Clippers Montrezl Harrell to participate in NBA 2K tournament

Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

Montrezl Harrell of the Los Angeles Clippers will participate in the NBA’s 2K tournament on Friday which will take place on ESPN.

Montrezl Harrell is the second Clipper announced to participate in the 16-player NBA 2K tournament set to start on Friday, and air on ESPN. His teammate Patrick Beverley announced he’d be picking up the sticks to compete earlier today.

Harrell will take on Domantas Sabonis, of the Indiana Pacers, in the first round of the contest. Beverley is set to match-up against Portland’s Hassan Whiteside.

The two Clippers are on opposite sides of the bracket and could potentially face each other in the finals, which Beverley is already hoping for. He tweeted at his teammate:

Both NBA players and fans have been looking for ways to pass the time since the league officially shut down games in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Video games have been one way many players have chosen to keep themselves occupied, and their competitive fires lit.

In addition to the “Players Only” tournament, NBA2K has also been running daily simulations of scheduled games and announcing the winners via their official Twitter. Providing thirsty basketball fans with daily content updates to help keep their minds off the current stoppage of play.

The tournament will feature one-on-one match-ups, with each contestant playing as themselves. Harrell finds himself the 8-seed in the tournament, with an overall in-game rating of 85. Beverley will have to play most of his potential matchups as the underdog coming into the tournament as the number 14 seed, an overall rating of 78. The top seeded player in the tournament is Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, who boasts a 96 overall rating in the game.

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The tournament will begin on Friday, April 3, and last for ten days. It is set to air on ESPN.