Kevin Durant is enjoying his first offseason as an NBA champion and it sounds like he's spending some of his free time during the summer playing NBA 2K.
Durant joined "The Bill Simmons Podcast" to answer so many questions from fans it spanned two episodes. Part 2 finally dropped, which means more random tidbits from one of the NBA's biggest stars are out in the wild.
One fan wanted to know what kind of gaming Durant is enjoying this summer, and he immediately responded that he's going hard in NBA 2K right now. He's over a decade into a My GM mode save, and has been uploading proper draft classes along the way.
Surprisingly, he's not playing as the Golden State Warriors or even Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant downloaded a classic North Carolina Tar Heels team and is using them as an expansion team.
"I'm in GM mode, so when they came in I had the Tar Heels. I uploaded them from the Internet and I put them in a franchise so they're an expansion team in my GM mode. I know it's real deep, but I'm like 16 years into my GM mode and I'm making trades," Durant said.
What kinds of trades is he making? The 2K community always re-creates draft classes, allowing users a chance to play as close to the actual NBA as possible as franchise modes roll through the years. Durant decided to land the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft so he could draft a new franchise point guard for his team.
"I traded for the No. 1 pick and got Lonzo Ball, he's starting point guard for me," Durant said.
For those wondering why in the world he would be playing as the Tar Heels instead of the Texas Longhorns - the team he actually played college hoops for - he had an explanation for that as well.
"I chose Texas first as an expansion team but the jerseys were wack. I didn't feel like changing the jerseys, so I clicked over and I saw UNC and was like 'that's fire' and the blue was just like..." Durant said.
Sure, it's a little strange that Durant isn't playing as any of the teams he's ever worn a jersey for, but that's what makes NBA 2K's My GM mode so great. You can do whatever you want, and the level of customization lets the imagination run wild.
From the sounds of things, Lonzo Mania is running wild for Durant's NBA Tar Heels.News Now - Sport News