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Clippers guard J.J. Redick will take part in the three-point shooting contest during NBA All-Star weekend

Clippers' sharp shooter J.J. Redick will participate in the NBA's three-point shooting contest during All-Star Weekend in New York.

Some of the other participants are Golden State's Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Atlanta's Kyle Korver and Portland's Wesley Matthews, according to Yahoo.

This is the first time that Redick, who is in his ninth season in the league, has been invited to partake in All-Star festivities. When he received the invitation, he said he didn't hesitate.

"My wife and I have talked about it for the last six years, and [we decided that] if I ever got invited, I'd say yes for sure," he said.

Redick, 30, said that when he played for Orlando he was hopeful that he'd get the invite, but it never came.

"It's something that I've always wanted to participate in at least once in my career," he said.

Redick is shooting a career-high 44.5% from behind the three-point line this season, well below Korver's league-leading 53%.

"It's a good field," Redick said. "You have to post a high score this year. I've watched a couple of years at home and it's been not the best field -- I'm just saying -- not the best field when you have nonshooters winning. But I think the NBA put together a great field this year."

Redick said the last time he participated in a three-point shooting contest was in high school at the McDonald's All-American game. He won the competition.

"The minute goes quick," he said.

The Clippers (31-14) leave Tuesday for an eight-game road trip, so Redick won't have much time to practice before the event.

"I got some stuff set up once I get to New York," he said. "I'll get a couple of days in, I'll be fine. Just need to figure out which side of the rack I'm going to go to."

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