The NBA and ESPN are in talks to show a H-O-R-S-E competition featuring “several high-profile players,” according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The COVID-19 pandemic has the NBA season and all other professional sports on pause, and having no sports has forced television networks such as ESPN to get creative with their programming. So, a H-O-R-S-E competition that involves star players is an idea that makes plenty of sense for both the NBA and ESPN.
The issue, of course: how are NBA players supposed to take part in a basketball competition with the social distancing and stay-at-home orders (along with most facilities/parks that have basketball hoops being closed)?
Wojnarowski reports that the players would participate in isolation, “presumably using home gyms. ”
Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would include them competing shot for shot in the traditional playground game, sources said.
That makes sense, but would seemingly make it tough for the likely 2019-20 NBA MVP to participate- Giannis Antetokounmpo told reporters on Friday that he doesn’t have a basketball hoop at home.
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