ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The rivalry between "East vs. West" is synonymous with NBA All-Star, and now the new game changing Degree® Dry Spray Antiperspirant has sparked a fresh competition, pitting two game changing point guards from each coast against each other. On Saturday, February 14, during NBA All-Star Practice presented by Sean John at Macy's, All-Star starters Stephen Curry and John Wall will go shot-for-shot in the 'Degree® Battle of the Game Changers.' One of these All-Stars will be named the 'Ultimate Game Changer' in front of a live audience at Madison Square Garden and on NBA TV.
As one of the best shooters in the NBA, Curry is having a game changing season in the Western Conference and after becoming the quickest player to reach 1,000 career three-pointers. In a newly-released online video, Degree® highlights Curry's career successes and proclaims him as a 'Game Changer.' Wall, who also is having the best season of his career and is helping lead his team forward in the Eastern Conference standings, took to Twitter to question if Curry is NBA's 'Game Changer.' The two NBA All-Stars engaged in a Twitter exchange that escalated to a challenge issued by Wall to battle it out for the 'Ultimate Game Changer' title. Degree®, a promotional partner of the NBA and the title partner of the Degree Shooting Stars event during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, stepped in to provide a time and place to settle the dispute on the court, and established the 'Degree® Battle of the Game Changers,' in what is sure to be fierce and competitive battle.
"John Wall is an impressive player and has created waves across the league with his assists and quick moves, but I was a little shocked he questioned my skills," said Stephen Curry. "He may be a master of the no look pass, but this is a shooting competition, so I'm confident my skills will trump him in the 'Degree® Battle of the Game Changers.'"
"Curry is having a phenomenal season, and is a great shooter, but there's more to being a 'Game Changer' than throwing up three pointers," said John Wall. "My skills reign supreme, not only in the east, but across the league and I'm looking forward to seeing what Curry brings to the court."
Fans Shape the 'Degree® Battle of the Game Changers'
Curry and Wall will face off in a shot-for-shot competition and fans will help play a role in determining who is crowned the 'Ultimate Game Changer,' by voting on one of the shots the two All-Stars will attempt in the battle. Starting Monday, February 9 fans can vote at Twitter.com/DegreeMen and tune in to NBA TV on February 14 to see which fan shot was selected. To take the crown, Curry and Wall also will have to make a variety of shots which will be unveiled at the start of the competition.
Changing the Game with Degree® Dry Spray
While Curry and Wall are sinking shots on the court, they'll be protected by the new game changing Degree® Dry Spray Antiperspirant – the new way to get superior protection. It goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel without visible residue. Using the Degree® signature MOTIONSENSE® Technology, Dry Spray provides the superior 48-hour odor and wetness protection that these competitors will need throughout NBA All-Star. Degree® Dry Spray is available at major retailers nationwide and comes in variety of signature Degree Men® scents.
For more information on new Degree® Dry Spray Antiperspirants, visit DegreeDeodorant.com/Men, and follow @DegreeMen on Twitter to vote for the shot you want to see Curry and Wall attempt at the 'Degree® Battle of the Game Changers' – voting begins Monday, February 9. Fans can also show their support for Curry and Wall by using #TeamCurry or #TeamWall on social media channels.
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