Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine participating in league’s H-O-R-S-E event

The NBA is attempting to create some fun and energy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by televising a first-ever competition, and the Chicago Bulls will participate.

It has been a rough month or so for sports fans. It all began when the NBA learned of Rudy Gobert and his testing positive for COVID-19. For a team like the Chicago Bulls who had almost no chance of the postseason, fans might want to start looking towards next year.

The diagnosis almost immediately shut down the 2019-2020 season temporarily, and maybe even for good.

In the meantime, though, the league has been brainstorming ways to not only make up for some of the lost revenue during the suspension, but entertain their fans.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported recently that the NBA has been working hard at putting together a special, never-been-done-before type of event. This competition will be a televised game of H-O-R-S-E and is going to feature plenty of familiar faces for basketball fans.

More good news surfaced on Wednesday as Wojnarowski also reported that Bulls guard Zach LaVine will be taking part in the event.

Other notable participants, as of right now, include Trae Young and Chris Paul.

There will also be NBA alumni and WNBA players involved, and of course, the plan is to play this game in several places all at once. It should be impressive seeing the whole thing come together, but fans will have something brand-new to keep them entertained for a little while.

As more and more participants are announced, fans’ excitement will only grow as the event gets closer. It will be especially fun to watch if LaVine pulls off something similar to this game-winner:

The other option would be for LaVine to solely attempt jaw-dropping dunks the entire time, which would likely end up crowning him the champion. Maybe we see a free throw line attempt involving a 360? Wouldn’t that be something.

Obviously, the rules will probably prevent that — but, imagine how fun a simple dunk contest could be during the slow sports time we’re in? I think that should be next on the docket for the NBA.

For now, fans will get a chance to see one of their own players on a large, televised stage. No date has been officially announced just yet, but as Wojnarowski reported, things are getting closer to being done.

See, things aren’t so bad, are they? Pretty soon we will have the league’s H-O-R-S-E competition and in just days, we will get to watch the much-anticipated 10-part ESPN documentary, The Last Dance. Oh, and GarPax is no longer a thing — never forget that. Keep your head up, Bulls fans.