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Is the WNBA in NBA 2K20?

According to a recent tweet from Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery, it seems like she might’ve just accidentally leaked that the WNBA is coming to NBA 2K20.

This is not official of course, but it would make sense that the WNBA finally finds its way into the NBA’s best selling gaming product.

It’ll be interesting to see how the league is implemented if its been included.

We’ve reached out for comment from 2K to see if we can confirm the WNBA’s inclusion in this year’s game.

Otherwise, we may have to wait until the expected the 2K hype train leaves the station later this year.

 

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  1. Nobody watches the wnba even the ones who cry on social media. So why would they add the league? Waste of resources.
    There’s a market for the WNBA but it’s not the same market share as the nba. The product is separate treat it that way and hopefully it will grow organically. **** is a project at this point they’re trying to make on par with the nba
    The game invests resources into Ruby J.R. Smith cards but the moment we talk about adding women's teams we're gonna lose our minds now?
    The WNBA doesn't have the resources to have a standalone game, so what's the big deal with it being packaged into the NBA product?
    It makes a ton of sense for the NBA. It's free exposure and you better believe 2K will recoup it's value in women's MyTeam packs. Not to mention the serious demand for a female MyCareer mode.
    Was the NBA getting anything out of having the Euroleague being part of the game years back? Note that there weren't the complaints then that you're gonna hear now about a domestic product owned by the NBA being included in the game.
    I'm all for adding more stuff to any product I buy so why not. I'm still not sure if she actually meant NBA 2K or had it crossed with NBA Live. Either way, it would be a plus if for nothing else adding female ballers into the mix.
    loso_34
    Nobody watches the wnba even the ones who cry on social media. So why would they add the league? Waste of resources.
    There’s a market for the WNBA but it’s not the same market share as the nba. The product is separate treat it that way and hopefully it will grow organically. **** is a project at this point they’re trying to make on par with the nba

    As a father to a daughter who loves gaming and loves the WNBA this is great news. You might bemoan the “waste of resources” because you don’t relate or care about the WNBA, but for some girls out there this is a great thing, and I for one am very excited for it.
    loso_34
    Nobody watches the wnba even the ones who cry on social media. So why would they add the league? Waste of resources.
    There’s a market for the WNBA but it’s not the same market share as the nba. The product is separate treat it that way and hopefully it will grow organically. **** is a project at this point they’re trying to make on par with the nba

    Just pretend it isn't there if you don't care about it. That is what I do to all game modes not named Play Now / My LEague.
    Good for them. Little girls get to see themselves in a game. No issue at all
    Rashidi
    The game invests resources into Ruby J.R. Smith cards but the moment we talk about adding women's teams we're gonna lose our minds now?
    The WNBA doesn't have the resources to have a standalone game, so what's the big deal with it being packaged into the NBA product?
    It makes a ton of sense for the NBA. It's free exposure and you better believe 2K will recoup it's value in women's MyTeam packs. Not to mention the serious demand for a female MyCareer mode.
    Was the NBA getting anything out of having the Euroleague being part of the game years back? Note that there weren't the complaints then that you're gonna hear now about a domestic product owned by the NBA being included in the game.

    Ultimately, I'd have wanted the G-League before WNBA for ML immersion, but this is still a neat addition. Don't know how much I'll utilize it, but still pretty cool.
    I really would rather have full G-League teams/rosters so I can play with my favorite college players who never made it on an NBA roster.
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    This would be a fine addition...IF they already had the G-League playable in the game. I don’t understand how NHL can have the AHL, ECHL, all of the CHL junior teams, plus 1000 useless European leagues, MLB The Show at least has playable AAA and AA teams, yet it’s too much to ask for the sport with the smallest rosters of any major sport to add 28 affiliated minor league teams? Come on.
    Yeah they can miss me with this entirely. Nobody cares about women’s basketball enough for 2k to make this a priority...plus you know how mad I’m going to be if they end up having to sacrifice some of the classic/all-time teams for WNBA implementation? They had to get rid of the Euroleague just to make room for all-time teams
    Im with it! I run a WNBA guard and forward on my squad in NBA Live 19, really no difference in play if I had a specialist NBA player in those positions, sure they dont dunk, but they still score when they need to.
    Also Im a WNBA fan :shrugs
    brianski71
    This would be a fine addition...IF they already had the G-League playable in the game. I don’t understand how NHL can have the AHL, ECHL, all of the CHL junior teams, plus 1000 useless European leagues, MLB The Show at least has playable AAA and AA teams, yet it’s too much to ask for the sport with the smallest rosters of any major sport to add 28 affiliated minor league teams? Come on.
    In fairness, they did have the NBDL (Gleague) before. And that was when it really was just a nice addition to Association mode. The Gleagues relevance has grown the last few years with the league embracing it as a full minor league and I agree that we should have it back. I dont think it's an either or thing.
    If the WNBA is in the new game then I dont think that comes at the expense of the Gleague. The MyLeague devs have been intimating for years that it was unlikely that the Gleague would return because of how much dev time it would require. Dont get me wrong, I'd take it over the WNBA in a heartbeat. But, given the exposure and potential avenue for female MC stuff I see why they'd jump on it.
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    The big long term picture with the WNBA, it eventually will probably lead to WNBA esports association, kind of like the NBA have with the NBA 2K esports. Which would lead to more females in esports.
    ToughJuice
    Platinum Trophy Ultra Rare* 1%* * Play a full WNBA game* **

    LoL
    I'm a 31 yearold male who plays 12m quarters offline franchise only. If this is done right (WNBA MyLeague) I will definitely be playing full games during the offseason of the NBA.
    I respect the humor though, made me chuckle.
    KobeDropped81
    Yeah they can miss me with this entirely. Nobody cares about women’s basketball enough for 2k to make this a priority...plus you know how mad I’m going to be if they end up having to sacrifice some of the classic/all-time teams for WNBA implementation? They had to get rid of the Euroleague just to make room for all-time teams

    You must be in the minority...unless you're a non-American gamer or following a particular person from college, must players couldn't name two people from the Euroleague. There's way more profit potential with the WNBA than the Euroleague. You can thank NBA Live for opening up NBA 2K's eyes to this. Personally, I'm all for it. Being a minority myself, it's nice when videogames show more and more diversity when it comes to gaming characters. Granted, these are actual real-life athletes, but my point still stands.
    Not gonna lie, I would definitely play a WNBA MyLeague mode. I would prefer the NBA side to have the full G-League in as well, but regardless I think it would be a fun side thing to do.
    KobeDropped81
    Yeah they can miss me with this entirely. Nobody cares about women’s basketball enough for 2k to make this a priority...plus you know how mad I’m going to be if they end up having to sacrifice some of the classic/all-time teams for WNBA implementation? They had to get rid of the Euroleague just to make room for all-time teams

