For the first time in 20 years, Kobe Bryant will enter an NBA season without any chance to win another championship, make another game-winner or recover from another injury.
But as Bryant showed in a recent appearance for NBA2K17, his shadow still looms. The former Lakers’ star and actor Michael B. Jordan promoted the video game’s “My Career mode,” which allows users to create their own player and chart its own career path once the game is released on Sept. 20.
Bryant, who will appear on the game’s “Legends Edition,” charted his own journey that entailed five NBA titles and a third-place standing on the all-time scoring list thanks to a distinguishable scoring presence and work ethic. He also overcame various speed bumps along the way, including working better with teammates and channeling his competitive juices the right way.
All of which Bryant likened toward boxing.
“It’s really about the opponent within yourself,” Bryant said. “That’s the most important. If you win that battle, you win the rest of them.”
Soon enough, the Lakers young core will find out how well they will fare in that area once they step on the court for the 2016-17 season. So will NBA2K users as they compete with a controller.
(H/T to Lakers Nation for first posting).