Sport

NBA, ESPN Working On Nationally Televised H-O-R-S-E Competition

NBA, ESPN Working On Nationally Televised H-O-R-S-E Competition”

In order to bring additional entertainment to those fans in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Basketball Association is reportedly working with ESPN to televise a H-O-R-S-E competition with several high-profile players, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Players would presumably compete in their respective home gyms in order to abide by the league's isolation protocols, Wojnarowski adds. However, no details on a schedule or participating players have been finalized yet.

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.

In an H-O-R-S-E competition, basketball players take turns to connect when trying to shoot from a particular location on the field.

More news: Joe Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention

In a typical game of two or more players, if a competitor makes a shot, the competitor to follow has to make the identical shot or earn a letter in the word "horse".

To help fix basketball cravings, the league launched a nationally televised players-only NBA 2K Tournament. Once a player has missed all five attempts, he has spelled out "horse" and has lost the game.

Many NBA fans responded to the idea by immediately roasting Ben Simmons.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


06 April 2020
NFC Notes: Foles, Trubisky, Bears, Ifedi, Lewis, Giants
He's familiar with the Bears' system and worked with Nagy under Andy Reid when they were with the Eagles and Kansas City. So the Bears brought in Foles from Jacksonville, for the cost a fourth-round pick and a reworked contract.

06 April 2020
Kanika Kapoor's close friend Shaza Morani tests positive for coronavirus, admitted
Reportedly, Shaza has worked as an assistant director for films like, " Always Kabhi Kabhi " and "Happy new Year". The morani family is in complete shock after learning that their daughter has been caught up with the novel virus.

06 April 2020
Channing Tatum and Jessie J Call it Quits, Again
As they made their red carpet debut the same night, the singer shared that she was feeling "happiness from the inside out ". Meanwhile Jenna has gotten engaged to actor Steve Kazee , with whom she shares a four-week-old son called Callum.

06 April 2020
UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virus
Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained at a hospital Monday due to persistent symptoms related to the coronavirus . As of 09:00 BST on Sunday , 47,806 people had tested positive for coronavirus, the department said.

06 April 2020
Cricketer Ben Stokes to race against five F1 drivers in Virtual GP
Williams' Russell completed the podium ahead of Arthur Leclerc, who passed Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi late-on. It's obviously a very hard time for everyone so we hope we entertained them".

06 April 2020
Now Boris Johnson in hospital as symptoms fail to clear
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital over coronavirus-related complications. Members of the public were also seen clapping in appreciation from their homes for frontline staff.

06 April 2020
Tottenham's Heung-min Son set for military training during shutdown
It is believed that he hopes to begin his service on April 20, and is reported to be serving in the Military Corps. However, not all athletes manage to avoid the draft as shown by UFC featherweight Chang Sung Jung.

06 April 2020
Amazon's Project Tempo could arrive this year to take on Google Stadia
The spread of Covid-19 has delayed the Crucible launch, which was originally planned for March. The same group is now working on an MMO based on the Lord of the Rings franchise.

06 April 2020
Woody Harrelson among stars sharing COVID-19 conspiracy theories tied to 5G
Earlier this week video footage emerged of a 5G mobile tower on fire in Birmingham that was targeted by anti-5G protesters. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove labelled the conspiracy theory " dangerous nonsense ".

06 April 2020
2020 iPads Include Hardware Microphone Disconnect
Any certified "Made for iPad" case that's attached and closed will trigger the hardware disconnect. However, Apple is yet to announce the availability details of the tablet in the country.