Before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, Stephen Curry issued Damian Lillard a friendly Twitter challenge to both launch a half-court shot in the first game of the season. We're not talking an end-of-quarter or end-of-shot-clock heave. We're talking a legit half-courter. 

Neither guy followed through at any point though the first half of the season, but on Sunday night they both made good on their side of the bargain by drilling consecutive half-court bombs to close the first half of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta: 

As CBS Sports' resident Dame defender, I'm going to have to point out that Lillard was legitimately behind the half-court line, while Curry was a step inside. Also, Jordan was a half step inside the free-throw line on that famous "free-throw-line" dunk in 1988. Yeah, I'm zero fun. But who are we without our integrity?

Kidding aside, this was an astounding display of marksmanship from Lillard and Curry, the latter of whom never bothered to cool down after winning the 3-Point Contest on his final money ball earlier in the night. Curry finished the game with 28 points on 8 of 16 from three, and he even threw in an alley-oop dunk for good measure: 

Shortly thereafter, Curry found Chris Paul for his own alley-oop jam:

Per ESPN Stats and Info, neither Curry nor Paul has ever been on the receiving end of an alley-oop dunk at any point in their Hall of Fame careers ... until now. That it happened on consecutive possessions will go down as a pretty memorable All-Star moment in its own right. 

Earlier in the first half, Curry hit a casual logo 3 off an assist from LeBron James:

Meanwhile, Lillard finished the game with 32 points, equaling Curry's 8-of-16 mark from three -- and oh by the way, he hit another half-courter to cap the Elam Ending and give Team LeBron a 170-150 victory. 

What a legend Lillard is, and circling back to that shootout with Curry, that was seriously one for the ages. It will go down as one of the most memorable All-Star moments in history. It's a shame more fans couldn't be in the building to celebrate it. 

After the buzzer sounded on the half, the two made sure to embrace one another. Lillard and Curry share a deep -- so to speak -- respect for each other as the two deadliest super-long-range gunners in NBA history. That meant something to both of them.  They combined to hit 16 3-pointers on Sunday on 50-percent shooting. Pretty amazing stuff.