The NBA 2K franchise has been the choice for basketball gamers for the better part of the last decade. The love and care the NBA 2K developers put in to making that game look and feel as close to real NBA basketball as humanly possible has earned them a ton of respect in basketball circles. But despite how good 2K sports makes NBA 2K every year, developing on the cutting edge of video game simulation has its inevitable drawbacks. Fortunately for the internet, when something does go wrong in NBA 2K, we’re all winners.
I am, of course, talking about of all those amazing glitches we see pop up year after year around NBA 2K’s release date. They’ve become nearly as big a part of NBA 2K‘s popularity as the quality of the game, so think of this as more of an appreciation for 2K ‘going for it’ and less of a knock on their engineers. What they do is incredible, but sometimes things break, and the results couldn’t be more hilarious.
Without further rambling, here are the ten best NBA 2K glitches of all-time.
10. Sliding Bench
Incredible. There are certain NBA 2K glitches that revolve around NBA 2K players purposefully trying to break the game, and those are great, but these instances of NBA 2K totally caving in on itself, to me, are far more hilarious. There is no way in hell the Golden State Warriors are supposed to slide off their bench like this, but they weren’t supposed to blow a 3-1 NBA Finals lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers, either, so maybe 2K Games got this one right?
9. Hasheem Thabeet Free Throw Glitch
Is this Hasheem Thabeet’s best contribution to the NBA zeitgeist?