StepKerr is one of the most unique players in the European Pro-Am community. Hailing from Russia, he played as a point guard for KMS in NBA 2K19, and will be playing as a guard for top French team BCM Gaming heading into NBA 2K20. He’s also just sixteen years old, making him a far more exciting prospect when you think about how much room he has to improve, and how much he can grow as a person and as a player. Although he will not be eligible for the NBA 2K League for another two seasons, he has aspirations of going pro, and I personally can’t wait to see how his journey plays out. Get to know StepKerr below, and remember this for the NBA 2K League season five draft!
Favourite NBA Team and Player
My favourite team is the Los Angeles Lakers. Why? Simple, my favourite player is Kobe. I started watching the NBA in the 2011-2012 season and Kobe impressed me then, his performance in the first round series against Denver was incredible. I liked the squad for 2012-2013 as well, with Kobe, Steve Nash (my favourite player after Kobe) and Dwight Howard, but the lack of chemistry and Kobe’s injury forced a loss in the first round. By the way, my favourite NBA game was Lakers vs Raptors [in 2013], I watched it live and Kobe’s clutch performance was absolutely amazing.
Favourite NBA 2K League Team and Player
Honestly, I’m a big fan of the whole second season. I wasn’t as impressed by season one, which is why I didn’t watch it a lot (because for me, the gameplay was kinda boring. Hotshot’s 5-Out, Knicks pick-and-roll for the full game, etc). But this season is much more interesting because of the better defense (even considering the dribble glitch).
I’m sure that most EU guys will say that they are fans of Hazza and his Knicks Gaming team. I really liked Harry’s game this season as well, the way he moved from the last draft pick to one of the best defensive players in the whole league is awesome. But if we talk about my favourite team and player, that would be Mavs Gaming and Dimez. Why? The EU community knows that all teams I’ve played on are well known for different combinations and plays. Smart basketball is what I like the most, so that’s why I’m fond of Mavs Gaming. They play more interesting freelances compared to Blazer5 Gaming, for example, who focus on Mama and Walnut’s pick-and-roll. This is Dimez’s initiative, for sure.
Favourite EU 2K Team and Player
I will start with favourite player, mine is AliGotRange. I played with this killer in the EU Draft Tournament and I watched a lot of his games with OverTime, GNA and Monstars. I can say that his basketball IQ, his ability to play an effective pick and roll as a sharp, and his confidence are on the NBA 2K League level. Unfortunately, he couldn’t play in the combine this year but I hope he will play next season and then he’ll have a big chance to make the league.
My favourite team is BCM Gaming. I played with these guys for about two to three months in the middle of NBA 2K19 and I saw their desire to progress and improve. They started as an average EU team and now I can say that they are close to being a top-five team. Also, I’m sure that they are not going to stop improving.
Favourite Music Artist
It is Sting, easily. I haven’t listened to his music often lately, but this is because of my current age (crazy rap is what I’m fond of at the moment). But his songs and ideas are what made me choose him, and to be honest, it starts from my family because my parents are fans of his.
Without a doubt, this is Jim Carrey. I love watching comedies and this guy is definitely the best comedy actor. I’ve watched a lot of films with him in the main role, and I have never had any questions about his talent.
The Mask. As I said before, I’m fond of comedies and this is my favourite one. It’s kind of stupid sometimes but I remember the fun I had when I watched this film for the first time.
As you know, I’m Russian and our food is very tasty but it’s hard to explain all the meals in English, so I’ll just say my favourite foreign food. It’s Italian pasta, and I like all kinds: bolognese, gnocchi, etc., but my favourite is carbonara. To tell the truth, I’m fond of all Italian cuisine. Lasagna and pizza are so tasty as well.
Favourite Car Brand and Dream Car
Personally, I’m not very interested in cars and this whole topic, but I can say my favourite brand is BMW. As for my dream car, it’s the BMW X5, it looks very big and comfortable at the same time.
As I don’t know my future job exactly, I will mention my main one. For sure, it’s my ability to talk with people, my communication is on the strong side. For that reason, I hope I will work as a manager or scout in a basketball organisation.