NBA stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins and DeMar DeRozan have all indicated they will play in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Christmas Day.
While there are several major players who have said they are ready to play, Durant and Irving are both said to be most excited about playing in Washington.
Durant has already stated he would love to play in DC, which is a bit of a departure from last year when he said he wouldn’t be able to.
But his comments have always been about how he feels the city will benefit from his presence.
The most important thing for the city is that we have a championship, he said on the show.
Irving has said that he’s excited to play and that the fans in DC are great, but the NBA has been more of a basketball city this year.
Durant has also said that his team will have to be better than last year’s team if it wants to win the championship, so it’s possible he could play in this year’s game.
If the game is moved to a Sunday, then Irving will be the only player who has stated he won’t be available, though he did say on the same show that he would have preferred to play at home.
If the game takes place on a Sunday and the game starts at 6 p.m., then it’s unclear how many players are likely to be available to play.
Durants comments come after DeRosss announcement that he will not be playing.
DeRuzans words came as a surprise because DeRois had previously said he would play if the game was moved to Sunday.
DeBosss comments came in the midst of a national discussion about how the league can better promote the game.
The league has been discussing how it can better market the game and have more fun with it, but it remains to be seen how many fans would come to watch a game that is being played on a Monday night in the middle of winter.