2K today announced that Make-A-Wish kid, William Floyd, a 15-year-old from Georgia with a rare genetic disorder causing severe muscle weakness and heart problems, is the first non-NBA athlete in NBA 2K series’ history, to be authentically scanned and earn a spot on an NBA 2K playable roster.
Available for download beginning today on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch, William’s NBA 2K20 player model can be found within Quick Game mode, as a free agent for players to include on their teams of choice, as well as through new MyCAREER and MyLEAGUE rosters.
Make-A-Wish sent William and his family from Georgia to 2K’s headquarters in Novato, California, to grant his wish to visit the home of NBA 2K.
William was 18 months old when he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness and heart problems. His medical condition does not allow him to play sports like other children his age, but NBA 2K allows him to stay competitive in sports virtually. William’s wish helped him during his treatment by giving him something to look forward to in the future. In addition, he is now eager to explore employment opportunities with 2K when he is older.