    Do we know for sure that Euroleague teams were removed just to make room for classic/all-time teams or is this just an assumption from fans? If someone that works on the game made a statement confirming this that's one thing (not sure if this has happened or not), but if we haven't had confirmation of this can we not make statements as if it is 100% fact
    And whoever said that 2K is making the WNBA a priority? Just because 2K is adding the WNBA and female players doesn't mean they're just going to stop working on every other area of the game. It's not like 2K is an independent studio with small development team. They should be fully capable of intergrating the WNBA while also improving every other facet of the game. 2k shows love to every mode and area of the game year after year, I wouldn't expect them to stop now.
    And for those that don't see the benefit of adding the WNBA you clearly don't see the bigger picture. The NBA and 2K fans are going to buy the game regardless. It's one of the most popular and successful sports games every year. The addition of the WNBA should only increase the appeal and lead to more opportunities, such as a WNBA ESports league. This isn't necessarily for the basketball and 2k fans that are already buying the game, this is for an audience which 2k has yet to represent in their products.
    Wtf is the point in adding this?? Why cant 2K just focus on the more important issues like game balance?? I would just be happy if they just bring other modes back like All-star team-up. Honestly who wants to do layups and shoot airball 3s all game?? The game is boring enough playing it that way.
    Would be a great addition, a good way to gain a little exposure and synergy. I just hope they put more effort into it than EA, who scanned about 10 faces, and did the courts and unis and called it a day (not even player name commentary!). It may not change the way a bulk of the players play, but the thought and hopefully execution would be a nice inclusion for a league that may not be everyone's cup of tea, but is here, has been here for two decades plus, and has a decent enough fanbase to not pretend it doesn't exist.
    ItchyNscratchy
    Wtf is the point in adding this?? Why cant 2K just focus on the more important issues like game balance?? I would just be happy if they just bring other modes back like All-star team-up. Honestly who wants to do layups and shoot airball 3s all game?? The game is boring enough playing it that way.

    This comment was so sexist...don't play the mode. It's that simple. Who said that NBA 2K WASN'T going to address "game balance" for NBA 2K20? Some people don't think things through when they hear game announcements.
    Oh! They're adding for 2K20. I guess they already stopped working on NBA 2K20, and now they're focusing their attention on 2K21.
    ksuttonjr76
    This comment was so sexist...don't play the mode. It's that simple. Who said that NBA 2K WASN'T going to address "game balance" for NBA 2K20? Some people don't think things through when they hear game announcements.
    Oh! They're adding for 2K20. I guess they already stopped working on NBA 2K20, and now they're focusing their attention on 2K21.

    Don't pay no mind to that guy.
    I bought NBA Live 20 because it was on sale and that game already has the WNBA in it and honestly, it's fun playing with the women as a change of pace! Years ago, one of the March Madness games I had on PS1 have some of the Women's NCAA teams and that was fun as well, even got one of the ladies to dunk!
    I have to agree with some others in the thread, there's a BUNCH of modes NBA 2K and other sports games have that many of us never touch and hardly anyone complained about it. If it is going to bother you that they are included in the game although you're never going to play a them, maybe you're just sexist. Pay the mode no mind. But now I'm glad that my nieces and MANY other women and girls can have something to relate to in the game.
    Don’t see any issue with adding more content as long as graphics and in particular lighting don’t take an even bigger hit adding such a large extra portion to the game and taking up what little memory etc is left on this game.
    ItchyNscratchy
    Wtf is the point in adding this?? Why cant 2K just focus on the more important issues like game balance?? I would just be happy if they just bring other modes back like All-star team-up. Honestly who wants to do layups and shoot airball 3s all game?? The game is boring enough playing it that way.

    Newsflash: The developers who work on game balance don't work on this.
    scottyp180
    Do we know for sure that Euroleague teams were removed just to make room for classic/all-time teams or is this just an assumption from fans?

    That obviously isn't why they were removed. Team data barely takes up any disc space.
    AFAIK 2K wasn't happy with the people contracted to provide the Euro teams/ratings and there wasn't enough fan demand to make it worth extending the license.
    KobeDropped81
    Yeah they can miss me with this entirely. Nobody cares about women’s basketball enough for 2k to make this a priority...plus you know how mad I’m going to be if they end up having to sacrifice some of the classic/all-time teams for WNBA implementation? They had to get rid of the Euroleague just to make room for all-time teams

    That isn't going to happen, for obvious reasons. Classic teams (very few of which have ever been removed) only disappear when there are player licensing issues.
    The 1985 Sixers were removed because Moses Malone's rights had to be re-acquired after his passing, and Charles Barkley refuses to give his rights - essentially removing the point of the team existing in game. They can be re-added now that Moses' rights are back.
    The 2002 Kings were also removed for a year or two due to 2K not having Chris Webber's rights.
    The 1972 Lakers were removed because they're a clone of the 1971 team and existed solely to re-enact the Willis Reed Finals in NBA 2K10 or whenever it was.
    If 2K does remove any more teams it has absolutely nothing to do with the WNBA.
    mb625
    Ultimately, I'd have wanted the G-League before WNBA for ML immersion, but this is still a neat addition. Don't know how much I'll utilize it, but still pretty cool.

    The G-League is coming. 2K and the NBA may be waiting for all 30 teams to have a G-League team (currently 28, Nuggets/Blazers the holdouts) before implementing.
    This factors into contracts and licensing agreements that 2K and the NBA have with each other. The suits on both sides need to give the thumbs up before the devs can do anything.
    Is there anyway this could be like an expansion for 2k19 for the summer. It would be really weird if 2k did it like that, but the WNBA season does run in the summer. I don't think this would be the case, but who knows.
    Who’s to say that’s the GLeague isn’t in next years game? Everyone’s complaining that the WNBA is in, but we only know that they ‘might’ be in because of a leak. Maybe the GLeague hasn’t leaked yet.
    I think its a win/win for 2k and the WNBA.
    There are alot us who have daughters that play NBA2k.
    my daughter for instance, always asks why arent there girl players in NBA2k.
    Having the WNBA in the game will eventually increase interest with the WNBA, especially girls who like basketball but has no knowledge of players or vested interest in any team.
    biggity13
    Who’s to say that’s the GLeague isn’t in next years game? Everyone’s complaining that the WNBA is in, but we only know that they ‘might’ be in because of a leak. Maybe the GLeague hasn’t leaked yet.

    Great point. Some commentors here make correlations that just don't exist. They think that because 2K does one thing it means they took focus away from another area of the game or it prevented them doing something else. They do a good job each year of making sure almost every aspect of the game gets love. No reason to think this year will be different just because they might be including the WNBA.
    Rashidi
    The G-League is coming. 2K and the NBA may be waiting for all 30 teams to have a G-League team (currently 28, Nuggets/Blazers the holdouts) before implementing.
    This factors into contracts and licensing agreements that 2K and the NBA have with each other. The suits on both sides need to give the thumbs up before the devs can do anything.

    Good info. Thanks!!
    biggity13
    Who’s to say that’s the GLeague isn’t in next years game? Everyone’s complaining that the WNBA is in, but we only know that they ‘might’ be in because of a leak. Maybe the GLeague hasn’t leaked yet.

