Over the past few years, my interest in the NBA 2K franchise has waxed and waned. That has less to do with the quality of the series, though, and rather my fondness for the real-life product. With the NBA
getting stuck in the relentless slog known as Cavaliers
for the past four years, it’s been tough sledding at times. Things feel different this year, though, even if Golden State
remains the team to beat. LeBron is on the Lakers
, the Process has improbably become trustworthy, and my beloved Hawks
are trying to become relevant. All that and more has provided enough intrigue for me to step back on the court for NBA 2K19.
As both a yearly release and 2K Games
’ major cash cow, it would be ridiculous to expect the gameplay to completely change from year to year. As such, if you are at all familiar with past iterations,