NBA stars to compete in NBA 2k20 video game tournament

Kevin Durant along with 15 other NBA stars will compete in a NBA 2k20 video game tournament that will be aired on ESPN starting on Friday.

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April 1, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Members of the Lakers Gaming team play against Kicks Gaming in the NBA 2K League Studio on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Nikki Boliaux/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Photo by NIKKI BOLIAUX/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.

The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday. Play begins Friday, and the winner of the week-long competition will receive a $100,000 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of their choice.

Player have been seeded according to their NBA 2K player rating — from Durant’s 96 down to Derrick Jones Jr.’s 78 — and tenure. Durant, the Brooklyn Nets star who sat out this NBA season due to injury, will face Jones in the first game Friday night. Other matches will air on ESPN2. The championship is set for April 11.

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