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NBA would like to show H-O-R-S-E on ESPN screens

According to Woj, we could review the contest that we didn't miss

NBA would like to show H-O-R-S-E on ESPN screens According to Woj, we could review the contest that we didn't miss

Between 2009 and 2010 the NBA had decided to introduce a HORSE competition during the All Star Weekend, hoping that the originality of the participants could at least match that view in the 70s - when the basketball players involved were Pete Maravich, George Gervin, Bob McAdoo and Bubbles Hawkins - or that of 1993 in the McDonalds commercial with MJ and Larry Bird, made fun of a few years later by Peter Griffin.

For those who are not so practical, H-O-R-S-E is one of those games on the wave of "21" or "clock" in which the first player decides where and how to shoot. If he makes a basket, all participating players must make the same shot from the same position; if the shot is wrong, the second player is free to choose in turn how and where to shoot. Whenever a player misses a roll to imitate, he is given a letter of the word HORSE as a penalty and this mechanism continues until a player gets all five letters, losing.

About 40 years after Maravich, the NBA decided to include the format in the ASGs of Phoenix and Dallas but already in 2011 the contest was suspended.

As you can see from the videos, the competition never had much appeal and it was not too fun unless the entertainment idea that the NBA had was a three point race before the real three point competition, with players who they really shouldn't have participated in the three-point race.

In detail: the 2010 edition turned into a real shooting contest between Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo because TNT was running out of time. The previous year, however, was a similar interpretation, with the only difference that the setting was a pitch outside the US Airways Center where players could also shoot from the adjacent stands.

In both editions, the winner was Kevin Durant, who also remains the only winner in the history of the contest, since it will no longer be repeated.

But, according to Woj, Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA, the NBPA and ESPN would have discussed to bring the competition back on the screens during this period of suspension of the championship: "The players pull in isolation and play against the competitors from home gyms" he wrote on Twitter. No player names have been revealed - although they should be first-rate - with Woj stating that the details "are still being finalized."