LA Clippers: Who should represent the team in NBA H-O-R-S-E competition?

Lou Williams LA Clippers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Lou Williams LA Clippers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

The NBA is working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition and we know the perfect player they should pick to represent the LA Clippers.

ESPN has reported that they are working with the NBA on a televised H-O-R-S-E competition to feature isolated NBA stars competing against each other in the shot-for-shot game popular on playground blacktops anywhere a hoop can be found. The LA Clippers should lobby to make Lou Williams part of the contest.

The three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year is a dynamic scorer who never met a shot he didn’t like. His fearlessness to take any shot, and ability to make them when the pressure is on, would make him a hands-on favorite in the trick-shot contest.

The NBA experimented with a H-O-R-S-E competition during All-Star weekend in 2009 and 2010, with Kevin Durant taking home the trophy both years before the league cancelled the event. The All-Star competition carried a “no dunking” rule that if implemented in the new tournament would only strengthen the six-foot-one inch guard William’s chances of winning. Paul Westphal won when the NBA tried the competition in the 1977-78 season.

Williams has the shooting range, the creativity, and a deep array of scoring moves in his arsenal that would make him a threat to take down any potential competition the NBA could throw his way. He’s also fearless in the clutch and not afraid to take a big shot when the game is on the line.

It is presumed that the competition would take place with each player in isolation, using their own home gyms to create and recreate shots for their competition to match.

The Clippers are already well represented in the ongoing NBA2K tournament. Both Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell took down their opening round competition and will play in the second round of the tournament this Thursday on ESPN.

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The NBA has been coming up with creative ways to keep fans and players engaged during the stoppage of play. Their creativity and ability to adjust and think on their feet to give their fans something to look forward to is one of the reasons why the league is so popular. Giving Clippers fans what we want by letting Lou Williams into the H-O-R-S-E competition would only make things a little bit sweeter.