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Klay Thompson will compete in the three-point contest if he's an All-Star

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With the current NBA era dominated by the three-point shot, it's no surprise that the main event at All-Star weekend has become the three-point contest.

In recent years, the competition has seen some heavy-hitters take part and has quickly developed into the main attraction because of the names involved.

This is sure to be the case this year too and one player who is willing to throw his name into the hat already is Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson.

The shooting guard is a previous winner having scooped the prize in the 2015-16 season when he beat teammate and fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry in an epic shootout.

Thompson told ESPN's Chris Haynes that he will take part but only if he's selected to the All-Star team.

"I've got to win another one," said Thompson.

If he does feature, the three-time All-Star could join six other players in winning the contest on multiple occasions; Craig Hodges, Larry Bird, Peja Stojakovic, Jeff Hornacek, Mark Price, and Jason Kapono.

Klay has taken part in each of the last three years and is prepared to hoist it up again from long-range in Los Angeles.

By his high standards, he didn't perform as well as he would've liked in New Orleans in February and is keen to make up for that showing this time around and is gunning for Eric Gordon's crown.

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The 27-year-old is having a career year shooting the ball from beyond the arc as he's knocking them down at a 44.4 percent clip.

Thompson is also putting up a career-high 20.7 points per game, along with 2.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds.

He's been an All-Star since 2015 and with the Warriors once again owning one of the best records in the league at 26-7, he could well be suiting up in his hometown of L.A.

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But it's clear that he's unsure of his status this year as he'll be competing with some elite guards in the Western Conference.

Even though he could enter the three-point shootout regardless of his All-Star status, it appears he'd prefer to take part alongside the showpiece event.

Luckily for him, Stephen Curry's ankle injury has allowed him more of an opportunity on the offensive end for the defending champions and he's been able to increase his production as a result in recent weeks which could work in his favor.

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