Sport

Chris Paul And Trae Young Headline First-Ever NBA HORSE Challenge

Whoever spells H-O-R-S-E first will be eliminated. The players, which also include WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky, Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr., NBA Finals MVPs Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce, will play a single-elimination game of HORSE - all from their respective home courts. It was also the first league to come up with a way to give fans something watch in the meantime with its upcoming HORSE challenge that will include some current and former players from the National Basketball Association and WNBA.

Here's how it will work: participants will be divided into two groups of four, with the winners of the first two games in each group playing each other in the semifinals.

It's been almost a month since the NBA suspended its season because of the coronavirus pandemic, and while the league has offered plenty of avenues to watch historic and archived games, there's still a significant void for many basketball fans.

ESPN will broadcast all games, starting with the opening round on Sunday. From there, the victor from each group advances to the championship round.

The matchups will begin with a coin toss to determine shooting order, with the more senior of the two players calling heads or tails. They will have to match shots.

More news: Trump calls Obama 'an incompetent president' after Obama's televised national graduation speech

When ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski initially broke news of the NBA's plan to have a H-O-R-S-E competition, Pierce responded to the tweet by saying "I'm in". The winners from Sunday will then meet in the semifinals and for the championship on Thursday, April 16. "Players must describe each shot attempt, specifying the type of score they intend to make before taking a shot, such as a bank shot or swish".

Sunday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.

Who ya got? @Catchin24 vs.

State Farm, which is sponsoring the event, will also donate more than $200,000 to charities working to fight the coronavirus pandemic.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


19 May 2020
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate protects monkeys in trial
The researchers have recruited up to 1,102 participants across multiple laboratories in Oxford, Southampton, London and Bristol. A vaccine against coronavirus appears to have provided protection against the disease Covid-19 in six rhesus macaque monkeys.

19 May 2020
OnePlus truly wireless earbuds land in July, guess what they look like
A special event could take place in July where the company may unveil the OnePlus Z in addition to the true wireless earbuds. Now, the source did also share an image of TWS earbuds, but that image is probably just for illustration purposes.

19 May 2020
Coronavirus: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund
Dutch Finance Ministry spokesman Jaap Oosterveer said the ministry was studying the plan and had no immediate comment. He had wanted a huge fund of a trillion or more euros.

18 May 2020
'So blessed': Justin Bieber gushes over wife Hailey whilst she sleeps
Bieber added that he didn't think what he said was "too much information", because maybe his words might help someone out there. During the Q&A, one fan asked about their plans to expand their family. "There are probably a lot of things I would change".

18 May 2020
France records 70 cases of Covid-19 in schools since lifting lockdown
When it started gradually reopening schools last Tuesday, France had just under 27,000 coronavirus deaths and 178,000 total cases. As of Monday, France has recorded 179,693 COVID-19 cases, the sixth highest number in the world, with its death toll at 28,111.

18 May 2020
TSMC to cease business with Huawei following U.S. order
Following the US' extension of its sanctions on Huawei , new reports of China considering responding in kind has surfaced again. Huawei has few alternatives if Washington refuses to allow its suppliers to use US technology.

18 May 2020
Free access to the game overloads Rockstar Games' servers
Naturally, it being given away for free will draw unprecedented amounts of people to it, resulting in the spike in traffic. Epic Games Store is offering partial refunds to those who recently purchased a game shortly before it went on sale.

18 May 2020
Félicien Kabuga arrested near Paris for role in Rwandan genocide
The arrest paves the way for bringing the fugitive bfore the court of appeal in Paris and the global court in The Hague. Kabuga was Rwanda's most-wanted man and the United States government had placed a $5 million bounty on his head.

18 May 2020
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Wife Sends Legal Notice, Seeking Divorce And Maintenance
It has been reported that they underwent medical screening at 25 points during the 1500-kilometer journey. Owing to the current pandemic situation, the notice had to be sent via email instead of speed post.

18 May 2020
Is Brian Austin Green, Megan Fox's marriage on the rocks?
People on social media were quick to point out that this could possibly be in reference to his relationship with Megan. They were driving around in the 30-year-old's luxury Aston Martin before finally driving back to her house.