The Brooklyn Nets have begun their three-point contest campaign for Joe Harris, the NBA’s best shooter, by releasing a promotional video.
The Brooklyn Nets want representation during All-Star weekend.
The All-Star push for D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie has been strong on social media. Yesterday, Dinwiddie teased a photoshopped image of him and his backcourt partner in All-Star jerseys on his Instagram account.
While this would be an immeasurable achievement for Brooklyn to have both players selected, it is a little bit of a pipe dream. The All-Star class is strong in the East for backcourt players. It includes Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowry, and a red-hot Bradley Beal. It will be tough to crack the roster for just one of the two players, much less two.
However, there is a different Net who may compete during All-Star weekend.
Joe Harris has had a tremendous season, averaging a career-high 13.5 points per game.
Most importantly, he’s shooting the three-ball better than ever.
Harris is leading all shooters in three-point percentage for players who take three or more per game.
Harris is shooting an unbelievable 48.5 percent from behind the arc on 5.1 attempts. This is a massive jump in efficiency. Last season, Harris made threes at 41.9 percent clip — which is still an awesome percentage
Because of this, the Brooklyn Nets decided to take matters into their own hands.
Yesterday, the Nets’ Twitter account posted a hilarious promotional video that celebrated Harris’ shot-making.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 10, 2019
It showcased Harris’ proficiency as a shooter. Hilariously, Harris was filmed shooting oranges into a shopping cart, eggs into a frying pan, socks into a laundry basket, and dollar bills into a tip jar.
Although this video was meant to be taken light-heartedly, there is some merit to the topic at hand. Given his proficiency for shooting threes in volume, it would be an absolute travesty if Harris didn’t compete in the three-point contest.
After all, he is the NBA’s best three-point shooter this season.