    No complaints from me. I'm interested to run the WNBA a bit. Would love for G-League to come about in 20 as well
    Lol, I see a female handle once in a while playing park and pro-am. I'm sure theyll be happy with this news.
    I will also laugh if they are realistic with the WNBA player models and cannot dunk.
    KG5FromTheBean
    Lol, I see a female handle once in a while playing park and pro-am. I'm sure theyll be happy with this news.
    I will also laugh if they are realistic with the WNBA player models and cannot dunk.
    I think they will be realistic with the WNBA players dunk abilities in the default sim modes. In the park and other stuff, I wouldn't see the women dunking as any less realistic as these dudes pulling up from near halfcourt and splashing.
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    Rashidi
    The game invests resources into Ruby J.R. Smith cards but the moment we talk about adding women's teams we're gonna lose our minds now?
    The WNBA doesn't have the resources to have a standalone game, so what's the big deal with it being packaged into the NBA product?
    It makes a ton of sense for the NBA. It's free exposure and you better believe 2K will recoup it's value in women's MyTeam packs. Not to mention the serious demand for a female MyCareer mode.
    Was the NBA getting anything out of having the Euroleague being part of the game years back? Note that there weren't the complaints then that you're gonna hear now about a domestic product owned by the NBA being included in the game.

    You kinda made your own point though... they put in Euroleague, it didn't take off, and now it's removed. 2K is a business and not sure if there's enough demand for the WNBA since the sport itself isn't very well supported. So if you look at it that way, it kinda is a waste of resources. Never know though, they should test it one year. Or have an all-time superstar team. A full league with rosters, etc? That's a bit much.
    It's a gimmick feature anyway. Unless people are itching to run with players who 95% or whatever can't dunk, and pale in comparison to the male league. But looks like 2K is gonna hop on this "women's power" train that seems to be the latest trend today. I guess every "group" will get their day in the sun and it'll be trendy to push their agenda throughout every corner of society. Then the next set of "we're not equal!" group will come along lol.
    ItchyNscratchy
    Wtf is the point in adding this?? Why cant 2K just focus on the more important issues like game balance?? I would just be happy if they just bring other modes back like All-star team-up. Honestly who wants to do layups and shoot airball 3s all game?? The game is boring enough playing it that way.

    The 60 ovr brown shirts will now have some equal competition lmao
    Keith01
    You kinda made your own point though... they put in Euroleague, it didn't take off, and not it's removed. 2K is a business and not sure if there's enough demand for the WNBA since the sport itself isn't very well supported. So if you look at it that way, it kinda is a waste of resources. Never know though, they should test it one year. Or have an all-time superstar team. A full league with rosters, etc? That's a bit much.
    It's a gimmick feature anyway. Unless people are itching to run with players who 95% or whatever can't dunk, and pale in comparison to the male league. But looks like 2K is gonna hop on this "women's power" train that seems to be the latest trend today. I guess every "group" will get their day in the sun and it'll be trendy to push their agenda throughout every corner of society. Then the next set of "we're not equal!" group will come along lol.

    Keith01
    Instead of this, can 2K spend some mula to get REGGIE MILLER & CHARLES BARKLEY in the dang game!!

    Keith01
    The 60 ovr brown shirts will now have some equal competition lmao

    Well then ... CLEARLY you aren't the target audience for this, so you might as well just ignore it. In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with 50% of the human population having some kind of representation in the game. I seriously doubt it's going to take up many resources or affect anything else in the game. It's a nice addition for those who will use it and doesn't really affect those who won't. Win-win.
    I'm hoping it's implemented within Myleague.
    With trades, custom draft classes, CAP. The works. Lol
    If it's just tacked on like NBA Live, then it's a fail. imo of course.
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    Im glad to see them adding female characters.. more inclusion!
    If there is a WNBA game, dope! Put inRebecca Lobo and the Houston Comets.. would be fire!
    Im all for adding towards the game. Its to expand not stick to the same core fan base. i Would love G League implemented more too but for Women to be apart of this series would be awesome.
    Let the ladies get their shine.
    FYI aint no "Womens power trend". I don't understand if some things ain't for you, KEEP IT MOVING. I don't rock with My Career, I aint wasting my time crying about it in forums. Them playing cards and My Team, don't like it, don't even TOUCH IT. A lot of ppl do, I ain't wasting my time being upset. Im a franchise guy, and its okay.
    I hope they do add the WNBA actually..
    Pokes404
    Well then ... CLEARLY you aren't the target audience for this, so you might as well just ignore it. In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with 50% of the human population having some kind of representation in the game. I seriously doubt it's going to take up many resources or affect anything else in the game. It's a nice addition for those who will use it and doesn't really affect those who won't. Win-win.

    Yeah I guess I'm not part of the 100 people on earth (maybe they're all in this thread) who will play this mode lmao. Female models in park mode is a different story and may fit in better. Females may want to use it just to play barbie (which is what park already has) but gotta add about 100x the wardrobe. Then again, park players are pretty immature so having female players would probably add to the spectacle but cause new issues.
    Well I am a 2K consumer so they should be thinking about pleasing the basketball fans that buy their games. We can have an opinion on it, especially when those man hours and resources could be better spent elsewhere, i.e. Reggie Miller, FIBA Olympics mode, etc. If this rumor is true, it'll probably flop just like the real WNBA. The most they should do is a superstar roster / all star team type thing. Ain't nobody even know or care about most WNBA stars, let alone the 3rd or 4th best players, let alone the bench. It could be Diana Taurasi and the rest of the roster made up of "Jane Smith" and not many would be able to know the difference.
    WNBA won't ever take off unless they turned it into Hooters. I mean we have drive up coffee places now with chicks in bikinis. That may sound 'sexist' (gasp!) but that's just an observation of inherent human nature and business.
    Keith01
    Instead of this, can 2K spend some mula to get REGGIE MILLER & CHARLES BARKLEY in the dang game!!

    Reggie and Charles don't want to be in the game.
    Keith01
    Well I am a 2K consumer so they should be thinking about pleasing the basketball fans that buy their games.

    They are. Misogynists are a drop in the bucket.
    We can have an opinion on it, especially when those man hours and resources could be better spent elsewhere, i.e. Reggie Miller, FIBA Olympics mode, etc.

    I would take an entire sports league over Reggie Miller. (Ironically adding women gives fans CHERYL MILLER)
    Women in the game will generate substantial revenue. The Olympics barely makes a dent.
    Reggie can be CAP'd in 15 minutes. Feel free to pull your head out of the sand. Spreading closed-minded garbage in 2019 isn't a useful opinion that gaming companies actually care about. 2K ain't Chik-fil-a.
    If this rumor is true, it'll probably flop just like the real WNBA.

    Ah yes, because everything 2K has done in the last 20 years has FLOPPED. LOL. STOP.
    Ain't nobody even know or care about most WNBA stars, let alone the 3rd or 4th best players, let alone the bench. It could be Diana Taurasi and the rest of the roster made up of "Jane Smith" and not many would be able to know the difference.

    Apparently YOU care quite a bit, despite your protests, so just imagine how women and men who ACTUALLY want this feature feel.
    2K's demographic are more than just the closed-minded neanderthals of gaming culture.
    I really don't think some people even realize that a lot of their favorite games have female developers working on them.
    Keith01
    WNBA won't ever take off unless they turned it into Hooters. I mean we have drive up coffee places now with chicks in bikinis. That may sound 'sexist' (gasp!) but that's just an observation of inherent human nature and business.

