The highly anticipated televised HORSE competition now has confirmed participants, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj reported early this afternoon that Chris Paul, Zach Lavine, Trae Young, a few WNBA players and NBA alumni were all confirmed for the competition.
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
This competition has the potential to be played with all participants in separate gyms amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, and would be bring a massive audience of fans craving what has been taken from them: Sports.
Despite the excitement surrounding this event, Trae Young did have some rules to add to the contest for Bulls’ guard Zach Lavine:
ABSOLUTELY NO DUNKING🤨😅🤣 @ZachLaVine
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 8, 2020
If dunking is indeed allowed, all other contestants beware.
Zach Lavine is a two time dunk champion and is widely considered one of the best dunkers in the entire association. On the flip side, Trae Young brings a skillset not many can match as well.
Look to see Trae Young take advantage of his deep range ability, taking more than a few shots from logo range to outmatch his opponents.
With many of the contestants still being unnamed, it’s hard to say who will come out victorious as the HORSE champion.
No matter what, though, events like this help the spirit of not only the players in the league, but fans quarantined at home. The NBA is really trying hard to make the most of this hiatus with initiatives like this. As fans, these things keep us hopeful for the future while we are quarantined in our homes, and look to see other pro leagues try and replicate this sort of event among different sports.
Josh Linares is a Contributor for the Unwrapped Sports Network. Follow him on Twitter @josh8linares.