Report: Trae Young, Chris Paul, Zach LaVine to compete in H-O-R-S-E

Trae Young and Chris Paul
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Televised H-O-R-S-E during the NBA’s coronavirus stoppage?

The Hawks’ Trae Young, Thunder’s Chris Paul and Bulls’ Zach LaVine are apparently in.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The NBA had H-O-R-S-E at 2009 and 2010 All-Star Weekends. The event was a dud. But we’re all far more desperate for fresh basketball content now.

Young (deep shooting), Paul (consistent shooting from different ranges) and LaVine (hops) each bring distinctive strengths. Lavine’s is most difficult to match. He could just do dunks that no opponents could even approach. Even reinvigorated, Paul merely dunking at all is noteworthy. Perhaps, LaVine won’t be allowed to dunk on every try.

As far as retired players, Paul Pierce is a good guess: