Every year a sports video game is released the first thing I like to do is use my favorite team. I have to admit, it has not been fun to use the Los Angeles Lakers on NBA since 2K13. Even though the team did not do well, having Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard in the starting lineup was fun. This was definitely a time where the video game team was better than the real life team. But on 2K19, the Lakers have their young core which includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma partnered with their newly acquired mega-star, LeBron James who is joined with veterans such as Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley. Believe it or not, you can win with these guys!
The past two years I picked the Lakers in MyGM mode with the mindset of rebuilding the team. I knew I would not compete for a championship unless I played every game. And going online? Forget about it. While the Warriors are still the best team (thanks Kevin Durant for ruining NBA 2K) I don’t mind picking the Lakers on any game mode against anyone and actually believing I have a chance. It feels good to actually be able to once again use my favorite team. Thank LeBron!