Week 6 of the 2021 NBA 2K League tips off tonight at 7:00 PM ET. Fans can catch the livestreams on the official Twitch and YouTube channels. Below are some of the storylines heading into the matchups.
Having led Wizards District Gaming to the best record in the Eastern Conference, center Ryan “Dayfri” Conger was named NBA 2K League Player of the Month for June. The 2020 NBA 2K League champion has averaged 16.5 points and 7.8 rebounds across 10 games in June. Conger and Wizards District Gaming will visit Pistons GT on Thursday, July 8 at 7:45 p.m. ET and Magic Gaming on Friday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
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Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference will collide tonight at 7 p.m. ET when Hornets Venom GT (10-4) visits Grizz Gaming (10-4). Hornets Venom GT features a balanced offense with rookie Craig “rigby” Burnett Jr. (20.8 PPG, 4.8 APG) and veterans Justin “Sherm” Sherman (21.1 PPG, 9.4 APG) and Pete “PeteBeBallin” Malin (14.8 PPG, 10.7 RPG). Grizz Gaming is led by point guard Zach “Vandi” Vandivier (25.8 PPG, 9.6 APG) and power forward Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan (14.4 PPG, 15.2 RPG).
Magic Gaming point guard Brendan “Reizey” Hill averaged 27.8 points and 9.8 assists to guide his team to a 4-0 record in Week 5. On June 24, the Tyler, T.X.-native recorded 40 points and 10 assists in an 85-82 victory over Cavs Legion GC. Reizey and Magic Gaming will host Vandi and Grizz Gaming in the NBA 2K League “Game of the Week” on Friday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
Lakers Gaming will visit the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai on Friday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Both teams reshaped their roster during the offseason. Lakers Gaming selected Dallas, T.X.-native Arshia “Krazy” Karimi (16.2 PPG, 11.2 RPG) with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft. The team also added 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Maurice “ReeceDaGod” Delaney (22.8 PPG, 6.4 APG) with the No. 7 pick in the Draft. The Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai made trades in the offseason to acquire 2019 NBA 2K League Champions Mihad “Feast” Feratovic (17.2 PPG, 10.7 RPG) and Jordan “Jmoney” Martinez (20.2 PPG, 10.5 APG), and veteran Alexander “Bsmoove” Reese (20.9 PPG, 4.5 APG).