H-O-R-S-E to Debut at NBA All-Star Weekend

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant and O.J. Mayo, a favorite for
this season's award, highlight the field for a H-O-R-S-E
competition during All-Star Saturday night.

Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson is the other competitor in TNT's
special event, the network announced Tuesday. Johnson will play in
the All-Star game, while Durant and Mayo were selected for the
rookie challenge.

The contest will take place outdoors at the NBA's All-Star Block
Party on Saturday in Phoenix before TNT televises the All-Star
Saturday night festivities.

If a player makes a shot in H-O-R-S-E, the next competitor must
make the same shot or receive a letter. A player gets an 'H' for
his first miss and is eliminated once he has all five letters of
the word.

Players will have 24 seconds to execute their shots, and an NBA
referee will rule if they're done properly. Dunking won't be
allowed.

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