Rafa has been one of the biggest names in the European 2K community for some time, and has also been a major reason for the community’s growth in all areas.
Not only is he a top Pro-Am player and currently a member of Bayern Ballers Gaming (Bayern Munich’s NBA 2K team), but he is a leading content creator within the NBA 2K scene in Spain, having been featured on Spanish 2KTV. Given that he was a member of the top 250 for season one of the NBA 2K League, don’t be surprised if you see his name mentioned for season three. With that being said, get to know Rafael better by reading below!
Favourite NBA Team and Player
I’m a big fan of the Boston Celtics. Why? It’s easy, my father is a Celtics fan because of Larry Bird… and what can you do if the person who teaches you about basketball is a Celtics fan?
My favourite player depends on the position, but probably Anthony Davis. I cannot describe what I feel when I see AD playing… he is a mix of my favourite players of all time (Tim Duncan, Dirk, Pau, etc). I also love Damian Lillard. Versatile player and offensive weapon… I love him.
Favourite NBA 2K League Team and Player
I love the NBA 2K League this year, it’s awesome to watch and getting new fans. My favourite team is Knicks Gaming and my favourite player is Harry (Hazza Hurst). I’m from Europe so being close to the only EU player in the league is a must, and he shows game-by-game that you can learn, improve and be a leader without putting up big numbers. I love learning from the best players like Wolf, Ramo and Hotshot but I’m with Harry and Knicks Gaming.
Favourite European 2K Team and Player
The EU scene is so wild and we have a lot of good teams and players. I’ve been playing for Team Blitzers for three years and they are my favourite team, but if I had to choose another one that dominated the tournaments this year, it would be SourSavory aka Radiant. They have been the best team this year and you have to recognise their talent and hard work.
If I talk about the best players, I have to say my teammate AveMario (@avemario32). I know we have a lot of good players but he helped me to improve a lot this year. If I’m better now compared to 2K18, it’s because of him.
Favourite Music Artist
I have two favourites, the first is a rap group known as ‘Natos y Waor’, they are from Spain and they’ve been making my days better for the last ten years. If we talk about internationally, Kendrick Lamar is my favourite artist, but an honourable mention goes to Tyga.
Brad Pitt, no doubt about it. I’ve watched a lot of films that he is the main actor in, and I love how he interprets the different roles. Also Denzel Washington is a favourite, I can’t imagine a film era without him.
The Godfather 1 and 2. I hate the third, but the first two, I LOVE THEM. I have a lot of merchandise from the movies too. Al Pacino enduring the pressure in the second part of ‘The Godfather’, the wedding with Apollonia, murder, respect, family… I love it.
As you know, I’m from Spain and Spanish food is often recognised as one of the top cuisines in the world, and some traditional Spanish dishes and recipes date back hundreds of years. Food has become as integral to Spain as its rich history, with each region of Spain – once a collection of distinct kingdoms – boasting their own unique cuisines and flavours. Some of my favourites are tortilla Espanola (Spanish omelette), paella and tapas. I also love kebabs, pizza… I just love food to be honest.
Favourite Car Brand and Dream Car
Mercedes, when I was a kid and someone asked me about my favourite brand, I always answered Mercedes. Nowadays, the answer is the same. My dream car is a Mercedes AMG GT.
If you are a native English speaker you may not believe me because I don’t always express myself well, but in Spanish, I love to write stories and talk about my feelings. Maybe in another life I’d be a poet, but who knows?