Down to the Wire at the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game

Chris Carter, special Olympics Virginia, claps his hands during the basketball game.
Chris Carter, Special Olympics Virginia, is pumped up at the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.

Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!

The 2020 game was a hard-fought competition with amazing plays on both sides. Ultimately, the Home team won over the Away team with a 44-43 victory after Chris Carter, Special Olympics Virginia, stole an inbound pass and made his jump shot with 11 seconds left on the clock.

If you missed the action, watch it here on the NBA’s Facebook page! You can also check out photo highlights below.

We’d like to thank our pro-athlete and celebrity supporters.
Honorary Coaches
Jayson Tatum
Brittney Elena
Andy Grammer
Tristan Jass
Nikola Jokic

Unified Partners
Cheyenne Parker
Horace Grant
Cappie Pondexter
Toni Kukoč
Dikembe Mutombo*
Muggsy Bogues
A’Ja Wilson
Chelsea Gray
Jameer Nelson

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since 2013, supporting the growth and expansion of this program that empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through the power of sports.

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