Does Zion Williamson Really Sweat That Much? Twitter Erupts Over the Newest Teaser of NBA 2K21

Published 06/12/2020, 2:55 AM EDT


On Thursday, Sony unveiled the design of the highly anticipated PS5. The newest model’s predecessor PS4 was released in 2014 and it has been a long six-year wait for avid console fans. Basketball fans also got a first look at NBA 2K21, with Zion Williamson as the highlight of the sneak peek. 

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2K Sports focuses on Zion Williamson to showcase their powerful and realistic graphics

2K Sports has been in the NBA game-making business for so many years now. We have seen a few iconic cover pictures that highlight the game’s package. Though there has been no official confirmation about the player who will replace Anthony Davis on the cover, there have been speculations that the creators may choose to honor the late Kobe Bryant by placing him on the cover. 

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In the teaser video, we can see 19-year-old Zion practicing his skills in the New Orleans Pelicans jersey. The teaser looked incredible, and the “next-gen graphics, load times, and power,” as claimed by 2K was in full visual action. We can see Zion honing his all-round skills in an empty flare filled hardwood court. 


As fans were stunned by the enthralling visuals, there was one thing that caught their unavoidable attention. The makers wanted to focus on every aspect of the game through the teaser. So, they show us a close-up of Zion’s face to boast their unreal graphics. But it gets too real here, maybe too hard to believe real. Drenched in sweat, the first pick of the 2019 NBA Draft thunderously dunks the ball into the basket at the end of the teaser. 

The creators rightfully chose Zion, who forms the next generation of stars in the NBA, as the highlight of the game’s teaser. But they might have overplayed when it comes to adding sweat glands to the players’ bodies. 

Twitter reacts to a sweaty Zion following the teaser release

Naturally, a huge event like the PS5’s unveil would garner tons of fans watching the event. Millions around the world tuned in to watch the digital-only reveal. Subsequently, the NBA 2K21 teaser was massively shared by basketball fans to display their hype over the upcoming game.

However, fans never spare anyone when they find something that irks their mind. In this case, Zion’s overflowing sweat didn’t sit well with many people and they brought it out through the platform that is very well known for troll posts. Here are a few Twitter fans who couldn’t stop themselves from trolling Zion and the creators on the latest NBA 2K teaser:

Even though the creators mentioned a line of tweaks that have been made in the upcoming version, a Twitter user posted what he feels is the only change in the game.

A user named Raddwimps posted a picture of Kawhi Leonard to express his disappointment at the creators.

 

When it comes to the world of trolling, people tend to get extra-creative to entertain the internet. To prove it here is a clip posted on Twitter mocking the creators of the NBA 2k21.

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Another user tried to match the teaser with the meme and we think he came close with his attempt. Creativity and imagination at its peak.

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Rookie Zion Williamson should feel honored to be on the teaser of a game that has been around in the market before he was born. It is no doubt that the game is going to sell millions of copies upon its release. However, online trolls can never be stopped. Here is to a lot more NBA 2K games, filled with excessive sweat.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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