For those in attendance at the NBA 2K League studio next season, keep an eye out for a familiar—and easy-to-find—face.
Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant praised the league in a Q&A conducted on Twitter under the handle of The Boardroom, a multimedia platform founded by Durant’s Thirty Five Media in conjunction with ESPN. Durant used The Boardroom’s Instagram account to announce his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency this past offseason.
I love it, I need to come check it out… https://t.co/fiCsEIanAR
The Nets superstar is one of NBA 2K’s most prominent fans and is a devoted 2K gamer. He was one of five NBA players to take on Pro-Am team Still Trill following their victory in the 2017 Road to the All-Star Game tournament, one of the major 2K tournaments which preceded the NBA 2K League. Durant is also invested in Overtime, which recently signed 2K content creators Team Witness to become Overtime 2K.
Durant is not the first NBA star to praise the league. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker recently noted his eagerness for the Suns to join the league, while Karl-Anthony Towns and Evan Turner have also mentioned the league on Twitter. Former player and current NBA G-League commissioner Shareef Abdur-Rahim and former Lakers big man Ronny Turiaf made trips out to the league studio in Long Island City last year.