Even though the NBA season is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, that didn't stop Mike Conley from winning a title on Thursday night.
The former Ohio State guard won the first-ever NBA HORSE Challenge, a made-for-TV competition put together by the NBA and ESPN in the absence of live sports.
Shooting from his indoor gym at his home in Columbus, Conley defeated 10-time WNBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings, five-star NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups and Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine in separate games of H-O-R-S-E to win the eight-person bracket.
Conley handed LaVine the final letter of the competition by making a layup over the back of the backboard.
Conley is currently in his first season with the Utah Jazz, who are 41-23 and in position to be the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs if the NBA season is able to resume. He has averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season, his 13th season in the NBA.