If you’ve been missing the thrill of elite basketball players shoot a ball through a hoop, the NBA has put together something to tide you over: a first-ever NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge that tips off Sunday.
The event is sponsored by State Farm, which will donate $200,000 towards coronavirus relief efforts.
Representing the WNBA are Indiana Fever general manager and soon-to-be Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tamika Catchings, along with Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, who owns the record for most points scored in an All-Star 3-Point Contest — in NBA or WNBA history.
The coronavirus pandemic requires the players shoot from “respective home courts,” according to the league’s press release. Joining Catchings (2012 WNBA champion) and Quigley (three-time All-Star) in the single-elimination competition are NBA veteran Chris Paul, Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Mike Conley, Jr. (Utah Jazz), and former NBA Finals MVPs Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce.
Prior to the Sunday, April 12, tipoff (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), get the shirt to commemorate this exciting and unprecedented moment in sports history.