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Sport 16 players, including Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, will play in NBA 2K tournament on ESPN

17:46  01 april  2020
17:46  01 april  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The NBA, NBA Players Association and 2 K have partnered to produce an NBA 2 K tournament that will air on ESPN and ESPN 2 starting Friday, it "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

The NBA, NBA Players Association and 2 K have partnered to produce an NBA 2 K tournament that will air on ESPN and ESPN 2 starting Friday, it was announced. Sixteen NBA players will compete, including Kevin Durant , Trae Young, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell , Devin Booker and others.

Some NBA players are returning to the hardwood this weekend — virtually, of course. 

Kevin Durant wearing a suit and tie: Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant is the top seed in the NBA 2K Tournament. © Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant is the top seed in the NBA 2K Tournament.

With the league's regular season still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and no set return in sight, the league has partnered with NBA 2K to create a players-only tournament that will air this weekend and next on ESPN. 

Aside from filling the void of live sports, the winner of the tournament will receive $100,000 to donate to a charity connected to coronavirus relief efforts.

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Other NBA stars participating in the 16 - player tournament include Donovan Mitchell , Devin Booker and Andre Drummond. Kevin Durant and Trae Young headline players -only NBA 2 K tournament for ESPN . Kevin Durant , then with the Warriors and now with the Nets, is guarded by the Hawks'

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Players submit a list of eight teams they can choose from prior to the tournament's start, and they can use the same team only once during the event. 

The first and second rounds of the tournament are single elimination, while the semifinals and finals become best of three series. 

The seedings are (players with the same overall rating are seeded based on NBA tenure):

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The tournament will feature 16 of the NBA's best 2 k players with Kevin Durant , Donovan Mitchell , DeMarcus Cousins, and Andre The tournament will air on ESPN , but according to the report, the details of the event are still being finalized. NBA to hold players only NBA 2 k tournament originally

Beginning Friday, ESPN will air an NBA 2 K tournament featuring 16 players over a 10-day period, the National Basketball Players Association Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant headlines the list of names who will be competing Seeding of the tournament is based on the player 's 2 K ranking

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, Los Angeles 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, Los Angeles Clippers (78)

15. Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (78)

16. Derrick Jones Jr., Miami Heat (78)

The schedule for the tournament his weekend is: 

Friday, 7-11:30 p.m. ET (ESPN and ESPN2)

Sunday, 12-4 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

The quarterfinals are scheduled for Tuesday and the semifinals/finals next Saturday, April 11.

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Beginning Friday, ESPN will air an NBA 2 K tournament featuring 16 players over a 10-day period Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant headlines the list of names who will be competing, with Trae If NBA players are staying home and have found their own alternative to basketball , perhaps others

The NBA , the NBA Players Association and game maker 2 K announced the tournament , which will be aired in the United States on ESPN over 10 days. Rising Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young is the second seed in a field that also features Portland's Hassan Whiteside, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and

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