    It just sounds out of touch. The business model that Hooter's laid out that the Baby Boomers lapped up in the 80's and 90's doesn't work the same way it did and it's a really bad example of what any women's sport should strive to be. Just look how far something like Women's Wrestling has come.
    There's nothing wrong with this addition and people are acting like they are being personally attacked. It's not that serious. It's a smart move by 2K because the WNBA and female characters in Live Run are one of the very few things they don't provide that Live does.
    Rashidi
    They are. Misogynists are a drop in the bucket.

    So someone who can see clearly re: business moves and human nature = "misogynists". Got it.
    Rashidi

    I would take an entire sports league over Reggie Miller. (Ironically adding women gives fans CHERYL MILLER)
    Women in the game will generate substantial revenue. The Olympics barely makes a dent.
    Reggie can be CAP'd in 15 minutes. Feel free to pull your head out of the sand. Spreading closed-minded garbage in 2019 isn't a useful opinion that gaming companies actually care about. 2K ain't Chik-fil-a.

    So when someone doesn't agree with your White Knight hero talk, it's "close-minded garbage". Feel free to offer a better argument with logic.
    You and 10 people, congrats. Reggie Miller would be in the game for the right amount. Money talks. I'm guessing it's the same reason Charles Barkley isn't in the game -- he wants 2k to pay money to retirement fund for ex-NBA players. So yes, resources spent on WNBA could've been better spent elsewhere and would actually benefit a larger audience.
    Rashidi

    Ah yes, because everything 2K has done in the last 20 years has FLOPPED. LOL. STOP.

    Have they done WNBA in the last 20 years? Did they do Euroleague (which flopped)? You think
    WNBA has more audience than Fiba. Foh lol.
    Rashidi

    Apparently YOU care quite a bit, despite your protests, so just imagine how women and men who ACTUALLY want this feature feel.

    I don't care for the WNBA or the feature, I do care that it takes resources away from other areas of the game that needs attention. "There's plenty to go around". No, this costs money and man hours that can be spent elsewhere. At the end of the day it's a gimmick with a poor ROI. 2K is becoming gimmicky and less substance.
    Rashidi

    2K's demographic are more than just the closed-minded neanderthals of gaming culture.

    Yes everyone is close-minded morons if they don't agree with your points. Good job, good argument champ. Do you think you get a prize for your white knight hero talk?
    AUChase
    I really don't think some people even realize that a lot of their favorite games have female developers working on them.
    It just sounds out of touch. The business model that Hooter's laid out that the Baby Boomers lapped up in the 80's and 90's doesn't work the same way it did and it's a really bad example of what any women's sport should strive to be. Just look how far something like Women's Wrestling has come.

    Hooters still has hot waitresses in skimpy outfits no? It is what it is, and it's a business. Funny there's less blue vs red when people trying to earn green. People trying to fight what's been going on for thousands of years. Dudes like looking at hot chicks. Shocker. They don't like watching subpar sports performances. Even women would rather watch NBA than WNBA.
    Keith01
    Hooters still has hot waitresses in skimpy outfits no? It is what it is, and it's a business. Funny there's less blue vs red when people trying to earn green. People trying to fight what's been going on for thousands of years. Dudes like looking at hot chicks. Shocker. They don't like watching subpar sports performances. Even women would rather watch NBA than WNBA.
    Here comes the ban...
    Smh man... These arguments wouldn't have even started if people didn't act like their opinions are facts. It's fine if you aren't interested in it and don't think it won't be popular or successful. But, to come in here and start going off, saying that it's automatically going to be a failure and a waste of resources is just ridiculous. As people have pointed out, 2K adds brand new modes and features every single year; This is literally no different. And what's with the completely ignorant and degrading comments about women and women's basketball? It's sad to see that many immature people on OS.
    Cool to add WNBA. It will have its own share of audience from 2K fans, I believe. Hoping that we can have female CAPs as well and have their faces scanned very well. I have nothing against it, but it's also cool I think to have FIBA teams, specially that Basketball World Cup will be happening this year. It appeals internationally as well and who wouldn't be hyped in a game that their local hardwood heroes can go toe-to-toe against NBA superstars. Just my two cents.
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    It's pretty sad to still see some antiquated misogyny on threads such as this. I, for one, most likely wouldn't care to use any WNBA related features, but the difference is, I wouldn't use such a broad statement to speak for every demographic. Basketball is a global sport that's beloved by all; that's all this move represents (other than having one up on EA lol).
    My main concern is if they'll decide to exclude the All-Time roster in favour of including the WNBA's, as they did a few years ago with the Euroleague.
    Which could mean the removal of MANY legends in the upcoming game.
    It is always funny to see who doesn't know how video games work for people paying money for them. Grown adults make it to their 20s, their 30s, their 40s, on up, really believing that this would take away space or resources for what they want in the game when 10/10 times, it ain't ever the same people doing both and it takin up nearly as much space as some wrongly thing.
    "BUT WHAT ABOUT REGGIE AND CHUCK THO!?!"
    "THEY BETTER NOT REPLACE CLASSIC TEAMS WITH THIS!"
    And even funnier(sad) to see the misogyny and other bs just because something ain't aimed at you specifically
    Seeing oneself represented in a medium is one of the most important things for a person, no matter their age. I hope people find enjoyment out of the WNBA being represented in the game and I hope 2K does a good job implementing them
    loso_34
    Nobody watches the wnba even the ones who cry on social media. So why would they add the league? Waste of resources.
    There’s a market for the WNBA but it’s not the same market share as the nba. The product is separate treat it that way and hopefully it will grow organically. **** is a project at this point they’re trying to make on par with the nba

    I watch the WNBA and I'm somebody!
    Newlegacy
    It is always funny to see who doesn't know how video games work for people paying money for them. Grown adults make it to their 20s, their 30s, their 40s, on up, really believing that this would take away space or resources for what they want in the game when 10/10 times, it ain't ever the same people doing both and it takin up nearly as much space as some wrongly thing.
    "BUT WHAT ABOUT REGGIE AND CHUCK THO!?!"
    "THEY BETTER NOT REPLACE CLASSIC TEAMS WITH THIS!"
    And even funnier(sad) to see the misogyny and other bs just because something ain't aimed at you specifically
    Seeing oneself represented in a medium is one of the most important things for a person, no matter their age. I hope people find enjoyment out of the WNBA being represented in the game and I hope 2K does a good job implementing them

    Exactly.. ppl out here really tweaking about including women in the game. It says alot about ppl on how they view this thing. Include the women, so they feel represented and can hoop with Diana Taurasi in 2k.
    Its about INCLUSION.
    keshunleon
    I watch the WNBA and I'm somebody!

    I watch the WNBA and Im somebody.. and Im a man.
    I used to watch the Houston Comets RELIGIOUSLY, they were so dope.
    RIP KIM PERROT
    Can some of you knee-jerk reactionists please elaborate how it's "misogynist" to acknowledge the realities of business, how human nature works, and inherent characteristics between men and women? Or lemme guess you think there's 100 genders lol. Would love to see your in depth amazing logical argument....'Cause at this point all you're doing is spouting some buzzword you've been fed to auto-say. Think for yourself...
    CaVsFaN2273
    And what's with the completely ignorant and degrading comments about women and women's basketball? It's sad to see that many immature people on OS.

