA introduced them in the NBA All-Star Weekend with this contest.
Eight teams participated, representing all eight WNBA franchises. Each team had a man and a woman, who played in the same city.
This contest was replaced in 2002 for the Hoop-it-up tournament, and finally in 2004 with the Shooting Stars Competition.


 

1998: Team Houston, Clyde Drexler and Cynthia Cooper 

First Round 8P 7P 6P 5P 4P 3P 2P Vio. Bon. Total
Houston: Drexler-Cooper 8 14 6 5 4 3 4 0 10 54
Utah: Malone-Reiss 16 7 6 5 4 3 2 0 10 53
Phoenix: Nash-Timms 40 7 12 0 0 0 0 -10 0 49
Sacramento: Richmond-Bolton Holifield 16 14 6 0 4 3 4 0 0 47
New York: Houston-Lobo 16 7 6 10 0 3 2 0 0 44
Charlotte: Rice-Stinson 24 7 0 5 4 0 4 0 0 44
Cleveland: W. Person-M. Edwards 24 0 0 5 4 3 4 0 0 40
Los Angeles: Bryant-Leslie 8 7 0 5 0 3 4 0 0 27

Final 8P 7P 6P 5P 4P 3P 2P Vio. Bon. Total
Houston: Drexler-Cooper 8 21 18 5 4 3 4 0 10 73
Utah: Malone-Reiss 24 7 6 5 4 3 2 0 10 61


2000: Team Utah, Jeff Hornacek and Natalie Williams

First Round 8P 7P 6P 5P 4P 3P 2P Total
Utah: Hornacek-N. Williams 0 49 24 0 0 0 2 75
Phoenix: Kidd-Gillom 16 28 12 0 4 0 2 62
Detroit: G. Hill-Azzi 0 21 24 10 0 0 4 59
New York: Houston-Hammon 8 28 6 0 0 0 2 44
Sacramento: J. Williams-Griffith 24 0 6 10 0 0 2 42
Houston: Francis-Cooper 16 14 0 0 4 0 4 38
Los Angeles: Fisher-Leslie 0 7 6 10 4 0 2 29
Washington: Hamilton-Holdsclaw 24 0 0 0 0 0 4 28

Final 8P 7P 6P 5P 4P 3P 2P Total
Utah: Hornacek-N. Williams 0 42 24 0 0 0 2 68
Phoenix: Kidd-Gillom 24 21 6 0 8 0 2 61


2001: Team Sacramento, Peja Stojakovic and Ruth Bolton Holifield

First Round Total
Sacramento: Stojakovic-Bolton Holifield 66
Cleveland: Langdon-Nemcova 49
Charlotte: Wesley-Staley 46
Utah: Russell-N. Williams 44
Washington: Hamilton-McCray 43
Orlando: McGrady-Sales 41
Houston: Mobley-Swoopes 35
Phoenix: Kidd-Reed 20

Final Total
Sacramento: Stojakovic-Bolton Holifield 62
Cleveland: Langdon-Nemcova 57