Hey NBA, we miss you. As we push deeper into April, we should be gearing up to see which teams will represent the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference in the NBA playoffs.
But instead, the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the NBA season, and we are looking for unique and entertaining ways to fill the void of live sports.
Enter an National Basketball Players Association partnership with 2K to produce the NBA 2K tournament. The winner’s prize money — $100,000 — goes to a charity in support of relief efforts related to the coronavirus.
How to watch NBA 2K20
The first semifinal begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App, with the second semifinal following at 7 p.m. The finals will air at 9 p.m.
(Thursday’s quarterfinals will also re-air from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday if you missed them.)
All games will be available as VODs on ESPN3 following live competition.
The semifinal brackets
There has been a lot of trash talk during the previous rounds. Check out some of the funny things we’ve overheard from the players during the games so far.