NBA Stars to Compete in First-Ever "NBA 2K Players Tournament"

Featuring Kevin Durant, Trae Young, Devin Booker and more.

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In light of the NBA season being suspended, the organization has now teamed up with NBPA and video game publisher 2K for the first-ever “NBA 2K Players Tournament” in the hopes of keeping fans entertained. The tournament will see 16 different NBA players compete head to head in a single-elimination contest in NBA 2K20 on Xbox One, and the ultimate winner will select a charity beneficiary which will receive a $100,000 USD donation from the three organizers in contribution to the fight against the coronavirus.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the NBA and NBPA to bring basketball back to fans throughout the world and to help those in need during these uncertain times,” said 2K Senior Vice President, Sports Strategy and Licensing Jason Argent. “Entertainment, especially sports, has the ability to bring communities together – including athletes, fans and families – and we hope that everyone will enjoy the tournament.”

Player seedings for the tournament are:

  1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (96)
  2. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (90)
  3. Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers (87)
  4. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (87)
  5. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (86)
  6. Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers (85)
  7. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (85)
  8. Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers (85)
  9. Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (85)
  10. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (85)
  11. DeMarcus Cousins (81)
  12. Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (81)
  13. Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards (79)
  14. Patrick Beverley, LA Clippers (78)
  15. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (78)
  16. Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat (78)

The tournament will commence April 3 at 7:00 pm ET, and can be viewed on both ESPN and ESPN2.

In other sports news, ESPN has moved up the release date for the Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls docu-series The Last Dance.

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