    Omg you guys seriously need to learn the difference between words, and understanding concepts. Acknowledging a "Truth that happens to be negative" /= "Degrading" or "Ignorant." I know you've probably lived your entire lives brainwashed by the internet but Stop being PC robots! Reminds me of those people you see going "I block out negative energy yay!!" What you see with those people a lot is they live an existence in denial, because truth can be negative. It's "OK" to acknowledge the truth of something even it's so-called "negative".
    Keith01
    Omg you guys seriously need to learn the difference between words, and understanding concepts. Acknowledging a "Truth that happens to be negative" /= "Degrading" or "Ignorant." I know you've probably lived your entire lives brainwashed by the internet but Stop being PC robots! Reminds me of those people you see going "I block out negative energy yay!!" What you see with those people a lot is they live an existence in denial, because truth can be negative. It's "OK" to acknowledge the truth of something even it's so-called "negative".

    Did I say your name specifically in my comment? Let me show you the definition of degrading from google: "causing a loss of self-respect; humiliating." So please, better explain to all of us how people saying, now we can shoot airball threes and miss layups, nobody cares about women's basketball, and the only way WNBA will become popular is if the women wear skimpy outfits, isn't humiliating and insulting towards women's basketball.
    Keith01
    Please elaborate

    You've gotten very close to crossing the TOS on several occasions and the post he quoted was actually across the line regarding politics which cannot be discussed here so I would recommend leaving that alone going forward.
    Keith01
    Can some of you knee-jerk reactionists please elaborate how it's "misogynist" to acknowledge the realities of business, how human nature works, and inherent characteristics between men and women? Or lemme guess you think there's 100 genders lol. Would love to see your in depth amazing logical argument....'Cause at this point all you're doing is spouting some buzzword you've been fed to auto-say. Think for yourself...

    The reality of business is that 2K has (apparently, if this rumor turns out to be true) decided that there's value in adding the WNBA brand to their game.
    That's all that matters. The rest of the **** you said doesn't.
    SmashMan
    The reality of business is that 2K has (apparently, if this rumor turns out to be true) decided that there's value in adding the WNBA brand to their game.
    That's all that matters. The rest of the **** you said doesn't.

    Not to mention that NBA fans will buy the game anyway, whereas those who are interested in the women's game but not in the NBA may be persuaded to buy the game out of intrigue. Plus, there are some NBA fans who are interested enough in the WNBA to at least give it a try. Ultimately, this is only bringing more people through the door (even if it's only a small amount), while not dissuading those who are NBA fans and regular 2k buyers from buying the game. It makes pretty good business sense to me...
    Keith01
    WNBA won't ever take off unless they turned it into Hooters.

    Keith01
    Omg you guys seriously need to learn the difference between words, and understanding concepts. Acknowledging a "Truth that happens to be negative" /= "Degrading" or "Ignorant." I know you've probably lived your entire lives brainwashed by the internet but Stop being PC robots! Reminds me of those people you see going "I block out negative energy yay!!" What you see with those people a lot is they live an existence in denial, because truth can be negative. It's "OK" to acknowledge the truth of something even it's so-called "negative".

    I think it's you who needs to learn the difference between the words "truth" and "opinion." Asserting that the only way the WNBA would take off is to "turn it into Hooters" is an opinion, not a fact. No matter how much you personally believe it's true, that doesn't necessarily make it true. It is true that Hooters has a pretty obvious business model that's been successful for them; However, it's not like they're the most successful restaurant/fast-food chain in America (A quick search put them at #55 in 2018 with sales numbers trending down: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/top-500-2018?year=2018&page=1#data-table). There are plenty of other larger, more successful chains in the country that DON'T adhere to Hooters' business philosophies. It's interesting that you would bring them up specifically as some kind of end-all business model for success that the WNBA should follow. Texas Road House is doing 3x and Buffalo Wild Wings is doing 4.5x their business (with sales numbers trending up) despite offering a similar service.
    I think you also need to understand the concept that the WNBA doesn't have to be as popular as the NBA to be successful. The US National Women's Soccer team has been getting higher TV ratings then the Men's team recently, but even before that was happening, they certainly weren't a failure. The women's division of UFC isn't as big as the men's division, but they've been steadily gaining an audience. Women's tennis is probably the closest major sport in America to equaling their male counterparts in public awareness/TV ratings (I don't watch tennis but I can name more current tennis players on the Women's circuit then the Men's). The LPGA has been around for years and has a dedicated, niche following. Not being as commercially successful as the men doesn't equate to being unsuccessful. There are scenarios where the WNBA is never as popular as the NBA but is still healthy and successful.
    Now the WNBA has definitely struggled throughout its history and needs to grow their following. Potentially being incorporated into 2K is a good idea for them. It wouldn't surprise me if the NBA gave 2K some incentives to include the WNBA as it would be in their interest to do so. You have a product that will be bought/played by millions of basketball fans around the world. Having any kind of WNBA presence to help grow awareness of the league and its stars could be a big boone for the league. How much can it actually move the needle for the WNBA? Who knows. But for 2K, even if they aren't getting incentives from the NBA, they're still adding something that their competitor already offers and opening up representation for 50% of the human population. There's no downside for 2K.
    Lastly, I just wanted to say that all of this is assuming they have some kind of WNBA mode and/or female MyPlayer options. We're making a lot of speculation off of a single tweet. It'll be interesting to see the official announcement from 2K later on.
    You guys don’t understand business and how the WNBA has been a failed business venture for a while now.
    Adding has zero to do with business they won’t find new fans otherwise that theory would have worked for the WNBA long ago. Women don’t support it and why be would they it’s a mediocre product.
    Like I said if they ever want succeeds in the WNBA separate from the nba and let it grow organically..play in smaller venues.
    Dudes throwing out the term misogyny are hilarious and clearly don’t care for women’s basketballs they’re here being social justice warriors.
    I wonder how they’ll add females to pro am and How that would work out gameplay wise.
    Pokes404
    I think it's you who needs to learn the difference between the words "truth" and "opinion." Asserting that the only way the WNBA would take off is to "turn it into Hooters" is an opinion, not a fact. No matter how much you personally believe it's true, that doesn't necessarily make it true. It is true that Hooters has a pretty obvious business model that's been successful for them; However, it's not like they're the most successful restaurant/fast-food chain in America (A quick search put them at #55 in 2018 with sales numbers trending down: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/top-500-2018?year=2018&page=1#data-table). There are plenty of other larger, more successful chains in the country that DON'T adhere to Hooters' business philosophies. It's interesting that you would bring them up specifically as some kind of end-all business model for success that the WNBA should follow. Texas Road House is doing 3x and Buffalo Wild Wings is doing 4.5x their business (with sales numbers trending up) despite offering a similar service.
    I think you also need to understand the concept that the WNBA doesn't have to be as popular as the NBA to be successful. The US National Women's Soccer team has been getting higher TV ratings then the Men's team recently, but even before that was happening, they certainly weren't a failure. The women's division of UFC isn't as big as the men's division, but they've been steadily gaining an audience. Women's tennis is probably the closest major sport in America to equaling their male counterparts in public awareness/TV ratings (I don't watch tennis but I can name more current tennis players on the Women's circuit then the Men's). The LPGA has been around for years and has a dedicated, niche following. Not being as commercially successful as the men doesn't equate to being unsuccessful. There are scenarios where the WNBA is never as popular as the NBA but is still healthy and successful.
    Now the WNBA has definitely struggled throughout its history and needs to grow their following. Potentially being incorporated into 2K is a good idea for them. It wouldn't surprise me if the NBA gave 2K some incentives to include the WNBA as it would be in their interest to do so. You have a product that will be bought/played by millions of basketball fans around the world. Having any kind of WNBA presence to help grow awareness of the league and its stars could be a big boone for the league. How much can it actually move the needle for the WNBA? Who knows. But for 2K, even if they aren't getting incentives from the NBA, they're still adding something that their competitor already offers and opening up representation for 50% of the human population. There's no downside for 2K.
    Lastly, I just wanted to say that all of this is assuming they have some kind of WNBA mode and/or female MyPlayer options. We're making a lot of speculation off of a single tweet. It'll be interesting to see the official announcement from 2K later on.

    It hasn’t worked the past 20 years and how many women play 2k? This most likely has more to do with esports/pro am/park.
    The nba will be in a labour dispute with the WNBA very soon after years of bailing them out. You guys need to stop talking about growth when the past 20 years says otherwise.
    Half this thread supports them through their keyboard and don’t speak form woman.
    loso_34
    You guys don’t understand business and how the WNBA has been a failed business venture for a while now.
    Adding has zero to do with business they won’t find new fans otherwise that theory would have worked for the WNBA long ago. Women don’t support it and why be would they it’s a mediocre product.
    Like I said if they ever want succeeds in the WNBA separate from the nba and let it grow organically..play in smaller venues.
    Dudes throwing out the term misogyny are hilarious and clearly don’t care for women’s basketballs they’re here being social justice warriors.
    I wonder how they’ll add females to pro am and How that would work out gameplay wise.

    It's one thing to say that the WNBA is a failed business venture; that's fair (seeing as most of its players have to play overseas to make amends for the lack of funds).
    But to say it's been a failure solely for the purpose that the league won't capitalize on sexually exploitation is total misogyny lol. For you to defend that, vaguely looking from the outside in, is hilarious.
    loso_34
    Dudes throwing out the term misogyny are hilarious and clearly don’t care for women’s basketballs they’re here being social justice warriors.

    Imagine being a guy who thinks that supporting the idea of 2K providing options for a variety of players is a bad thing.
    loso_34
    You guys don’t understand business and how the WNBA has been a failed business venture for a while now.
    Adding has zero to do with business they won’t find new fans otherwise that theory would have worked for the WNBA long ago. Women don’t support it and why be would they it’s a mediocre product.
    Like I said if they ever want succeeds in the WNBA separate from the nba and let it grow organically..play in smaller venues.
    Dudes throwing out the term misogyny are hilarious and clearly don’t care for women’s basketballs they’re here being social justice warriors.
    I wonder how they’ll add females to pro am and How that would work out gameplay wise.

    - So adding the WNBA into 2K for the first time ever won't matter at all because it would have worked years ago before they actually did it? You're going to have to explain that one to me.
    - I don't watch the G-League or Euroleague either, but I think they would be worthwhile additions for 2K even if I personally wouldn't get much use out of them. I'd be happy for the people who would use those teams/players. I guess since I have that same stance about the WNBA I'm an SJW? Am I only allowed to understand the reasoning for including something if I'm a fan of the product? Can I not be happy for the people who will use something if I'm not planning on using it too?
    The reason the word misogyny has gotten thrown around at all in this thread is that some people feel that it isn't enough to basically state, "I won't use this feature at all and I wish they were spending that time/money on features X, Y, and Z." We've gotten things like:
    "I hope people enjoy giving the 60 OVRs a run for their money." (I guarantee making a female MyPlayer isn't going to limit your player's OVR cap)
    "Females would probably just want to play Barbie in the Neighborhood." (or maybe they'd be excited about being able to finally creates themselves in the game and go ball)
    "2K should focus on what basketball fans want." (women are fans of basketball too)
    "The only way the WNBA will succeed is to turn it into Hooters." (no comment needed)
    It's perfectly fine to not be a fan of the WNBA and not be excited that they are spending resources on some kind of WNBA integration in 2K. But if you're really being honest, I think you'd agree that some of the responses in this thread have gone beyond that topic and ventured into gray area that just isn't necessary.
    GisherJohn24
    NO OFFENSE, i don't want WNBA, I want to have a next gen Jordan Challenge mode!

    This right here is a perfectly reasonable expression of an opinion that doesn't feel the need to get into the aforementioned gray area.
    I think it's more about inclusion than it is about how popular the brand is.
    While we're at it, let's get women refs in and Becky hammon in as assistant/head coach
    I just hope it's well implemented.
    With all that said I still rather have Big3 mode.
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    kehlis
    You've gotten very close to crossing the TOS on several occasions and the post he quoted was actually across the line regarding politics which cannot be discussed here so I would recommend leaving that alone going forward.

    Hi kehlis. So what you're saying is someone who references politics / culture / society = against TOS = banned? Really? Everything I've referenced is is directly related to the topic... WNBA + 2K. Some apparently just don't agree with my opinion. There's nothing degrading about referencing the realities of things.
    Keith01
    Hi kehlis. So what you're saying is someone who references politics / culture / society = against TOS = banned? Really? Everything I've referenced is is directly related to the topic... WNBA + 2K. Some apparently just don't agree with my opinion. There's nothing degrading about referencing the realities of things.

    It could, would generally offer a warning as I did but it can.
    From the TOS:
    Drug/Political/Racial/Religious/Sexual Related Talk
    There are to be NO racial, political, religious, drug related or sexual talk or attacks at Operation Sports. We have a multitude of posters here, and not everyone shares the same views on life as you. To minimize issues between posters, none of these topics will be tolerated on the boards.

    https://forums.operationsports.com/forums/steves-forum/638609-operation-sports-terms-service.html
    Pokes404
    I think it's you who needs to learn the difference between the words "truth" and "opinion." Asserting that the only way the WNBA would take off is to "turn it into Hooters" is an opinion, not a fact.

    When did I say everything I say is 'fact'? That's your words. I'm simply referencing that women's sports in America doesn't sell and that in business, sex sells, unless it's something like gymnastics, figure skating, tennis, etc. The WNBA has been around for 20 yrs and still hasn't flourished. So why would a game based off of their players. Which is why I said, at most they should do is a 'legends' teams or myplayer creation ability. The most popular sports will always be men dominated because they are biologically the better athletes. That's just scientific fact. Also you'd have to be blind to not see that sex sells in business. It's all over marketing, etc. It's like you people are scared to admit the obvious truths because it's not PC or some trendy women's agenda of the day lol.
    Keith01
    So what did I say that's political that couldn't be construed as related to the topic? If I was like "yay go 2K! women's rights! inclusion!" (a positive tone yet still political), you'd be giving me a warning?

    Actually, the literal comment of blue versus red was where you crossed the line politically. Leave it at that and call it a day or use that as the sword to die on and be banned again for what, the fourth time?
    SmashMan
    Imagine being a guy who thinks that supporting the idea of 2K providing options for a variety of players is a bad thing.

    Yeah for all 100 of those fans. Good ROI 2K. While Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley - ya know, ACTUAL NBA legends - sit on the sidelines 'cause 2K doesn't have enough "funds". Yet they'll put man hours and money towards this. The WNBA rosters will fail. Euroleague rosters failed and that's more popular than the WNBA. If it's myplayer, we'll see. Just don't wanna hear anyone who supports this cry in 2k20 about "sim" after they see a 5'10 female baller doing a 360 between the legs dunk in pro-am :D
    kehlis
    Actually, the literal comment of blue versus red was where you crossed the line politically. Leave it at that and call it a day or use that as the sword to die on and be banned again for what, the fourth time?

    "Funny there's less blue vs red when people trying to earn green". ?? So let's be clear here, because you're setting a precedent here at OS on what you allow... I'm getting a warning because I made a BUSINESS reference, that "(In Business) there's less blue vs red when people trying to earn green". Which is to say, that it's funny how if money is on the line, people don't care so much about being PC or their affiliation, they care more about profits. Ok then.
    exposedaking
    I think it's more about inclusion than it is about how popular the brand is.
    While we're at it, let's get women refs in and Becky hammon in as assistant/head coach
    I just hope it's well implemented.
    With all that said I still rather have Big3 mode.
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    Ooooooooo....I would play a Big3 mode. I actually starting watching the games during the summer.
    Keith01
    Yeah for all 100 of those fans. Good ROI 2K. While Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley - ya know, ACTUAL NBA legends - sit on the sidelines 'cause 2K doesn't have enough "funds". Yet they'll put man hours and money towards this.

    It's probably more likely that if they meet whatever demands Reggie and Barkley have it opens the door for more players to change their signing terms when it comes time to re-up with them, which inevitably leads to us losing some classic and legendary players in future games.
    Seems like that would be a bad business decision.
    Keith01
    . Just don't wanna hear anyone who supports this cry in 2k20 about "sim" after they see a 5'10 female baller doing a 360 between the legs dunk in pro-am :D

    No one expects Pro-Am to be sim
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    SmashMan
    It's probably more likely that if they meet whatever demands Reggie and Barkley have it opens the door for more players to change their signing terms when it comes time to re-up with them, which inevitably leads to us losing some classic and legendary players in future games.
    Seems like that would be a bad business decision.
    In addition to whatever their financial demands are, I doubt Charles or Reggie move any more units than the WNBA inclusion (if it's in) would. How many NBA fans do you think are holding out on buying the game for those two?
    I would get it if 2K was doing a fan poll for which one we'd prefer with the winner actually being added. I would easily pick Charles and Reggie over the WNBA. That's not the case, though. Honestly, I'd probably play with the WNBA once or twice and never touch it again like I did with Live. At the very least it's a value add. It would be the same with something like the Drew League. It's not my cup of tea. I'd probably play with it a few times and not touch it again. I'm buying the game anyway. What does it hurt?
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    Themayorofawsometown
    No one expects Pro-Am to be sim
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    I mean... I do to an extent. There should be realistic shot percentages and the like, but I don't have a problem with female characters having the same archetype-specific skills as their male counterparts
    Themayorofawsometown
    No one expects Pro-Am to be sim
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    Pretty sure it's the opposite. Park is expected to be arcade but Pro-Am was touted to be more sim, but it's never delivered by 2K.
    Keith01
    Pretty sure it's the opposite. Park is expected to be arcade but Pro-Am was touted to be more sim, but it's never delivered by 2K.

    I can see it working in park or blacktop.
    But female athetic finishers/slashers wont fly with people. I dont wanna see **** thats not even possible to force the we're equal narrative
    loso_34
    I can see it working in park or blacktop.
    But female athetic finishers/slashers wont fly with people. I dont wanna see **** thats not even possible to force the were equal narrative
    Dude this game isn't a representative of actual basketball AT ALL unless you're in MyLeague. The sooner you realize that the better your life will be
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    loso_34
    I can see it working in park or blacktop.
    But female athetic finishers/slashers wont fly with people. I dont wanna see **** thats not even possible to force the we're equal narrative

    It's an avatar....NBA Live seems to be doing fine with the introduction of female characters.
    Lol some of the comments in this thread are so ridiculously ignorant and outdated it’s not even funny. The WNBA being in the game is a great addition to 2K and once the NBA gets a 30/30 affiliation with G-League/NBA teams, the G-League will be a great addition as well. Bringing the EuroLeague back would be awesome too. These leagues add so many more options within game modes.
    loso_34
    I dont wanna see **** thats not even possible to force the we're equal narrative

    2K has calculated that your insecurity won't preclude you from buying the game. I can't wait to see you and the rest of the noninclusive elitist cavemen storm the internet in tears when you get 360'd on by a girl.
    Also note that 7'3" 3pt gunners weren't the "realism" deal breaker for you (yet this seems to strike a chord.... wonder why...).
    Rashidi
    2K has calculated that your insecurity won't preclude you from buying the game. I can't wait to see you and the rest of the noninclusive elitist cavemen storm the internet in tears when you get 360'd on by a girl.
    Also note that 7'3" 3pt gunners weren't the "realism" deal breaker for you (yet this seems to strike a chord.... wonder why...).

    Neither are the ridiculously OP rebounders, the randomly activated animations that LDD are able to force, the broken screen mechanics and highly accurate off balance 3s in the online modes that so many of these guys that decrie this addition love to play.
    Funny...I was thinking thoughts similar to the last two posts of this thread. People are crying about female avatars when there are more pressing issues that people consider "realistic" and tell everyone to "git gud".
    This could be a good thing. Will this integration have more women/girls playing 2K online? I mean, a little. It's not going to be a significant amount of the userbase that plays this game and it's never going to be. But the ones that do play this game like that I'm sure it'll be nice to have representation for them.
    Rashidi
    your insecurity won't preclude you from buying the game. I can't wait to see you and the rest of the noninclusive elitist cavemen storm the internet in tears when you get 360'd on by a girl.

    Here's that white knight medal you ordered. So basically if anyone doesn't want the WNBA in 2K (for whatever reason), they're automatically sexist caveman misogynists. Got it...
    nova91
    http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/26146486/warriors-draft-first-woman-nba-2k-league
    I’ll just leave this here...she is one of probably 10s of thousands of women that play 2K and one of millions of female basketball fans. I’m sure many of them would love to see their demographic represented in the biggest basketball video game on the market. It only makes sense the have the OPTION to play as a female player and have the WNBA represented in the game.

    The entire article was about drumming up some fake narrative of the backlash female gamers get.
    Ive played with a few..online gaming in general is toxic but i never heard nothing crazy.
    Then you got a quote in the article where kimmani ingram a draft eligible playee states, "she has a high basketball iq for a girl". Ahaha. Shes gonna have to clarify that statement.
    Ive said the wnba is a failed business model...nit entertaining but there are talented players in the wnba.
    Wheres rashidi for ingrams quote?
    SlimFast_GymRat
    It's one thing to say that the WNBA is a failed business venture; that's fair (seeing as most of its players have to play overseas to make amends for the lack of funds).
    But to say it's been a failure solely for the purpose that the league won't capitalize on sexually exploitation is total misogyny lol. For you to defend that, vaguely looking from the outside in, is hilarious.
    nba 2k sucks as a whole
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    Keith01
    Here's that white knight medal you ordered. So basically if anyone doesn't want the WNBA in 2K (for whatever reason), they're automatically sexist caveman misogynists. Got it...

    Stupid ****** shut up
    whats up with these 2 dudes throwing a fit about the wnba possibility being in 2k? live has it, fifa has womens teams and nhl you can create women players.
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    brent3419
    whats up with these 2 dudes throwing a fit about the wnba possibility being in 2k? live has it, fifa has womens teams and nhl you can create women players.
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    I didn't know disagreeing now = "throwing a fit". Why disagree? At the end of the day it's a gimmick. For all the supposed "sim" talk around OS, you guys seem to love those gimmicks. It's more of the same from 2K - putting resources and effort into the wrong places. How ya gonna have dying league WNBA in the game and not have Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, decent gameplay, etc. This has more to do with this 'women's movement' or whatever agenda that's happening in society than actual business sense.......(((((( IMO ))))))
    Keith01
    I didn't know disagreeing now = "throwing a fit". Why disagree? At the end of the day it's a gimmick. For all the supposed "sim" talk around OS, you guys seem to love those gimmicks. It's more of the same from 2K - putting resources and effort into the wrong places. How ya gonna have dying league WNBA in the game and not have Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, decent gameplay, etc. This has more to do with this 'women's movement' or whatever agenda that's happening in society than actual business sense.......(((((( IMO ))))))
    id hate for you to have a daughter with that mentality
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    Keith01
    I didn't know disagreeing now = "throwing a fit". Why disagree? At the end of the day it's a gimmick. For all the supposed "sim" talk around OS, you guys seem to love those gimmicks. It's more of the same from 2K - putting resources and effort into the wrong places. How ya gonna have dying league WNBA in the game and not have Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, decent gameplay, etc. This has more to do with this 'women's movement' or whatever agenda that's happening in society than actual business sense.......(((((( IMO ))))))

    1. If 2k could easily get Chuck and Reggie they would have done it 10 years ago
    2. It takes no time at all to make player models. If Charles and Reggie gave them the rights today then would be in at launch.
    3.2k has more than decent gameplay already this certaintly won't stop the gameplay from being good
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    Keith01
    I didn't know disagreeing now = "throwing a fit". Why disagree? At the end of the day it's a gimmick. For all the supposed "sim" talk around OS, you guys seem to love those gimmicks. It's more of the same from 2K - putting resources and effort into the wrong places. How ya gonna have dying league WNBA in the game and not have Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, decent gameplay, etc. This has more to do with this 'women's movement' or whatever agenda that's happening in society than actual business sense.......(((((( IMO ))))))

    I didn't know every time women are included in something = "women's empowerment agenda".
    Themayorofawsometown
    1. If 2k could easily get Chuck and Reggie they would have done it 10 years ago
    2. It takes no time at all to make player models. If Charles and Reggie gave them the rights today then would be in at launch.
    3.2k has more than decent gameplay already this certaintly won't stop the gameplay from being good
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    Those were just a couple examples out of dozens of other ideas (check any wishlist) that should take priority over the WNBA. At the end of the day, its a gimmick.
    How bout this - if yall are so excited for this, I bet you cant even name 10 current WNBA players without googling lmao. Yet knowing 2K theyll go all out and have to mo cap moves too, when most ppl wpuldnt even be able to tell the difference.
    CaVsFaN2273
    I didn't know every time women are included in something = "women's empowerment agenda".

    You'd be naive to think this is all coincidence. It's force fed trendy "equality" when there wasnt even a demand for this. Itd be like guys demanding for a figure skating game for the sake of "inclusion".How many 2K wishlists are clamoring that "2k NEEDS the Wnba!". I saw one wishlist where this idea got -7 votes lol while other ideas got +400 or +500
    Keith01
    I didn't know disagreeing now = "throwing a fit". Why disagree? At the end of the day it's a gimmick. For all the supposed "sim" talk around OS, you guys seem to love those gimmicks. It's more of the same from 2K - putting resources and effort into the wrong places. How ya gonna have dying league WNBA in the game and not have Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, decent gameplay, etc. This has more to do with this 'women's movement' or whatever agenda that's happening in society than actual business sense.......(((((( IMO ))))))

    You pick some odd hills to die on....
    If the game still sells millions of copies without them, doesn't it show that 2K doesn't really need Reggie and Charles either?
    Though I don't know why it's being portrayed as an either/or thing*. The reason some players aren't in and WNBA may be are two entirely different situations.
    Keith01
    You'd be naive to think this is all coincidence. It's force fed trendy "equality" when there wasnt even a demand for this. Itd be like guys demanding for a figure skating game for the sake of "inclusion".How many 2K wishlists are clamoring that "2k NEEDS the Wnba!". I saw one wishlist where this idea got -7 votes lol while other ideas got +400 or +500

    Hey man a figure skating game with 2ks physics and engine would be awesome.
    brent3419
    id hate for you to have a daughter with that mentality

    Under normal circumstances that would require a woman to tolerate his views and find him attractive long enough for mistakes to be made.
    Bitterness about this not happening are ultimately what lead us here.
    ksuttonjr76
    You pick some odd hills to die on....

    Ditto. But I forgot you're a WNBA season ticket holder right? Court side seats? Still waiting on those 10 WNBA players ya'll can name off the top of your head.
    Rashidi
    Under normal circumstances that would require a woman to tolerate his views and find him attractive long enough for mistakes to be made.
    Bitterness about this not happening are ultimately what lead us here.

    If your twitter image is you, I'm PREEEEETTY sure you shouldn't be talking right now about ability to get women lmao. You seem to be projecting your own experience. Cheer up, it'll happen one day.
    CaVsFaN2273
    I didn't know every time women are included in something = "women's empowerment agenda".

    It is an agenda when it's overtly force-fed (in spite of there actually being any real demand), 'cause that's the trendy thing to do now I guess. Why aren't we force feeding guys into women's sports or professions. Where's the "male cheerleader" inclusion just "because". Maybe you guys will be on that bandwagon next lol.
    You guys REALLY would rather have an WNBA mode than an Olympic mode? Wow...
    Other features are taking a backseat because of this gimmick.
    Keith01
    It is an agenda when it's overtly force-fed (in spite of there actually being any real demand), 'cause that's the trendy thing to do now I guess. Why aren't we force feeding guys into women's sports or professions. Where's the "male cheerleader" inclusion just "because". Maybe you guys will be on that bandwagon next lol.
    You guys REALLY would rather have an WNBA mode than an Olympic mode? Wow...
    Other features are taking a backseat because of this gimmick.
    It's a mode. You do have the freedom of choice of picking which mode you want to play in.

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