Chris Paul, Trae Young Headline NBA H-O-R-S-E Competition


Thunder guard Chris Paul and Hawks guard Trae Young will headline the NBA's live H-O-R-S-E competition on Sunday, ESPN confirmed.

Bulls guard Zach LaVine will also compete, as will Jazz guard Mike Conley. Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley and Tamika Catchings will represent the WNBA, and ESPN will trot out Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce for the competition.

Quarterfinal matches will be held at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Semifinal matches and the championship will be held on April 16 at 7 p.m. ET. 

Saturday will mark the one-month anniversary of the NBA's coronavirus suspension. The league halted play on March 11 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, and several players have tested positive in recent weeks. Gobert's teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive on March 12, as did two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant three days later.

The NBA is evaluating its options for a potential return to play, though plans won't begin to be initiated until May 1 at the earliest, per commissioner Adam Silver.

There are more than 796,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus globally across at least 171 countries.