For NBA fans craving some basketball action, Chicago Bulls
star Zach LaVine will be one of 16 participants in a video game tournament that
will tip-off on Friday.
The NBA 2K Players Tournament will air on ESPN and ESPN 2 beginning
April 3, and will feature 16 players from across the NBA. LaVine was given the 7-seed
in the tournament, and will face Phoenix Suns big man DeAndre Ayton in the
first round of the tournament.
Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant was awarded the top
seed. Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell, Domantas Sabonis, Trae Young, Andre
Drummond and Hassan Whiteside are among the other NBA stars that will
participate in the tournament.
The single-elimination tournament will be played on Xbox One
consoles, using the NBA 2K20 video game. The winner will get to choose a
charity to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K Sports, the NBA and the NBA
Players Association to assist in coronavirus relief efforts, according to a
“Entertainment, especially sports, has the ability to bring
communities together – including athletes, fans and families – and we hope that
everyone will enjoy the tournament,” 2K Senior VP Jason Argent said in a