NBA announces NBA 2K players-only tournament featuring Kevin Durant, Trae Young

by Bryan Brammer · Apr 2nd, 2020 9:48 am

The NBA announced Tuesday that it has partnered with 2K Sports to launch a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament staring Nets' Kevin Durant and Hawks' Trae Young.

The "NBA 2K Players Tournament" will feature 16 current NBA players in a single-elimination tournament on Xbox One.

The winner will not only be crowned the NBA 2K20 champion, but will also "select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA, and the NBPA in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts," according to

The tournament premieres Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. EST and will conclude on Saturday, April 11. All games will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.

Sixteen players from across the league will be participating in the tournament, including top seeded superstars Kevin Durant (1) and Trae Young (2).


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