The group cover is back
In 2013, NBA 2K sported 3 superstars on their cover: Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose, and went on to place one of those stars–Kevin Durant–by himself on the cover of the game two years later, on NBA 2K15. This year, three people grace the cover once again.
MVP and MVP runner-up, Stephen Curry and James Harden, grace the cover of NBA 2K16 along with Anthony Davis, who just had a breakout year that had him in the MVP conversation for much of the regular season, before the race was pretty much whittled down to Curry and Harden. The game will also feature direction from Spike Lee, who took charge of the MyCareer mode, which is quickly beoming the 2K franchise’s most popular draw.
It’s only the second time the game has featured three cover athletes on the same cover. In 2012, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were all cover stars, but they each had their own individual covers.
After leading the Pelicans to their first playoff appearance in years coach, Monty Williams has been fired after 5 seasons. New Orleans went 45-37 and claimed the last playoff spot in the West Conference this past season. They were eventually swept by the Golden State Warriors in the first found. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that Pelicans executive Mickey Loomis stated.
“Making a decision like this is never easy and is never done hastily, especially when you are dealing with a person of Monty Williams’ character. We thanked Monty for the tremendous work and commitment he made to our organization and development of our young players, specifically Anthony Davis, (Loomis).”
Williams went 173-221 with two playoff appearances in five seasons with the team. He had one year left on his deal. Coaches that the team might be interested in include Scott Brooks and Tom Thibodeau.
As the 2014-15 NBA regular season comes to an end, there’s still one lingering question, who is going to be this years Most Valuable Player? In previous NBA MVP races, there have been two likely winners, in other years there’s often one unanimous winner. This MVP race, however, is much too close to call. This year’s candidates for the NBA’s most prestigious individual award are Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Lebron James, and Anthony Davis, and you can make a valid argument for each player, as to why they should be named this year’s MVP.
Should it be Stephen Curry, since his Golden State Warriors have the best record in the league, or should it be James Harden for carrying his Rockets without Dwight Howard? LeBron left South Beach for a second stint with Cleveland, and his Cavaliers sit comfortably as the Eastern Conference’s #2 seed, hoping to make a championship run in the playoffs, while the Heat–just one year removed from an NBA Finals appearance–need a miracle just to play postseason basketball this time around. Davis and Westbrook are the two fringe candidates, and one of their hopes will coming crashing down within a week, considering only one of their teams will sneak into the Western Conference playoffs as the #8 seed. Though they’ve both enjoyed ridiculous years statistically, whoever’s team is left out of the playoffs will have to watch their name will be pulled from MVP consideration, as there has never been an MVP whose team did not make the playoffs.
We’ve built a case for why each player has a real case to win this year’s 2014-15 NBA MVP award. Let us know if you agree or disagree.
-Darius Hawkins (@Dee_Hawkie)
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