NBA rumors: League plans to broadcast players-only NBA 2K20 tournament

NBA rumors: League plans to broadcast players-only NBA 2K20 tournament

With the sports world on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is looking for a way to fill the sports-shaped hole in our hearts.

What better way than watching some of the best on hardwood battle in the digital realm.

The NBA is putting together a players-only "NBA 2K20" tournament, Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes reported Monday, citing league sources. The 16-player tournament will see the best gamers in the NBA, including former Warrior and current Brooklyn Net Kevin Durant, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and former Warriors and Kings star DeMarcus Cousins.

The tournament, which is expected to launch Friday, will take place over 10 days and will be broadcast on ESPN, per Haynes.

What other NBA stars should fill the remaining 14 spots?

For Warriors and Kings fans, the players they would like to play 2K against was obvious -- Steph Curry and De'Aaron Fox.

Personally, I'd probably vote for Klay Thompson just for the laughs the Warriors star guard is sure to provide while reigning fire on me.

It's of little surprise that the Warriors and Kings' biggest stars took home the most votes. Who wouldn't want to see if they can clown on an all-time great like Curry with the sticks in their hands?

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With the federal government extending social distancing guidelines until at least April 30 and sports not returning for some time after that, it'll be nice to have some distraction during these unprecedented times.

Mitchell and Cousins are in to grab a controller, a headset and make a push for a different type of hardware. Will Curry or Fox join them?

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.