Kevin Durant Headlines NBA 2K20 Tournament Pitting Real NBA Players Against Each Other
The coronavirus pandemic means that in-person gatherings of more than the number of people who currently live in your household are a non-starter. That means live sporting events are canceled all around the world, leaving athletes and fans alike with nothing to do. Several motorsports, including NASCAR and F1, turned to online events, and some NBA players are gearing up to do the same. The popular video game NBA 2K20 is set to start an NBA2K Players Tournament that will begin on April 3.
The tournament will be played in the video game and will be aired via ESPN, which is starving for content right now. The tournament pits 16 NBA players in head-to-head competition with the first round starting on Friday. The game is backed by the NBA and the NBA Player's Association.
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (96)
- Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (90)
- Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers (87)
- Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (87)
- Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (86)
- Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers (85)
- Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (85)
- Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (85)
- Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (85)
- Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (85)
- DeMarcus Cousins (81)
- Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (81)
- Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards (79)
- Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (78)
- Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (78)
- Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat (78)
Games will also be broadcast on NBA.com. The winner of the tournament gets to choose a charity to receive a $100,000 donation for coronavirus relief efforts. In other NBA2K news, the game honored the late Kobe Bryant in January after his tragic death.