Pierce, CP3, Trae among 8 competitors in HORSE Challenge

Players will attempt to match shots from their opponents from their respective, isolated home courts.

Pierce will face Lavine in the first round, followed by the victor of Paul vs. Quigley, and the contest will be broadcast on ESPN starting Sunday. That's right: Some of the National Basketball Association and WNBA's best will play a game that most of us tried at one point or another on the playground, and it will be nationally televised on ESPN.

On Sunday, April 12, ESPN will host a HORSE tournament, with some of the NBA's and WNBA's best shooters. The semifinals and championship game begin April 16 at 5 p.m. The victor of each group will move on to the finals. He will join the group of current players that also features Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls.

In the one-on-one HORSE competition format, one player describes the shot they are about to take and if they make it their rival must recreate the shot.

The rules are laid out in the announcement: "A coin toss at the start of each game will determine who shoots first, with the more senior player calling heads or tails".

Having Paul, Young and LaVine committed to the competition will likely help draw in a large audience as they are among the flashiest players in the league with the ball in their hands so they could come up with some creative shots.

State Farm, which is sponsoring the event, will also donate more than $200,000 to charities working to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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