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NBA working on televised H-O-R-S-E competition with high-profile players [report]


© Jesse Johnson | 2019 Nov 13


On the heels of news that the NBA season is looking less and less likely to continue, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the NBA and NBAPA are working on a televised H-O-R-S-E competition that would involve a number of high-profile players.

The competition would likely involve each player participating remotely, likely in home gyms, while competing with others shot for shot. Participants and a schedule are still being finalized.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that the players association and NBA are not discussing ways to resurrect a season that has been pinned down by the coronavirus pandemic, but instead looking for avenues to figure out the financial ramifications of a missed season.

“The NBA is angling to set up a deal that enables them to shut the season down,” Windhorst said on “SportsCenter.” “They don’t have to do that yet and the way they’re negotiating, they’re leaving themselves an option either way. But they are not having talks about how to restart the league. They’re having financial talks about what would happen if the league shuts down.”

 

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