Phoenix Suns Reveal Unique Solution to Keep Fans Entertained Amidst NBA Shutdown

Published 03/14/2020, 6:15 AM EDT


With the NBA season cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the basketball community was left with almost nothing to looks forward to. However, the Phoenix Suns have come up with an amusing idea so that they can keep entertaining their fans amidst the situation.

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Phoenix Suns: The show must go on

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the season will be suspended for at least 30 days, due to the fast-spreading Coronavirus. This announcement came after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

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This meant that the playoffs were cancelled. Many players and fans alike reacted negatively to the news. However, it was necessary to take this action as the virus is contagious.

Now, it has been reported that the Phoenix Suns declared prior to the commissioner’s announcement that the games will go on, virtually. The team will do so via a simulation called NBA 2k.

 

 

NBA 2K is a series of basketball sports simulation video games. These are developed and released annually since 1999. The premise of each game in the series is to echo the National Basketball Association.

The Suns will be the first NBA team to continue the 2019-20 season on NBA 2K20.

The season isn’t over yet…

We will continue to play the Suns season games on @NBA2K!

Saturday’s game will be moved to tomorrow. Join us live on @Twitch as we take on the @dallasmavs! pic.twitter.com/745QIuvCMc

— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 13, 2020

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The Phoenix Suns will play against the Dallas Mavericks in NBA 2K20. The game is scheduled on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the team’s Twitch channel.

Professional NBA 2K player Antonio Saldivar will play for the Suns. The Mavs’ gaming brand ambassador, Lawrence “Buddy” Norman will be on the other side.

Fans are set to be without their favourite basketball franchises for at least a month. One can only wait to see whether any other teams will follow suit and drop content for their supporters to enjoy.

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All the major American sports leagues are either suspended or are considering a delay. Most of them have their own respective video games. They may follow the Suns in terms of keeping the fans entertained as well.

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