So you know that whole NBA 2K20 video game tournament that the NBA helped organize and is scheduled to air on Friday? The one that was literally announced 24 hours ago? Well, it’s already turning into must-see TV.
During a live stream on Tuesday night, Ronnie Singh, a.k.a. Ronnie 2K – who is basically the face of the NBA2K franchise – was caught calling former Kentucky player and current Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins a “d–k”.
“Cousins is such a d–k like I can see him being like ‘I don’t wanna f—–g do this’,” Singh said without knowing he was live streaming at the time. “Not to mention his matchup would be annoyed too.”
DeMarcus Cousins is going to throw Ronnie 2K into the Sun pic.twitter.com/051Hh96Mzm
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) March 31, 2020
Cousins took to Twitter to post his response.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) April 1, 2020
What made this even juicier was Ronnie 2K’s apology tweet basically begging Cousins not to drop out of the tournament so he doesn’t lose his job.
Bro in a moment of work stress, I said something super dumb that wasn’t at all how I feel about you. My bad & I sincerely apologize. Let’s have some fun starting this weekend, bring the action and see if you can be crowned champ
— Ronnie 2K 2K20 (@Ronnie2K) April 1, 2020
ESPN will air the NBA 2K20 tournament on Friday starting at 7 p.m. Cousins has been tabbed as an 11-seed and will face Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond in the first round. That is if Cousins can receive the proper equipment in time or if he even wants to continue at this point. Honestly, I hope he does, and I hope there is video of Cousins and Ronnie 2K interacting through a Zoom chat and Cousins destroys him.
But as always on April 1, consider that maybe this is all an elaborate April Fool’s joke? Or a marketing ploy to drive ratings? Either way, I’m in. I am desperate for content.