On the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast, NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy award winner Dan Sheldon bring up an interesting topic that may proceed into a future challenge.
Dan: Who would win a 3-pt contest? You, Dame or CJ? And can we pay per view to settle this argument?
Channing: Dame would be first. I would be second and CJ would be third.
I never cared about numbers, I just wanted to win. So for me, if they were like ‘just keep shooting,’ I was just shooting. I have a math disability on purpose, like I can’t remember numbers. Certain games I didn’t even know how many points I had just because I was so focused on just the score of the game. — Channing Frye
With that being said, let’s look at the numbers:
Before the cancellation of the NBA season, Damian Lillard was shooting 39.4% from 3-PT range; CJ McCollum was at 38%; and over the course of his NBA career, Frye was shooting 38.8%.
So technically by the numbers, Frye is correct in his assessment of who would win this 3-PT contest between the three, he just didn’t know the exact numbers at the time of this recording.
I just couldn’t give myself last so I just picked the lesser of the two. I just feel like CJ, no offense, has lesser following than Dame so I don’t want to get roasted by the “Damianites.” — Channing Frye
Although we are all encouraged to practice social distancing and remain indoors, one can’t help but think this challenge may be in the works when the COVID-19 pandemic is finally under control.
You can listen to the full Talkin’ Blazers podcast below: