SPRING SHOWDOWN: From March 31 – April 3, the NBA 2K League will host the second stage of the first-ever “NBA 2KL Three for All Showdown,” an online 3-on-3 tournament featuring fan-organized teams, WNBA players, NBA G League players, NFL players, top female 2K players and social media influencers, all competing in the NBA 2K20 MyPark game mode for the chance to play against NBA 2K League teams and a share of a $25,000 prize pool. Games will begin at 8 p.m. ET each night and simulcast on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Click here for the full game schedule and rosters.
WORLDS COLLIDE: tournament will feature influencers from the worlds of sports and entertainment. NBA alumni Nate Robinson and his team “BFAM” will play its first game tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The Washington Redskins’ Derrius Guice and his team “Team Savage” will also make its debut tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The Dallas Cowboys’ Jourdan Lewis and his team “Raining Threes” will play its opening game tomorrow at 11 p.m. E.T. Participating NBA 2K League influencers include iPodKingCarter, Power DF, and Tyceno. Media will also be represented as DIME Magazine’s Bill DiFilippo, Tony Xypteras, and Ryan Nagelhout will compete tonight at 10 p.m. E.T.
WOMAN IN GAMING: The tournament will feature three teams of top female 2K players. Team “BallLikeHer” will be made up of Unique “PrettyLovespink” Moore, Dorian “Cookielyon3” Allen and Hazel Childress. Team “LadyStarz” will consist of NBA 2K League veteran Chiquita Evans, Wendi “ALittleLady87” Fleming and Amber “ABPureblood20” Sammons. WNBA star Sugar Rodgers will join Ayleesha “ABallaGirl” Harvey and Brianna “icygirl” Novin on team “Sugar Icy Ballas”.
WNBA: Las Vegas Aces guard Sugar Rodgers is no stranger to the NBA 2K League. In May 2019, Rodgers and her Aces teammates attended THE TURN powered by AT&T in Las Vegas. Click here to view her interview at the event. Other participating WNBA players include Atlanta Dream teammate Alexis Jones (2017 WNBA Champion), the Dallas Wings’ Allisha Gray (2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year), the Los Angeles Sparks’ Chelsea Gray (2019 WNBA All-Star, 2016 WNBA Champion) and the Washington Mystics’ Aerial Powers (2019 WNBA Champion).
NBA G LEAGUE: The Greensboro Swarm’s Joel Berry II and Texas Legends’ Justin Dentmon will be among the 21 NBA G League players stepping on the virtual hardwood. Dentmon is a former NBA G League MVP (2012) while Berry II is a 2017 NCAA Champion and Final Four Most Outstanding Player. The Long Island Nets’ CJ Massinburg, Jaylen Hands and Devin Cannady, who recently hosted NetsGC at Barclays Center, will also be competing. Other participants from the G League are the Agua Caliente Clippers’ James Palmer, the Canton Charge’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, the Delaware Blue Coats’ Haywood Highsmith and Michael Bryson, Greensboro’s Jeff Roberson, the Maine Red Claws’ Yante Maten and Bryce Brown, the Northern Arizona Suns’ Keljin Blevins, Raptors 905 Matt Morgan, the Santa Cruz Warriors’ Isaiah Reese, Texas’ Cam Payne and Isaac Copeland, the Westchester Knicks’ JJ Moore, and the Wisconsin Herd’s Brandon Randolph, Trevor Lacey and Shannon Bogues.
Games will be hosted from March 31st through April 3rd, and tip off at 8 p.m. E.T.