• NBA 2K League Begins with Inaugural Draft

    The inaugural NBA 2K League Draft took place Wednesday at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After narrowing the field of potential draftees from 72,000 down to 102, the draft saw each of the 17 NBA-affiliated teams draft the six players to complete their roster. In a pre-draft press conference, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called the 2K League the "fourth league in our family," join the NBA, WNBA, and G-League.

    The top overall pick was Artreyo "Dimez" Boyd, selected by Mavs Gaming, the Dallas' Mavericks NBA 2K League team. Players drafted in the first round will earn $35,000, while the other draftees will be paid $32,000. The league will consist of a 12-week season complete with players living in their representive NBA cities and traveling to New York for league match-ups.

    Silver also noted in the pre-draft press conference that he was disappointed by the fact that "there are no women who are in the initial draft pool." Per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, Silver and league head of diversity and inclusion Oris Stuart 'have created a task force aiming to have a pool of female competitors to participate in next year's draft.'

    Continue on to watch the pre-draft press conference and NBA 2K League Draft.

    NBA 2K League Draft Press Conference featuring Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner; Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive; and Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League:

    The complete NBA 2K League draft can be seen where (while available):

    View complete draft results here.
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      cdj -
      I don't know when or if it will be streamed, but the first NBA 2K League event will be taking place today.

      While the weekly regular-season games won’t begin until May, there will be a tournament this Friday to kick things off. The NBA 2K League Draft Clash will take place on April 6 – just two days after the draft – and it will feature 10 of the league’s top picks. The Draft Clash will include some of the best and most popular 2K players that the league has to offer, giving fans a sort of All-Star showcase before the start of the season to get them excited for what’s to come. It seems this will be the first of the league’s three in-season tournaments that will pay out a large cash prize to each of the players on the winning team.