Let's be honest: "NBA 2K20" is far from a perfect game. Servers have a tendency to crash, animations are wacky and the gameplay just isn't that smooth. But fans were excited to watch their favorite NBA stars get together (online, in a social-distancing-friendly manner) to play it Friday in the Players Tournament.
The event provided great entertainment, but unfortunately, some of it was overshadowed by the game's bugginess, especially in the first matchup, in which No. 1 seed Kevin Durant (Clippers) was upset by No. 16 seed Derrick Jones Jr. (Bucks).
One of Durant's biggest struggles was trying to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo in transition, a problem with which the entire "2K" community is all too familiar.
Durant complain enough we’ll grt an actual good version of 2k next year pic.twitter.com/kuIFOS9e3r— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) April 4, 2020
This wasn't even the first time Durant has complained about the transition defense on "2K." He tweeted in February that it was "the most frustrating thing in [his] life" at the time.
The transition defense on 2k is the most frustrating thing in my life at this moment— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 22, 2020
This dude's Achilles is torn and somehow that's less frustrating then 2K's transition defense; that should tell you how bad it is this year. https://t.co/9uRg8TVPYL— William Hendrix (@SpecificNY) February 22, 2020
Durant might have a bad rep with some fans because of his choice to join the 73-win Warriors after blowing a 3-1 lead to them with the Thunder in the 2016 Western Conference finals, along with the fact he was caught using burner accounts on Twitter and Instagram. But they can relate to his frustration with the transition defense on "2K."
"The transition defense on here is HORRIBLE"— kai sotto fan acct. (@NekiasNBA) April 4, 2020
-literally everyone who has ever played 2K
Ok I appreciate the home drills they're showing for the young hoopers to do during quarantine but can you please cut back to the 30 somethings playing video games and complaining about everything. Way more relatable content to me— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) April 4, 2020
Fans have been griping about that part of the game for years, but with Durant voicing similar complaints, maybe there's a chance 2K Sports will finally do something about it.