Individual awesomeness in 2010
Paul Pierce, Feb. 13, All-Star Game
First the Celtics' captain convinced the NBA to invite him back to the 3-point contest, saying he wanted redemption for his poor performance in 2002, then he went out and won it.
"I worked on it, I really took pride in it. In '02 I stunk it up. I wanted to come in here and put on a show," Pierce said. "I had to work on getting the technique down and knowing what side to pull the ball from, stuff like that. I knew if I got hot I could win it."