Allen Iverson Welcomes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan in the HoF On the same night, Atlanta Haws guard Trae Young thrashed Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes 101-59, while Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine lost to Deandre Ayton, the first overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, 57-41 and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley overcame Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside 84-54.
The first round was completed on Sunday night, with Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond thrashing former Golden State Warriors big man Cousins 101-49 and Clippers center Montrezl Harrell defeating Indiana Pacers counterpart Domantas Sabonis 73-51.
Durant admitted he has not touched a basketball for some time as he continues to recover from the Achilles heel injury that ruled him out of action this season, while Jones Jr. has tried to remain as sharp as possible by conducting shooting drills at his home in Florida.
While Young revealed he only took up gaming recently, in July last year Drummond finished second in an NBA Players Tournament for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile.
Hachimura, Mitchell and Booker are also renowned gamers and the latter is a member of 100 Thieves, the eSports team founded by former professional Call of Duty player Matthew Haag.
The NBA and 2K launched the Tournament last week in partnership with ESPN, with both the league and the broadcaster looking to give fans something to look forward to while the season is suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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