E competition to feature current, former National Basketball Association players

E competition to feature current, former National Basketball Association players

Beginning Sunday, a group of eight National Basketball Association and WNBA players and legends- headlined by Chris Paul and Hawks All-Star Trae Young - will partake in the most watched game of H-O-R-S-E in history.

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Due to social distancing, the players will shoot on isolated home courts in a single-elimination contest.

With major league sports all sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN will fill at least a bit of airtime with the first-ever NBA HORSE Challenge Presented by State Farm.

A coin toss will determine which player starts each matchup.

"Participants will be divided into two groups of four, with the winners of the first two games in each group meeting in the semifinals". The victor from each group will then move on to the championship round. The opening round will air on ESPN beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. If a player is unable to match a made shot, then he/she will receive a letter.

Group 2, second pairing: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul will take on Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky.

Current NBA isolation protocols governing NBA players prohibit the players from competing together in the same location.

A few of the slated players shared some banter on Twitter about the upcoming competition, with Young calling out LaVine to make sure he saw the rule that there is "ABSOLUTELY NO DUNKING".

The victor of the tournament will receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the National Basketball Association and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts.

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