2K Sports hosted an event called NBA 2K15 Uncensored yesterday in New York. James Harden, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis and cover athlete Kevin Durant all talked real and virtual basketball. TNT broadcaster Ernie Johnson moderated the forum. He’ll be part of the in-game commentary team along with Shaquille O’ Neal. Sadly, no Sir Charles Barkley. I’m just going to shout “turrible” into my headset periodically while playing.
Durant earned his cover by being the NBA MVP, but let it be known that he can throw down on the digital hardwood as well. He claimed a record of around 100 wins, 4 losses over the summer. Durant did mention that former teammate Harden and current teammate Russell Westbrook are among his biggest challenges. Johnson asked what Durant’s best real life skill was, and he went with scoring. Harden didn’t pull any punches, declaring himself the best all-around player in the league. He gives Durant props for the being the best scorer. LeBron James might take issue with both those things, but I know athletes have to believe they’re the best.
Johnson asked a question I’ve wondered about. How often do athletes use themselves in games? Are they automatically their own favorite player to use? NBA 2K prides itself on getting the little details right. Different players have different shots, so one of the hardest things to master is often the rhythm for a particular shooter. The players agreed that Curry has one of the hardest shots to time perfectly. Curry himself admitted he hasn’t quite mastered it yet.
NBA 2K15arrives Oct. 7 on PS3, Xbox 350, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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