Report: NBA's Televised HORSE Competition Features Chris Paul, Trae Young, More

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2020

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16: Trae Young #24 of Team Giannis dribbles the ball while being guarded by Chris Paul #2 of Team LeBron in the fourth quarter during the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The proposed competition of HORSE among NBA players is taking shape with Chris Paul, Trae Young and Zach LaVine among those expected to participate, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

WNBA players and recent NBA alumni will also enter the event, which will air on ESPN.

Wojnarowski first reported plans for the players to take part in HORSE at home gyms in isolation during the league's current suspension because of the coronavirus.

In a game of HORSE, players try to match each other's shots, which could be done in separate gyms as long as those involved can provide a live stream. However, Young did provide a bit of a stipulation for the contest:

LaVine is a two-time Slam Dunk contest champion and could easily win the event by replicating some of those throw downs. Young has never dunked in an NBA game, per Basketball Reference.

In any case, the contest would not only give fans something to watch while the league remains on hiatus, but it would also provide some entertainment for those participating.

Both Young and LaVine have posted videos to social media where they play basketball against their dogs:

Adding some human competition could be what these players need while social distancing.

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