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NBA team to hold remaining games inside NBA 2K20 due to Coronavirus

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NBA 2K20 (Image credit: 2K Games)

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What you need to know

  • Due to Coronavirus spreading, the NBA season (and many other events) have been halted.
  • One team, Phoenix Suns, has an idea for getting around this problem.
  • The team has announced on Twitter that it plans to play the remaining games in NBA 2K20.
  • The games will be streamed on Twitch.

The spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has caused numerous cancellations all across the gaming industry and the world at large. The current NBA season was one such event that was halted as a result of trying to contain the spread. Still, one particular team, the Phoenix Suns, has a humorous way of getting around these problems.

The team plans to hold remaining games in the now-suspended season in-game on NBA 2K20. These games will then be streamed on Twitch.

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Now, bear in mind, this is probably just a joke and the team is using this downtime to have some fun. I'm extroardinarily doubtful the NBA will actually record these games, to say the least.

Still, if you're one of the many who are no doubt disappointed by the season being put on hold, you might enjoy tuning in to these streams.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • I like that idea and I'm not a huge fan of basketball. Get all the NBA players together and have them play their games as scheduled virtually like this until this COVID stuff blows over. It shows they are taking it seriously while also ensuring their job as entertainers is not being wasted.
  • Both ideas sound good to me
  • NBA 2K20? I'd prefer to see them do it on counterstrike.