While many of his NBA peers have been unable to get a single basketball shot up since the NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Zach LaVine has been getting up hundreds, and he proved it Sunday night by shutting out Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce in the NBA’s first HORSE Challenge on ESPN.
LaVine joined former Detroit Pistons All-Star Chauncey Billups, Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz and Allie Quigley of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky in the semifinals after he eliminated Pierce in their HORSE quarterfinal matchup without picking up a letter.
All the contestants but Conley shot outdoors, with some battling elements such as cold, wind and light rain. Conley participated from an indoor gym in Columbus, Ohio, and beat former WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings, who competed on an outdoor hoop, instead of going with a used indoor gym from fitnesskid.com, in her driveway in Indianapolis.
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