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NBA All-Stars Sink 3-Pointers, Raise $130,000 For Cancer Research In Memory Of Craig Sager

There were high-flying dunks and plenty of sharp shooters, but the highlight of NBA All-Star Saturday Night was when sportscaster Ernie Johnson got on the mic and announced a new contest — one for the late Craig Sager’s charity.

After the three-point contest, Johnson called for the top shooters to step back out on the court. One minute would be put on the clock and for each three-pointer made, a $10,000 donation would be made to the Sager Strong Foundation, which supports cancer research and education.

Before the clock started, three-point legend Reggie Miller stepped in and announced he wanted a piece of the action. He recruited some friends like James Harden and WNBA champ Candace Parker, too.

The group ended up raising $130,000. But, the night wasn’t over. Steph Curry had a few chances to sink a half-court shot for $500,000. He didn’t come through, but Sager’s young son did with a lift from Shaq and this basket.

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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