NBA Reportedly Hopes to Fill Void With Televised Players-Only ‘NBA 2K’ Tournament

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The sports world has been hit hard by coronavirus. The stadiums are shut, tumbleweeds gust through our arenas, and we have no live games on our TV’s.

NBA stars have even taken to social media to encourage kids stuck at home to practice new skills.

It’s an unpredictable time, to say the least. But the NBA hopes to fill this new void in our lives by coming up with the best solution.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

ESPN has resorted to replaying recent basketball games, but soon they’ll have to dip into the archives for games broadcast in standard definition. I know… things have gone too far.

They’re encouraging youngsters in coronavirus lockdown to sharpen up their skills.

But there’s nothing stopping kids or adults, bouncing a ball outside or indoors, to keep the spirit of the game alive.

These two are among a number of top stars who have produced a series of video clips for drills that you can try at home.

Due to them being out of action, it’s a way of them encouraging those to take part in learning new skills and sharing the clips with the stars.

With ESPN resorting to posting about The Rock’s cheat day.

But they have pushed up the release of the highly-anticipated Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance to April.

And people aren’t happy about it. Keep scrolling to see how they plan to keep the NBA alive…

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the NBA has plans to launch a players-only NBA 2K tournament.

It will in theory be made up of the best gamers in the league.

This is obviously due to the coronavirus outbreak that has halted basketball and all other forms of sport for the foreseeable future.

The league is hoping to get this event launched by Friday.

This has happened before, as 4 MLB players faced off against one another in a The Show tournament on Friday.

With that said, the new NBA one sounds more official and much larger in scale.

Especially since the federal government stated their intent to push back social-distancing measures to April 30 at the earliest.

The league intends to have a player from each team serve as a representative.

The idea is that the tournament could offer fans a different way to fill in those competition withdrawals.

ESPN could really use some help right now. Let’s hope it can hit the spot for all basketball lovers out there. Keep scrolling to see why there’s been a surge in people playing Wii Sports…