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Report: Trae Young, Chris Paul, Zach LaVine to compete in H-O-R-S-E

Trae Young and Chris Paul

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16: Trae Young #24 of Team Giannis dribbles the ball while being guarded by Chris Paul #2 of Team LeBron in the fourth quarter during the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Televised H-O-R-S-E during the NBA’s coronavirus stoppage?

The Hawks’ Trae Young, Thunder’s Chris Paul and Bulls’ Zach LaVine are apparently in.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The NBA had H-O-R-S-E at 2009 and 2010 All-Star Weekends. The event was a dud. But we’re all far more desperate for fresh basketball content now.

Young (deep shooting), Paul (consistent shooting from different ranges) and LaVine (hops) each bring distinctive strengths. Lavine’s is most difficult to match. He could just do dunks that no opponents could even approach. Even reinvigorated, Paul merely dunking at all is noteworthy. Perhaps, LaVine won’t be allowed to dunk on every try.

As far as retired players, Paul Pierce is a good guess: