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Fines and Suspensions Handed Out in NBA 2K League Postgame Altercation

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Fines and Suspensions Handed Out in NBA 2K League Postgame Altercation

Things got a little heated, in week 1 of the NBA 2K League, following Hawks Talon GC’s 68-58 win over Celtics Crossover Gaming on Wednesday, April 10 at the NBA 2K League Studio in Long Island City, New York.

If you missed it, check out the clip below, along with the fines and suspensions that were handed out to a few players on the squads.

Celtics Crossover Gaming point guard Albano “oFab” Thomallari has been suspended one game and fined $500, and Hawks Talon GC forward Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” Rodrigues has been suspended one game, for their role in a postgame altercation, it was announced today by NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. Additionally, Celtics Crossover Gaming small forward Ahmed “Mel East” Kasana has been fined $500 for his involvement in the altercation.

“I am sorry for letting my teammates and supporters down. I got caught up in the moment trying to protect my teammates,” said Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” Rodriguez. “Moving forward, I will do my best to not let it happen again. I look forward to being back on the court for our second game next week vs. Kings Guard Gaming.”

Dat Boy Shotz will serve his suspension Friday, April 19 when Hawks Talon GC plays Jazz Gaming. oFab will serve his suspension Thursday, April 25 when Celtics Crossover Gaming plays 76ers GC.

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  1. I figured it was only a matter of time. I've watched a little of the league and I can't get with it. I think it would be cool to see some of the best gamers in the world play with the actual NBA teams and see how they fare. I would tune in and watch a skilled gamer playing with the lowly Hawks or Knicks. I could maybe pick up a few tips.
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    Man, first the suspension and now this....it makes me wonder if either A) The poor sportsmanship of these "pros" is starting to shine through or B) As scummy as it sounds, has 2K directed these guys to step things up in hopes they would create some controversy to garner interest in the league?
    Junior Moe
    I figured it was only a matter of time. I've watched a little of the league and I can't get with it. I think it would be cool to see some of the best gamers in the world play with the actual NBA teams and see how they fare. I would tune in and watch a skilled gamer playing with the lowly Hawks or Knicks. I could maybe pick up a few tips.
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    I agree with this. this would be more entertaining; and to even out the playing field more, Id include a gold/silver/bronzed system similar to APF2k8.
    they should use NBA players, and hold a draft, assemble the teams that way.
    that would be, more entertaining and balanced.
    tril
    I agree with this. this would be more entertaining; and to even out the playing field more, Id include a gold/silver/bronzed system similar to APF2k8.
    they should use NBA players, and hold a draft, assemble the teams that way.
    that would be, more entertaining and balanced.
    Wow, that's a great idea. I never thought of a fantasy draft with the real NBA players. If you think about it, there's a current NBA player that realistically fit these archetypes without being OP. They wouldn't even have to neuter the players like they are now. I think that's why it isn't working. Theres nothing special or unique about any of the gamers or the players they're using. I'd love to see a skilled gamer doing work with a guy like Jokic. 2K should look to change the format up if the league doesn't gain any traction this year.
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    Junior Moe
    Wow, that's a great idea. I never thought of a fantasy draft with the real NBA players. If you think about it, there's a current NBA player that realistically fit these archetypes without being OP. They wouldn't even have to neuter the players like they are now. I think that's why it isn't working. Theres nothing special or unique about any of the gamers or the players they're using. I'd love to see a skilled gamer doing work with a guy like Jokic. 2K should look to change the format up if the league doesn't gain any traction this year.
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    I hate that I'm gonna make this post even though 2K will never see it, but here goes nothing.
    They should let each player choose their attributes (in a draft), based on real NBA players, then have every player's overall capped at 85. This would mean that every player would technically be different, although they would all be the same overall. Everyone would have to decide on which NBA players fit their playstyle, while also taking the ratings cap into consideration. One guy could decide to take a player who is a 65 overall on the game, but receive the 20 point overall boost. Another could choose a 97 overall, and take the 12 point decrease. And another could take an actual 85 overall player, and live with the ratings. Imo, this would allow some variety in the league, while maintaining parity and fairness.
    Funny vid. Luckily nobody got hurt. Hope those wrists are insured.
    The reason 2k lg hasn't taken off is because the fan base of an e league is primarily it's players. It's some disconnect. I mean I don't play but back when I did I couldn't imagine getting on the mic (and Yea i do get on the mic, sometimes haha) and being like yo did yall see that gm (this player) did this. Probably the only fans are the players in the league and players who aspire to make it to the league.
    But this league is eventually gonna lead to a balanced, more fun /diverse game. They are not gonna give up on it and eventually they'll have to do something. So I support 2k lg even tho I'll never watch it. 2k is kind of a half plays itself game, and players who are serious have seen all the animations so I don't think there's much surprise. The lg prol brings in a lot of money in vc during try out time tho.
    -Smak
    jcas007
    I've watched madden tournaments before and the guys all seem pretty chill with each other. These guys should be thrown out the league
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    Honestly though...the NBA 2K community seems to be the only sports gaming community that believes most things should be 100% by pressing the button. NBA stats be damned. Hence, if something "doesn't go their way", then it's a rage inducing moment. NBA 2K is the only game that I play where I'll go from zero to 100 over something that happened in the game.
    tril
    I agree with this. this would be more entertaining; and to even out the playing field more, Id include a gold/silver/bronzed system similar to APF2k8.
    they should use NBA players, and hold a draft, assemble the teams that way.
    that would be, more entertaining and balanced.

