Reports: NBA, ESPN Planning ‘H-O-R-S-E’ Basketball Competition
Apr 4, 2020, 10:03 PM | Updated: 10:04 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The National Basketball Association and sports broadcast network ESPN are working on televising a basketball competition of “H-O-R-S-E” featuring players from the league, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski reported the plans between his employer and the NBA on Saturday, April 4.
“The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources say,” tweeted Wojnarowski. “Players would shoot in isolation — presumably in home gyms — and match shots against competitors. Details are still being finalized.”
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
Despite being in insolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, players would compete “shot for shot in the traditional playground game,” according to the Wojnarowksi’s source.
Details of the contest including which players would be involved as well as a schedule are still being worked out.
(1993) Michael Jordan and Larry Bird playing a game of HORSE!
— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) April 4, 2020
Minutes after Gobert’s test results came back, the NBA postponed a game between the Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Shortly thereafter, the league halted its 2019-20 schedule.
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