HORSE competition featuring National Basketball Association stars in the works

Ross Houston
April 6, 2020

According to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the league is working with ESPN and the NBPA to televise a Horse competition involving players.

Players would shoot in isolation, Wojnarowski writes, presumable in their home gyms.

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Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Zion Williamson could play in the H-O-R-S-E competition, per Andrew Marchand of The New York Post. Who are you picking to win it all?

That figure, which forms part of a study carried out by ad sales specialists MediaRadar, is based on the net spend of 900 companies who advertised during National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) broadcasts between March and May a year ago.

A H-O-R-S-E competition has basketball players take turns at connecting on a shot attempt from a particular location on the court. If a player misses a stroke after another has made a stroke, then the losing player spells the first letter of the word "horse". Taking part in interactive social media sessions with fans, along with watching games from the past have served as outlets for players with no games on the schedule.

But former All-Star Paul Pierce, who responded to Wojnarowski's original tweet by tweeting "I'm in", could help the National Basketball Association and ESPN find viable alternatives to make this idea work.

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