The Toronto Raptors took the basketball world by storm this year. The underdog franchise became NBA champions, and it seemed like we had finally earned the respect of the league. However, some would say that the latest NBA 2K20 trailer proves otherwise.
NBA 2K is a video game that has solidified itself as a favourite among gamers and basketball fans alike. The most recent installment of NBA 2K20 released its first trailer this Thursday and guess which team was barely featured?
The trailer, which is just over a minute long, is full of exciting moments, but none of them focus on this year’s champions. To be completely fair, the Raptors do make a brief appearance in the trailer. But they get dunked on by Kawhi Leonard in a Clippers jersey. Ouch.
The Next is Now 😤 2K20 Gameplay is here with familiar faces in new places. Experience #NBA2K20 for the first time o… https://t.co/gzPisqZye9— NBA 2K (@NBA 2K)1564668684.0
As you can imagine, Raptors fans were less than pleased with the trailer. Some even bashed the game for disrespecting the NBA champions:
Can someone tell me how the raptors are the nba champions but didn't make it into the @NBA2K trailer cause I'm not… https://t.co/wmUr2JLNB6— goated2elite🤴🏿 (@goated2elite🤴🏿)1564759795.0
@NBA2K Aye that's just disrespectful 2k how you gonna not put the raptors in the trailer except one shot of Kawhi taking a man's life 😭— Captain Zidgel Tryna Rematch OchoCinco (@Captain Zidgel Tryna Rematch OchoCinco)1564758258.0
@WoodleySean The guy who runs NBA 2K. A trailer went out last night basically for the new game and the raptors (def… https://t.co/iMSQpcfjzt— MorganEyesOnly (@MorganEyesOnly)1564756643.0
I don't even play 2K but NBA 2k20 trailer has me feeling some type of way.. #Raptors— PBNJ (@PBNJ)1564755622.0
@NBA2K didn’t put the Raptors in the trailer because they literally lost all relevancy once Leonard left 🤦🏽♂️😂— BEECHIE🐐 (@BEECHIE🐐)1564751678.0
I'm just taking in the way the 2k trailer dissed the raptors ... 2019 NBA champions 🤦🏽♂️ #fixup #raptors #2k20— Monkey D. Luffy (@Monkey D. Luffy)1564743630.0
I mean it’s one thing to barely feature the championship-winning team in the trailer, but fans think the Kawhi bit is just plain insulting. There's even a shot of Kawhi and Paul George rubbing shoulders.
Raptors Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam responded to the trailer, reminding everyone that despite what it shows, they're "still the champs":
https://t.co/moVRdIB5LX https://t.co/frYRsqD7ti— Toronto Raptors (@Toronto Raptors)1564767636.0
Hopefully, the game’s debut trailer doesn’t represent how the Raptors will be featured in the game. NBA 2K20 is scheduled to come out Friday, Sept. 6, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.