Matt Bonner has built a long NBA career for himself as a stretch forward.

Bonner has a career three-point shooting percentage of 41.6 percent and 43.0 percent this season.

Bonner spoke to RealGM about participating in the Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend.

“I am incredibly excited,” Bonner told RealGM. “I don’t know how I’m going to sleep the night before. This is something that, on a personal level, I’ve wanted for a long time. To be finally selected for it, after all these years, seems surreal.”

Bonner acknowledged preparing for the event is different than a regular game.

“It’s definitely different,” Bonner told RealGM. “It’s much more difficult shooting off a rack than from catching a pass. My strategy is to go as fast as I can so I finish all the shots and try to take a little extra time on the money ball.”