April 8, 2020
The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players. Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would include them competing shot for shot in the traditional playground game.
The NBA has been shut down since March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s no expectation that the league can resume play anytime soon. Current NBA isolation protocols governing players make it impossible for players to compete in the same location.
The NBA has been suspended for almost a month after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The reinstatement of the season is highly unlikely and that current league isolation protocols forbid players to compete in the same location.