The NBA season is officially underway as a doubleheader tipped off Tuesday night. It brought the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers under the spotlight as LeBron goes for a fifth title this season. It also featured the debut of Brooklyn Nets stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, as well as one of the top rookie picks, James Wiseman. As the season is now going, NBA 2K21 predictions have arrived via simulation for the top award winners.
NBA 2K21 predictions: Luka, LeBron win MVP Awards
In 2019-20, NBA fans saw the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo capture a second-straight league MVP Award, which outraged LeBron fans. However, LeBron had the last word as he captured a fourth NBA title and the NBA Finals MVP award. Meanwhile, Luka Doncic, who many felt was the frontrunner for MVP early in the season sort of vanished from the conversation.
As far as NBA 2K21 predictions go, it’s looking like a repeat is on the way in terms of the NBA champions. The basketball simulation offers up a Lakers vs. Bucks Final this time around, with LeBron and the Lakers winning it 4-1. LeBron is also predicted to take home another NBA Finals MVP Award to add to his trophy collection.
As far as the award winners go, the NBA 2K21 sim is showing Luka Doncic will grab the season’s MVP Award, which seems fitting. He’s been on quite a trajectory ever since joining the league several seasons ago. Meanwhile, newcomer LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets will wind up winning the Rookie of the Year as the No. 3 pick.
Giannis will fail to capture a third MVP Award or the NBA Championship, but will win another Defensive Player of the Year Award. The Brooklyn Nets, who looked impressive in their opening night contest, will have the season’s Sixth Man Award winner. Spencer Dinwiddie will take home that honor, per the NBA 2K21 predictions.
Video game celebrates return of NBA season
With the arrival of the new season, there were not only NBA 2K21 predictions, but various in-game promotions. NBA 2K released a promotional hype video ahead of the season opener games on Tuesday, showcasing the basketball game at its best.
Meanwhile, they dropped several new pieces of content in game for NBA 2K21 MyTeam. That included a 91 OVR Amythest Jrue Holiday card as part of the NBA is Back Agenda Group. Earning Jrue is part of 15 cards that gamers need to complete a set for Galaxy Opal Baron Davis.
A free NBA 2K21 Locker Code also dropped, giving gamers a shot at a 92 OVR Diamond Ja Morant. He’ll begin his NBA season on Wednesday night as the Grizzlies host the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis. Gamers could also win a consumables pack or another Amethyst Player with the code below.
After the Brooklyn Nets completed their dismantling of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday evening, it brought a new NBA 2K21 challenge. In the Opening Night Nets Moments Challenge, gamers need to put seven Nets players in their lineup to go up against the Warriors. All that’s needed is a win, and that will earn an 89 OVR Ruby Caris LeVert card.
Just like the Jrue Holiday card above, gamers will need the LeVert card as part of the set of 15 for GO Baron Davis. Most likely, a lot more content will be on the way as more NBA games take place in the coming days, including Christmas Day. What sorts of gifts might NBA 2K21 have in store for fans?
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