Off The Field: The NBA season isn’t over just yet


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The Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. ended his run in ESPN’s NBA2K Players Tournament ending with a quarterfinal loss to Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

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Coming out with an NBA 2K tournament held by NBA players themselves was a life-saving idea for fans across the world. However, I don’t think this is something people are going to watch for long.

It’s fun to watch people playing 2K, especially NBA players, but people also want to play 2K themselves and play against other competitors online.

It would be boring to just sit there for an hour or two on your phone or laptop watching 2K games online.

Shockingly a lot of people, specifically gamers, do just this and not only with 2K, but NFL Madden, Call of Duty, Fortnite and Apex Legends.

It’s fun and interesting to watch at times but it can get old really fast.

If you’re a 2K fan, then by all means, watch all the online games if you haven’t already.

Ever since the NBA shut down their season, the basketball world went dark.

With the creation of the 2K tournament, it brought light back into the lives of NBA fans.

This was a smart decision made by both the NBA and 2K because it gives fans something to look forward to and watch.

There are only a couple if rounds left before a champion is crowned by the way.

There are four players still in the competition. The final four are Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverly.

One of the good things coming out of this 2K tournament is that the champion receives $100,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.

So once this tournament is all said and done, what’s going to happen next?

Derrick Coleman
“Off The Field” is a column dedicated to sports opinions from various writers within Talon Marks. Stories are published on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Will there be another tournament?

If the viewing rate of the tournament being streamed or televised is high enough, then yes it would be smart to hold another live streamed event.

But if the viewing rate is low, then shut it down and come up with something new.

It’s already hard enough for people to tune into the tournament since everyone is glued to Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus.