NBA 2K20 Update Honors Kobe Bryant

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As sports fans across the world continue to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, many outlets are commemorating #24. From the crowds gathered outside the Staple Center to SportsCenter anchors sharing personal stories, Kobe’s impact stretched far and wide. While most remember Kobe for his actions on the court, 2K Games is celebrating Kobe’s life through gaming. In a recent tweet, 2K Games revealed that a NBA 2K20 update would honor Bryant’s passing.

Press Release

A 2K Games representative explained to The Hollywood Reporter the impact that Bryant had on the game.

Along with the rest of the world, we are shocked and devastated by the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. He has been an inspiration on and off the court to us all, and a valued partner to 2K for many years. We’re inspired and heartened by the ways the 2K player community are rallying together and honoring Kobe — including parades, custom jerseys, intentional 24 second shot clock violations, and dedicated streams.

-2K Games

While Kobe headlined the cover of 2K10 a decade ago, he also was an annual contributor to the game. While NBA players and owners retired #24 to honor Bryant, 2K Games created an update to NBA 2K20. During the opening loading screen post-update, the game provides a solemn tribute to the Laker legend. Fans of 2K can honor Kobe by installing the 2K20 update. But fair warning: the opening sequence of the game post-update might move you to tears.


But we want to know what you think. If you own NBA 2K20, have you seen the new update? As both a sports fan and video game player, what did Kobe Bryant mean to you? Let us know in the comments section below or the social media links to the right. In addition, “like” or “follow” our Facebook and Twitter page to stay up to date with all the latest news in the gaming industry. Until next time, Cheers!

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