Don’t be mad KD! NBA 2K24 debuts sleek visuals of Suns star

Aug 8, 2023, 11:26 AM

NBA 2K is releasing screen grabs of its forthcoming title, NBA 2K24, and one Phoenix Sun looks like he means business.

Kevin Durant is definitely appears to be mean-mugging the camera in the first released footage of him for the the upcoming NBA simulation. It has led to some hot takes across the Xsphere, formerly known as the Twittersphere.

Anyway, here’s a few about the two-time NBA champion that made us chuckle:

I mean, the Thanos comparison may not be far off from 2023-24 KD. He’s on a team that’s collected stars in hopes of dominating the known universe, he needs to snap away half of the league … all to find peace in winning a championship.

That’s … not fair. Wait a minute.

(Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

One user compares KD’s new graphical rendering to his appearance in the most recent Call of Duty. Which one do you think looks better?

Visual graphics have come a long way in gaming. Specifically, advancements in technologies like ray-tracing, polygon count, the ability to manipulate light sourcing, processor speeds and motion capture have really helped athletes come to life in video games.

I mean, he could look worse.

Here’s Kevin Durant from his rookie year for the Seattle Supersonics in NBA 2K8.

Like we said, visual graphics have come a long way in gaming.

NBA 2K24 is set to be released on PS5, Xbox X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on Sept. 8.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus


Christian Walker swings in a 2-HR game against the Dodgers on July 3, 2024. (Felisa Cardenas/Arizon...

Haboob Blog

Wikipedia: Dodger Stadium is also known as Christian Walker Stadium

Christian Walker hit another home run at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, earning the park a Wikipedia entry of "Christian Walker Stadium."

17 days ago

Joe Scally of United States challenges for the ball with Maximiliano Araujo of Uruguay during the m...

Bailey Leasure

Goodyear Blimp confirms it’s not covering the USA-Uruguay game

The Goodyear Blimp's X account weighs in on the camera angles of the Copa America game between the United States and Uruguay.

19 days ago

A young pitch invader takes a selfie with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during a Group F match betwe...

Associated Press

Fans get onto field for selfies with Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s Euro 2024 match

Four fans got onto the field to get selfies with Cristiano Ronaldo during the European Championship match between Portugal and Turkey.

29 days ago

Jordan Montgomery...

Haboob Blog

Phillies fans count down Jordan Montgomery’s pitch clock in NLCS rematch vs. Diamondbacks

"3, 2, 1," Phillies fans made it abundantly clear to D-backs starter Jordan Montgomery when his pitch clock was about to expire on Friday.

29 days ago

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on from the dugout during the ninth inning ...

David Veenstra

Mentalist performs ‘magic’ on Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and pitcher Drey Jameson

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo invited a mentalist and magician to perform magic in front of his team to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.

1 month ago


Haboob Blog

Zebras at the Lovullo house? Diamondbacks’ summer party a bonding experience

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo hosted D-backs players and staff, two zebras, a llama, a cow and goats on Monday. 

1 month ago

Don’t be mad KD! NBA 2K24 debuts sleek visuals of Suns star