Paul, Young, LaVine Among Likely H-O-R-S-E Participants

The NBA and ESPN have nearly finalized a plan to televise a H-O-R-S-E competition to help sate fans’ appetite for basketball, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).

While it’s unclear exactly when the event will take place, Wojnarowski says Thunder guard Chris Paul, Hawks guard Trae Young, and Bulls guard Zach LaVine are among the players expected to participate. The field will also include a couple of WNBA players and recent NBA players, according to Woj.

As we relayed over the weekend, the plan would be for players to remain in isolation, likely in home gyms, while putting up shots against competitors.

H-O-R-S-E is a popular playground game in which a player attempts a shot, and if it goes in, a competitor has to make the same shot from the same spot on the court. Each failure to do so results in a letter, and the first player to spell out H-O-R-S-E is eliminated.

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18 thoughts on “Paul, Young, LaVine Among Likely H-O-R-S-E Participants

    • Curtisrowe

      Especially the part about them playing while in isolation! Man that sounds fun!

      • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

        Ooooh, can we get some piped in crowd sounds to add to the atmosphere? How about a virtual $16.oo Budweiser???

    • hill

      I LOVE that hoops rumours felt it necessary to define the rules of HORSE.

      For an audience of extreme basketball junkies.

      • El Don

        I see your point, but you have to think that many readers aren’t from the USA, which means that they aren’t necessary acquainted with the rules, as I always say the NBA ain’t an American league, is a global league, belongs to all the basketball fans anywhere in the world!

      • I can’t believe this even real, had to click on the article cause I thought the app was playing a hilarious late April fools joke….but no the nba is selling lazy practice as entertainment these days

    • hiflew

      You know, I thought I would be desperate for sports, but I really haven’t missed them as much as I thought I would. Been playing video games, doing projects around the house, and watching old movies on Turner Classics at night instead of watching the Big Dance, the NBA, or MLB.

      Don’t think that I want sports to be gone forever, but I have discovered that they are not as vital to my life as I once thought.

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Who cares tho hahahaha

    I’d rather watch a dunk contest with like 10 players and the have 10 different balls and the rim gets sanatised after ever attempt

    • Simmons>Russ

      Have Giannis, DJJ, SpidaMitchell, Russ, LaVine, Simons, DeRozan, Hami Diallo, DSJ and Zion

  2. My money would be on Curry. They guy would heave up shots from outside the court.

  3. braveshomer

    I like that Trae is getting included in a lot of this stuff….we have a young star on the rise only 1.5 seasons in and it’s nice to see

  4. hill

    I will watch it by the way. As long as there is trash talking and unfiltered language

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