Sports A serious breakdown of the NBA’s HORSE contenders
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The NBA HORSE Challenge is going to be the best chance for us to watch sports for a while, and after seeing the field it looks like the event is going to be a blast. Current and former NBA and stars are facing off in a HORSE tournament with $200,000 being donated to relief efforts, broadcast by ESPN.
, the rules are pretty obvious unless you’ve never heard of HORSE before. Players will take turns calling their shot and pressuring their opponent to make it. Succeed and the process repeats, fail and you get a letter. First to spell HORSE loses.
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The only caveat for this HORSE challenge is no dunking, which is sensible considering some of the players aren’t known dunkers and it includes former players. Otherwise, let’s be honest,would run away with this thing and it would be boring.
Let’s analyze the field and see if we can work out who’s going to win this thing.
( ) vs. Chauney Billups ( legend)
This is a tough one. Billups is known for his ability to make shots under pressure, while Young is a phenom of a shooter. Prior to 2019-20 this might be more of a toss up, but Young’s three point game really took a step forward in 2019-20. Young is also going to have athleticism that might make it difficult for Billups.
Prediction: Trae Young
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Tamika Catching (legend) vs. Mike Conley Jr. ( )
This is another really well-designed matchup. Both are efficient shooters, which makes this a bit of a wash when it comes to spot-up shooting, but Catchings had a penchant throughout her career for making some ludicrous, seemingly-impossible layups. Going back to that would serve her well, but there’s going to be some rust here too since Catching has moved to the front office and Conley Jr. is still playing today. I gotta go with my gut here.
Prediction: Mike Conley Jr.
( ) vs. Paul Pierce ( legend)
is an underrated shooter, but overall relies on his athleticism and explosiveness more than Pierce did during his career. The Celtics legend is known for his shot creating potential and ability to seemingly drain anything mid-range with ease, while also having excellent three point potential. Another difficult prediction here, ultimately I think Pierce’s mid-range game will be efficient enough to win Round 1.
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Trae Young, Chris Paul, and Zach LaVine are expected to participate in the NBA's upcoming televised HORSE competition along with NBA alumni and WNBA players, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. In HORSE, opponents alternate shot attempts; if a player is unable to successfully replicate their opponent's shot, that player gains a letter. The winner is crowned when their opponent spells out "HORSE." Young appeared to confirm his involvement with the competition, as the Hawks star began laying down ground rules: ABSOLUTELY NO DUNKING???????????? @ZachLaVine— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 8, 2020 Half Court Shots Only???????? https://t.
Prediction: Paul Pierce
( ) vs. (Oklahoma )
Calling it now: This will be the can’t-miss match up of Round 1. Everyone is going to expect Paul to run away with it because he’s, but underestimating Quigley is a fool’s errand. She might be the best pure shooter in this entire tournament, which she showed by . Qugley is able to drain anything from inside the arc and beyond, even off-balance or coming off a move. This will be billed as an upset, but it shouldn’t be.
Prediction: Allie Quigley
Trae Young vs. Mike Conley Jr.
Both players are excellent, but I believe in Young’s ability to be a little more creative with his shot calling. Both are great shooters, but I think athleticism gets the edge here.
Prediction: Trae Young
Paul Pierce vs. Allie Quigley
Similar to Round 1, I think people are going to side with Pierce because he’s more of a household name. I think the biggest test for Quigley this entire tournament is getting backin Round 1, so I think this one is money in the bank.
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Prediction: Allie Quigley
Trae Young vs. Allie Quigley
Young has the athleticism and the driving moves, I think Quigley is better at mid-range shooting. This will be a great matchup, but watching each player’s repertoire of moves I can’t shake just how easily Quigley is able to drain shots in traffic or coming off a turnaround.
Prediction: Allie Quigley wins the NBA HORSE Challenge
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