    Nah lol. Quite a few of these 2k League players started playing Team Up in 2k18 and it was damn near identical to the PRO-AM scene. Everybody was running 5 out. Using real NBA players would make it no different than what it is now. The gameplay would eventually become stale and repetitive.
    Not sure whats worse, watching this NBA2k league, where actual basketball knowledge, isnt needed or used in that league to win games, or a couple of guys of this younger generation trying to act all tough guy, playing video games:nocomprende:. Neither is or would be entertaining.
    I had hope's when this whole NBA2k league was announced that it would take actual basketball knowledge, to be successful in being able to win games, and that the game itself would become a much closer simulation of the NBA. Neither has really happen.
    I tried to watch, to support the league, because I really thought it was a good idea, because I thought if people would watch a bunch of video game nerds play those shootem up war games in a league type setting, then surely a actual sports game, would take off, as I could care less to play a non sports video game, let alone watch anyone play any non sports video game.
    But after watching an listening to some of these NBA2k league kids talk, some of them aint even really huge basketball fans, let alone have much knowledge of actually playing the game.
    Just a huge disappointment to me, with this whole NBA2k League, however this is just my opinion, maybe Im in the minority, and it has big following of fans, who like watching.
    CaseIH

    I had hope's when this whole NBA2k league was announced that it would take actual basketball knowledge, to be successful in being able to win games, and that the game itself would become a much closer simulation of the NBA. Neither has really happen.
    But after watching an listening to some of these NBA2k league kids talk, some of them aint even really huge basketball fans, let alone have much knowledge of actually playing the game.

    Gotta blame 2k for that SMH. Although the sliders are tougher the gameplay itself still need some tweaks. Most teams just have the PG or SG dancing around screens until they're able to shoot or dump it off to the big man. I will say from time to time I've seen some teams run good offensive plays.
    I agree with the last part big time. Quite a few of those guys have never even played basketball let alone are fans of the game itself. Lol. I think it's cool to see folks make a living off of playing 2K. I'm happy for everyone. I just hope 2k delivers a solid game sooner than later.
    CaseIH
    Not sure whats worse, watching this NBA2k league, where actual basketball knowledge, isnt needed or used in that league to win games, or a couple of guys of this younger generation trying to act all tough guy, playing video games:nocomprende:. Neither is or would be entertaining.
    I had hope's when this whole NBA2k league was announced that it would take actual basketball knowledge, to be successful in being able to win games, and that the game itself would become a much closer simulation of the NBA. Neither has really happen.
    I tried to watch, to support the league, because I really thought it was a good idea, because I thought if people would watch a bunch of video game nerds play those shootem up war games in a league type setting, then surely a actual sports game, would take off, as I could care less to play a non sports video game, let alone watch anyone play any non sports video game.
    But after watching an listening to some of these NBA2k league kids talk, some of them aint even really huge basketball fans, let alone have much knowledge of actually playing the game.
    Just a huge disappointment to me, with this whole NBA2k League, however this is just my opinion, maybe Im in the minority, and it has big following of fans, who like watching.

    These dudes pushing on each other is worse. 2K making a game that is all about exploiting flaws in the gameplay mechanics is unfortunate, but it's just a game. Fools getting physical about said game means that something is wrong with them.

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