Ever have one of those games in NBA 2K when you’re just in the zone, firing and hitting on all cylinders, doing virtually nothing wrong and everything right, as you beat your opponent into embarrassing submission?
Well, Hassan Whiteside has—as recently as Tuesday, in fact. Except he didn’t get to finish it:
Hot damn, Whiteside sounds genuinely exasperated/heated/heartbroken. In his own words, he “went crazy” and the dude he was playing just quit, mid-match presumably, once he realized that all attempts to hack it with Whiteside’s craziness would be futile.
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To which I, along with the rest of you, must say: Shame on you, Anonymous User. Shame. On. You. Whiteside already sounds leery of playing others in 2K, because he views the civilian video-game population as a bunch of no-good, scared-senseless quitters. And you, Anonymous User, proved him right. Now you’ve probably ruined all future hypothetical 2K sparrings with Whiteside for the rest of us.
And those matchups are the dream. Who among us hasn’t longed to stumble into a 2K game against Whiteside, equal parts scared and excited, only to beat him at his own grind and become his go-to 2K buddy? I know I have.
Okay, I haven’t. I don’t actually play 2K. I buy it every year with the intention of playing it, but my few precious moments of free time throughout the week are spent stuffing my face, catching up on TV shows and dreading the imminent end to said precious moments of free time. But I was trying to prove a point, so roll with it. And that point still stands.
Chances were slim to begin with that you would meet Whiteside in the NBA 2K world. Now they’re damn near nonexistent, all because Anonymous User, barring some sort of real-life emergency that forced him out of action, doesn’t care about your 2K hopes and ambitions.