You weren’t the only one. An unnamed league exec bashed the NBA’s HORSE competition and the players it selects, and suggested some changes to make it better.
The league selects the absolute worst H.O.R.S.E. competitors.
Here’s how you make H.O.R.S.E. good:
You gotta have the guy who hits crazy impossible shots. Steve Nash would have been perfect.
You gotta have guys with OVERSIZED trash talking personalities. A guy like Eddie House or Rasheed Wallace or even Brandon Jennings. Just an all-round talker.
Nash, Nate Robinson, Rasheed, and Baron Davis. Now that’s a HORSE competition worth watching.
Omri Casspi should be interesting. He looks like he has some off-the-wall stuff.
Not Kevin Durant’s boring a–! And definitely not Rondo! Knock him out making five consecutive free throws!!
I say take it one step farther: have Larry Bird and Reggie Miller participate in the HORSE competition. Can you imagine Bird, mic’ed up, trying to eliminate Reggie? Trash-talking the whole time? Would either of them ever miss a clutch shot to end the game?
Someone on one of the million NBA telecasts I watched over the last week suggested that Bird and Miller be asked to join the three-point contest, but HORSE seems like an even better fit.