The NBA is planning a players-only NBA2K tournament

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The NBA is planning a players-only NBA2K tournament that will feature the best video gamers of the league.

The tournament will be broadcasted on ESPN per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. As Haynes reports, the league is trying to find the safest way to bring some basketball action to the fans during the NBA pause.

According to Yahoo Sports, the league hopes to launch the event Friday, with the tournament including some big-name players.

With the COVID-19 outbreak on full display all around the world, the NBA will try to entertain the basketball fans with each team expected to have a player representative in the tournament.