Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins will reportedly be one of the 16 players to participate in the upcoming players-only 10-day NBA 2K tournament set to commence on April 3.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports clarified that not all 30 teams will be represented as initially reported.
Sources: Clarity, it will be a 16-player NBA 2K tournament lasting 10 days. 4-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins among the participants. https://t.co/0V1LfU9pnI
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 31, 2020
It remains unclear if DeMarcus Cousins will be representing the Los Angeles Lakers, the last NBA team he was on before being waived last February to make room for Markief Morris.
The 6-foot-10 center signed a one-year deal with the Purple and Gold over the summer and was expected to be a big boost to the team’s superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But tragedy struck, as Cousins tore his ACL on his left knee in August and was unable to play a single second for the Lakers.
Earlier reports indicated that Cousins and the Lakers brass have reached a mutual agreement to give it another go next season. ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst, meanwhile, recently claimed that Cousins is unlikely to return to the team next campaign.
The NBA’s proposed 2K league, meanwhile, won’t be short of willing participants considering the majority of young players today are avid gamers in their spare time.
The lull in NBA action furthered ignited these gaming habits, as young studs like Devin Booker, Josh Hart, and De’Aaron Fox, among many others, have been streaming games live on Twitch to pass the time.
With no live games for the foreseeable future, the players-only 2K League will indeed be a must-watch for basketball-crazed fans.
Considering the NBA 2K League also suspended its season, this might just be the only game available in town.