You’re seeing the NBA 2k17 advertisements all over the SB Nation sites this Friday because NBA 2k17 early release was at midnight before the initial release date of Sept. 20.
Did you get it? Are you going to buy it?
This is not another paid-for ad. I was not asked to write this. I just want to know who’s going to be playing and I didn’t want to pass up the chance to point out that Andre Drummond is in the main image and he’s wearing a bathrobe in the video. (I also find it kind of weird that LeBron James and Stephen Curry are not featured, but Kyrie Irving is alongside two of Curry’s teammates, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.)
You probably have been hearing about this game a lot recently with several player ratings leaking all over the internet. Andre Drummond is an 87 (out of 100), Tobias Harris is 78, Ishmael Smith — which took me way too long to realize is Ish Smith — received the same rating as Stanley Johnson at 75.
Here are their reactions:
Here it is! Thank you @Ronnie2K and the @NBA2K family for my sneak peek! pic.twitter.com/EqG59moa4t— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummondd) August 23, 2016
S/o to @ronnie2k @nba2k pic.twitter.com/ny1qNpvW5v— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) August 27, 2016
This what the fans been waiting for!!! Thanks @Ronnie2K for the screenshot can't wait to play @NBA2K graphics crazy! pic.twitter.com/l4yBj9SxBK— Ishmael Smith (@ishsmith) September 2, 2016
@Ronnie2K @NBA2K pic.twitter.com/pGATnzD4QF— NINO BROWN (@iAmSJ) August 26, 2016
PistonPowered added that Reggie Jackson will be an 82 and found several other former Pistons’ ratings — like Jodie Meeks (74), Brandon Jennings (75), Jonas Jerebko (73), and Spencer Dinwiddie (69 ... nice).
Why is Andre Drummond wearing a bathrobe in the video ad?
Let me know your gamer thoughts in the comments below.