As we approach the highly anticipated September 19th release of NBA 2K18, 2K Sports has revealed that Lonzo Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball, will be featured in the revamped “MyCareer” mode.
2K shared a screengrab of what appears to be words of encouragement, and trash talk, that you’ll be receiving from LaVar as you take the journey from unproven rookie to NBA superstar.
— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) September 6, 2017
It shows LaVar sending messages like “THIS WISDOM COMES FROM THE LIPS OF ZEUS TO MORTAL EARS” and “A ROOKIE IN NAME ONLY. HE’S BEEN BALLING AT ALL-NBA LEVEL SINCE HE WAS A SINGLE STRAND OF DNA.”
The Zeus line is from the night Lonzo was drafted No. 2 by the Lakers. He told ESPN, “I told you. From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker.”
Additionally, LaVar will be included in the social media feed and he’ll criticize you if you’re not a Big Baller.
NBA 2K18 has LaVar Ball on the social media feed in MyCAREER mode. pic.twitter.com/cEZ8bQOJNE
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) September 2, 2017
2K Sports’ NBA 2K18 will be available on September 15th for those who pre-order, and September 19th for everyone else.