NBA 2K17 My Career is the closest any basketball fan can get to playing in the NBA. The rich and immersive gameplay makes any player feel like they’re really in the middle of the fiasco. Yet in all this, one mode is missing — the option to play a woman. Will this ever happen in the future?
Many call basketball a man’s game, but if the WNBA has proven anything, women can play ball. Yes, they can. Think of Maya Moore, Sue Bird, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Swin Cash — these women know more about basketball (not to mention, play better) than a ton of other men in different pro leagues around the world. So why the gender bias, 2K?
Women in NBA
In recent years, the NBA has been building a reputation for championing gender equality. It’s Lean In Together advertisements have clearly showed that the league wants to be all embracing — regardless the gender and definitely regardless the race.
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have also been doing well in advocating this aim. The league is celebrating it’s 20th year this 2016, and it ams to further establish women’s basketball as an accepted and ever-growing athletic event.
NBA 2K17 My Career: Where are the Women?
While most gamers are probably male, and even more men play NBA 2K17 game modes, still there’s no denying that female gamers and NBA 2K players are growing in number. As women’s basketball proliferate, more and more young girls and grown women would like to see their counterparts on the video game. To play as themselves on NBA 2K My Career mode.
Will it happen at NBA 2K17 My Career? Probably not. But DLC and updates are delivered every month, so 2K Sports has enough time to make this happen.
Will there be gamers wanting to play a female character on a video game? Heck, yes! If Lara Croft can do it, then female basketball gamers can. I can only imagine how exciting it would be for a female gamer playing her own self on NBA 2K17 My Career. That would be the ultimate gender equality milestone.
So, calling on 2K Sports: NBA 2K17 release date is set for tomorrow, Sept 16; make every lady ballers’ dream come true. Bring WNBA to NBA 2K17 My Career.