‘NBA 2K20’ tournament will reportedly pit elite NBA players against one another

first_imgThe league hopes to launch the event Friday and have some big-name players to draw attention from fans.The idea seems like a win-win for everyone. Players can compete from the safety of their homes and fans get to see their favorite stars in their element.Giannis Antetokounmpo, the NBA 2K19 cover athlete, has a YouTube channel with his brothers (“AntetokounBros TV”) in which they recently played the latest 2K game on a live stream. Others, such as Gordon Hayward and Luka Doncic, are renowned for their work on the sticks.MORE: Shaq explains his “Tiger King” cameo The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left a massive void in the lives of basketball fans, but the NBA might do something to help make quarantine a little bit better for everyone.According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the NBA is planning a players-only “NBA 2K20” tournament, pitting the league’s best video gamers against each other. The report said the tournament would be broadcasted on ESPN. Not everyone will be keen to participate, though. Two stars have blasted the game in recent months, criticizing the lack of realism in certain aspects of the action.Kevin Durant, the cover athlete five years ago for NBA 2K15, tweeted out his frustrations in February. Hopefully his transition defense has improved if he’s going to be competing in the tournament.The transition defense on 2k is the most frustrating thing in my life at this moment— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 22, 2020There haven’t been any confirmed competitors yet, but we’ve got a good feeling Kings guard De’Aaron Fox won’t be among them.2k is a trash game. That’s why we don’t want to stream it 😂🤷🏾‍♂️— De’Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) March 21, 2020last_img

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