- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
Report: Derrick Jones Jr. to Face Off Against Kevin Durant in Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament
- Updated: March 31, 2020
The tournament will start this Friday, and Jones Jr. will face Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant in the first round.
— The Boardroom (@boardroom) March 31, 2020
It’s pretty fascinating to see how the NBA has managed to remain in the news despite the fact that a single game hasn’t been played in weeks.
Of course, the current stoppage of play is due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Since people all over the United States began practicing self-isolation, NBA players and fans alike have expressed their sadness over missing basketball.
Hopefully, this tournament will help fill at least some of that void.
Before the 2019-20 season was put on pause, Jones Jr. was enjoying a breakout season with the Heat. He was averaging 8.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
His brightest moment came during All-Star Weekend, when he was crowned the Slam Dunk Contest winner.
As for Durant, he hasn’t played a real-life game in many months due to the ruptured Achilles he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals.
Surely, the two-time champion has been trying to get his basketball fix by playing hours of NBA 2K20. That might make him a heavy favorite for his matchup with the Heat dunk artist.