Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  27 responses

H.O.R.S.E. is Back

Please adjust your lives accordingly: “Last year, the NBA finally gave the fans what they wanted and brough H.O.R.S.E. (or G.E.I.C.O., given the sponsor) to All-Star Weekend. The competition had some issues, but it was a solid start to what could become a wonderful tradition. Good news everyone: they’re bringing it back this year, this time in prime time. From TNT’s press release: The network also announced today that H.O.R.S.E. presented by GEICO will return and will now be featured in prime time on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. (ET). The competition will showcase three NBA players challenging each other with thrilling moves and creative shot-making skills in a classic basketball competition. Participants for the event will be announced at a later date.”

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  • Philip

    First!!!! Wow I’ve wanted to do that for entirely too long…

  • LA Huey

    Wind and general lack of creativity from players made this a boring event….that being said, I’ll still watch.

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Wouldn’t it be great if this was Bron, Wade, Kobe and Carter? “We wont do the dunk contest… but horse!!!”

  • INGE

    please bring da shaq, he would easily win cuz nobody can replicate his freethrow shooting…

  • boy sanchez

    I agree with Jukai!

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    I nominate Sheed for this one. Check out his trick shots on youtube and you will agree with me

  • Jer Boi

    Inge: yea but he gotta make the free throw too.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Why the hell are they putting a lot of gimmicky sh!t in the all-star weekend all of a sudden? Two-ball, skills challenge, now this? IMO put in more participants and big names in the three point shoot-out and the dunk contest, keep the rookie game and the all-star game, and then everybody goes home happy.

  • $tev3

    Krishan whats two ball?
    Personally I like the skill competion. But sometimes I feel the weekends events go by too quickly. So I woudnt mind a few more activities. Maybe 21 like get 9 players and do like a bracket style that would be interesting.

  • Randy Brown

    “thrilling moves and creative shot-making”. So different than last year then? No Durant this time please

  • NJ4Life

    Lebron. Dwight. Nash.

  • http://joe@aol.com Mike

    If they put Nash in it, he could just keep kicking it into the basket and shut everyone out.

  • riggs

    @krishan: all of a sudden?

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Mike: or everyone else would just dunk it and Nash would be shut out..

  • ampd

    they need to bring back the old timers game from the 70s. maybe also a 1 on 1 tournament as well? something where guys like rafer alston could show off their handles

  • Elias

    A 1on1 tournament would be nice. Skip vs Monta, Kobe vs Bron, Shaq vs Dwight and MJ vs Russell. Sheed and Kevin Love to the H.O.R.S.E., or maybe some old timers to play horse, like Pistol Pete?

  • dunkbar

    nash … white chocolate … calderon. that should do the trick. no dunks. just great trick shots. go for it!

  • adrianc513

    Pistol Pete died a few yeard back Elias. but other wise good point

  • J-RO

    Maybe a 1on1 between D-Will and Iverson so we can see some killer crossovers. LBJ vs. Kobe. Greg Oden vs. Yao on a one leg competition.
    Earl Boykins Vs. Nate in a wrestling match. And Kenyon Martin vs. Mark Cuban boxing. That will sure get some viewers.

  • matt

    as much as i like durant, he killed horse last year by just taking 3s

  • TyMo

    They should have a shooting percentage competition between Shaq, Bron, and Rondo. Shaq has to shoot free throws, Bron has to shoot from half-court, and Rondo has to shoot behind his back.

  • UnRel

    they should play bump out.. but only invite the heavy hitters.. big baby, eddy curry, craig smith from the clips.. etc.. can you see it?.. big ass dudes launching from 3.. and chasing after a rebound..

  • CMoney

    We need Sheed, Monta, and that B-manley guy from youtube. that would be sick.

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    we need a weight lifting competition between durant, aldridge and kirilenko.

  • jcs14

    Kevin Love

  • therighttoremainsalient

    @dma – sleeper entry Earl Boykins.
    RE: ‘h.o.r.s.e. = b.o.r.i.n.g’

  • Kyle

    Nash, Monta Ellis, Gallinari and Kobe… or hell even Reddick. Point is, put guys who can actually shoot. Nash has so many trick shots, and we all saw the youtube one of Ellis. Gallinari can flat out shoot, plus Kobe rises to the occasion. Last years was such a joke. As was the 3 point shoot out. Put Nash, Gallinari, Dirk, and Allen in it.

    Reddick might have some flashbacks from Duke, and jack up 30 foot 3′s.

    Rondo shoots freethrows as poorly as Shaq.