In the latest episode of SportsCenter Featured, ESPN showcases the NBA’s newest endeavor: the NBA 2K League. Always at the forefront of innovation, the NBA and their “next generation of athletes” are profiled in ways never seen before, which includes an in-depth look at Kings Guard.
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Commissioner Adam Silver, Managing Director of NBA 2K League Brendan Donohue, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are interviewed, enlightening viewers on the future of eSports and the decision to launch the NBA 2K League.
“You already had a highly successful video game in NBA 2K, the No. 1 selling sports game in North America,” said commissioner Silver. “We had begun looking at the eSports industry. I said ‘let’s dip our toe into the water.’”
Kings Guard is also showcased heavily, as top picks Mootyy and Worthingcolt share their thoughts on the pursuit of gaming greatness on the virtual hardwood.
4th overall pick and Kings Guard big man Mootyy tells his personal journey of initially playing 2K as a social escape to pursuing the game that would ultimately lead to a career.
“Everyone can play it, but not everyone can play it at a high-level” says Kings Guard’s 2nd round pick, Worthingcolt.
Finally, the segment ends with a detailed look at Kings Guard’s innovative practice facility inside Golden 1 Center, along with the larger-than-life home that the players now reside in. For these “next generation of athletes,” the dream has just begun.