NBA Plans To Launch Players-Only 2K Tournament

12:07pm: The Boardroom has provided a full list of the 16 participants in the tournament, along with the first-round matchups (Twitter link). Devin Booker (Suns), Trae Young (Hawks), and Zach LaVine (Bulls) are among the other stars set to take part in the event.

11:19am: With no NBA games expected to happen on the court anytime soon, the league is setting up a virtual tournament in an attempt to sate fans’ appetite for basketball, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

According to Haynes, the league intends to launch an NBA 2K tournament that will feature NBA players competing against one another. The goal is to begin the 10-day event this Friday, though the league is still working out and finalizing the details, sources tell Haynes. The tournament would be broadcast on ESPN.

Nets star Kevin Durant, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Cavaliers center Andre Drummond, and free agent big man DeMarcus Cousins are among the 16 players expected to participate, per Haynes.

Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel had previously tweeted that Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside and Heat swingman Derrick Jones were among the players set to play in an NBA 2K20 Players Tournament in April. That info appears to be based on an announcement from the NBPA, which was quickly deleted. Jeff Garcia of Spurs Zone (via Twitter) shares the full list of participants the NBPA identified in that premature release.

According to Winderman, the tournament is expected to have a $100K prize for charity.

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14 thoughts on “NBA Plans To Launch Players-Only 2K Tournament

  1. illowa

    Saw part of the nascar sim race sunday, wasn’t horribble. Different kind of sim but the commentators and players convo’s keep it interesting.

  2. Lame. Resume the games. Empty facilities, no fans at games. Hours at home and no games or non corona hoops rumors is too maddening. It is well worth the risk a couple staffers will prob die but those are chances im willing to take

    • agentx

      if you such a big risk taker then why not promise to give up your own life and kill one additional family member or friend of yours for every staffer who will “prob die” as a result of your idiotic proposal?

      • agentx

        Contracting COVID-19 is very serious, but not a death sentence.

        Under my modified proposal, steve wouldn’t have to die if no one he so casually suggested “will prob die” actually did.

      • So agentx, you rebuttle said idiotic proposal with a counter offer? Hinging on the logic and decency of an idiot? You behoove me good sir, deal accepted. My grandmother isnt hugging me cause tv man said so so she can be the first to go if need be.

    • the dude

      cant decide if your Tillman Fertitta or James Dolan, more likely a Russian bot tho tbh

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