The NBA 2K Conference Final is upon us.
The 2020 Quarantine has changed the game, both on and off the court. Despite this, the NBA 2K20 League has persisted through these past two months, giving esports and NBA fans something to watch for the time being.
Are these the Conference Finals matchups you were expecting? 🤔
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) May 7, 2020
Considering that the NBA Playoffs would be happening right now (thanks a lot COVID 19) people need entertainment more than ever. So with another week of simulated gaming, the final matchup of this week will be between the virtual Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks.
The #2KSim got the Lakers vs. Bucks in the Finals 👀
Agree or nah? pic.twitter.com/inCUAxVGtm
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) May 8, 2020
Last week’s Western Conference Finals was a game for the simulated record books. The Lakers, led by virtual LeBron James and Anthony Davis, took down the winning attempts of Kawhi Leonard without fail. Currently, simulated LeBron is dominating the court, with a 31.6 PPG average. As for the Eastern Conference, it was all Milwaukee. The Bucks were incendiary offensively, with 2K Giannis Antetokounmpo racking up 27.3 points per game.
Let’s Get It On
What’s funny about this Finals Matchup is that a lot of esports and industry analysts predicted it earlier in the year. Even for the actual NBA, an overwhelming majority of sports journalists predicted this match up.
However, professional basketball will not be happening for quite some time (despite rumors of the NBA starting up again at the end of the month). So this virtual version of the already-anticipated match up is the closest thing to the NBA Finals you’ll be able to watch for awhile
NBA 2K is a series of high-resolution basketball sports simulation video games developed and released annually since 1999. Diehard fans of the game are notorious for taking it too seriously, so let’s all hope that the NBA 2K League continues to grow in interest.