The NBA and ESPN are reportedly discussing plans for a televised H-O-R-S-E tournament, featuring a string of high-profile players, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources say. Players would shoot in isolation - presumably in home gyms - and match shots against competitors. Details are still being finalized.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 4, 2020
While details are still being finalised, players would compete from their respective locations/home gyms in accordance with the league's isolation protocols.
According to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand, players who could potentially line up for the tournament include Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.
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The NBA last featured a H-O-R-S-E competition when it was introduced at the 2009 All-Star Weekend. It lasted just two seasons, with Kevin Durant winning both titles in back-to-back seasons.
Prior to that, it last appeared during the 1977-78 season.
Amid the suspension of the 2019-20 season due to the global coronavirus pandemic, players have found new ways to compete, with a 16-player NBA 2K tournament which tipped off on Saturday (AEST).
🗣️ @patbev21 brings the energy and shows out in his opening round W of the @NBA2K #NBA2KTourney! pic.twitter.com/HD7aobuMwm- NBA (@NBA) April 4, 2020
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