Like it or not, it’s happening (Michael: Those of you against this are dead to me).
Last week it was announced that the NBA and ESPN were working to create a HORSE competition where athletes could compete against each other from the comfort of their own (socially distanced) homes. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, that idea is nearing its completion, and a very familiar name is expected to participate.
Check it out:
Sources: The NBA and ESPN plan to televise a HORSE competition is nearing completion and among those expected to participate include Chris Paul, Trae Young and Zach LaVine. Competition will also include a couple of WNBA players and recent NBA alumni.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 8, 2020
LET’S GO, ZACH!
It looks like LaVine will join several other house-hold basketball names for the competition, one that should hopefully be more exciting than the 2K Tournament ESPN has been airing as of late (LaVine competed in the first round, showed he barely knew how to play the game, and lost big to the Suns DeAndre Ayton … come on, man).
The competition is expected to include WNBA players and recent NBA alumni as well, which could make for quite the fun event. Former Bulls legend (how many people are immediately furious upon reading that?) Dwyane Wade has already been reported as a potential participant. I know, in general, this idea wasn’t everyone’s favorite when it was first announced, but I can assure you I’ll be happily seated and watching when it airs. With no sports on television, I’ll gladly watch a bunch of the game’s finest shoot in their backyard. Why the heck not?
Also, I’m crossing all my fingers hopping LaVine trolls everyone with an insane free-throw line dunk to start things off. I’m assuming the rules will be no dunking or whatever (after all, Chris Paul and Trae Young are reportedly involved), but the thought of that is still so funny.
His opponents about to be like … pic.twitter.com/PDZ64fE1OB
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) April 8, 2020
Anyway, I’m looking forward to this!