Charles Barkley explained in a recent interview why he is not on the NBA 2K series and what it would mean for him and others to be included.
The NBA 2K The series has always tried incredibly to include classic teams and classic players in the games. I just got a cute deal on 2k20 for Switch and started my own team. I was able to pick up Michael Jordan, Pau Gasol, Andre Kirilenko and even our hometown hero Sean Elliott. It̵
Barkley stated that it’s less about his being in the game and more about wanting to help older players who have never had the opportunity to make the money he and others have made in their careers. He wants 2K Paying these retired gamblers $ 1 million a year to capitalize on their likeness. He explained that every year the players get a “fool switch” for their performances and that every year he gets a call asking if he has changed his mind. The interview can be viewed in the video below.
Barkley has a great point. In today’s NBA, after their careers are finished, players will be set for a life as the salary cap has skyrocketed. But those 60s and 70s gamblers never made that kind of money or even had the opportunity to do so. NBA 2K hit over $ 1 billion in sales just last year, so the Hall of Famer might have a point.
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