Video games were the first thing Cook had in his mind to bide time inside the bubble in Orlando. In an interview with NBA.com before traveling to Orlando, Cook said gaming stuff would be the first thing he would be packing. It was not just him but his fellow players Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee, and Kyle Kuzma, Cook said, enjoyed playing video games.
“The first thing I’m packing is my gaming stuff because we have a 36-hour or maybe more quarantine,” Cook said. “I play Madden and 2K, and AD just told me to download (Call of Duty) War Zone, which is what everybody plays: AD, JaVale, and Kuz. But we’re a very close team so we’ll find ways, whether it’s playing cards or whatever. Guys will do something. This team is extremely close.”
And when LeBron James joins, you cannot keep the crowd far away. Such has been the popularity of the King over the years. He was already popular at the time of the 2003 NBA Draft when he came into the league. It didn’t take long for him to become a superstar player. During the last decade, many started considering him as one of the all-time greatest players in the league. James is a 16-time All-Star in his 17-year career and it is not surprising to see people wanting to watch him control his virtual self.
To add to it Anthony Davis himself is a first-overall draft pick and his combination with James this season has been worth watching. Cook tweeted on Sunday saying the arrival of two of his teammates has crashed the NBA 2K servers.
The Lakers resume their campaign on July 30 with a game against their local rivals Los Angeles Clippers.