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NBA 2K21 Cover Star Damian Lillard Reveals His Issues With the Game

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NBA 2K21 Cover Star Damian Lillard Reveals His Issues With the Game

NBA 2K21 released on the 4th of September to a tepid reaction. While fans have appreciated the changes to multiplayer modes like MyTeam and the neighbourhood, single-player modes are neglected. MyLeague and MyGM continue to remain virtually unchanged. The game feels like just a cosmetic upgrade from NBA 2K20. Nothing is different. Well, not nothing.

While the game is similar, there is one major tweak. Fans have complained about the lack of a skill gap in the game for a long time. The simulation-style made the game feel like just a combination of shot odds. To fix this, 2K changed the shot meter. The new shot meter isn’t as easy to use, as you not only have to time your shot but also give it direction. The change was lambasted during the demo, but it doesn’t seem like it was patched out.

Now, the cover star of the current gen, Damian Lillard has tweeted expressing his dissatisfaction with the new shot meter.

NBA 2K21 to have a patched shot meter?

The shot meter has sparked up a storm in the 2K community. While many are extremely upset at how hard it has become to shoot, others are saying it’s a welcome change. Players that have gotten sick of constantly random odds of shots dropping will enjoy the extra bit of control over their shot with the new shooting system. However, it makes the game almost impossible for casual players who won’t bother learning how to shoot for just occasional games here and there.

Even Ronnie2K addressed the concerns with the shot meter, and seemed to indicate that the meter will stay the same. He seemingly stood by the decision and confirmed that it was an addition to increase the skill gap at the more competitve level

Even though the shooting has been criticized, people have bought the game in droves. 2K servers were heavy on day one, but it will normalize through the week. Offline players can just stick to playing NBA 2K20, as there is nothing new that the game offers for them. However, the new Neighbourhood and MyTeam systems incentivizes online players to hop on the new game, even though the real upgrades come with the next gen.

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“I Am Not Putting Anything Past Them”: Former Nuggets Player Weighs In On Team’s Chances Against Lakers

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"I Am Not Putting Anything Past Them": Former Nuggets Player Weighs In On Team's Chances Against Lakers

The Western Conference duel between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets is nearing its end. With the Lakers being the heavy favorites to win it all, this Denver team is different from their previous opponents.

The Nuggets are on a mission and they refuse to go down. It was on full display both against the Clippers and Jazz, when they overcame a 3-1 deficit on both occasions. Making them the only team in the history of the NBA to accomplish this feat in a single playoff run.

Many are wondering, can this Nuggets team upset the Lakers as well? Former Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay discussed the very question with NBA analyst Scoop B on the Scoop B show.

“I’m not putting nothing past them. Everybody was thinking that the Clippers were going to go ahead and do their thing to them. But, and the reason why I say this is because I know those guys personally. Like, if I didn’t know ‘em, I would’ve been like whatever. But I know them and I know the drive that they have. I know that they wanna win and like, they’re going to play hard regardless.

“You KNOW Jokic is going to have the ball, you KNOW Murray is going to have the ball; you KNOW ‘Bron and AD are going to have the ball, but now it’s other people stepping up even if those guys have an off game, just other people stepping up and coming up big.”

The Lakers could have gone up 3-0 in the series and push the Nuggets on the brink of elimination. Instead, the Nuggets took one game from the Lakers, and the series is now 2-1. Maybe this Denver team has the potential to make it all the way to finals after all?

Should the Lakers be worried after Game 3 loss?

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of game three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Talking from the perspective of the purple and gold, they must be a little worried after losing Game 3 in the WCF. In fact, the Nuggets flat out outplayed LA and gave fans another memorable game in this postseason run.

However, the Lakers’ two superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis are terrific players and amazing leaders. They just need to put the previous game in the past and focus on bouncing back in Game 4.

If they come out prepared and don’t take this matchup lightly then the Lakers have a better chance to come out of the west.

What do you think? Will the Nuggets upset the Lakers? Or will LA go up 3-1 in the series on Tuesday night?

Aikansh Chaudhary


A vivid follower of Basketball, Cricket, and Football. Started writing as a passion now it is my bread and butter.

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Charles Leclerc on Why Lewis Hamilton Equalling Michael Schumacher’s Records Is a Bittersweet Moment for F1

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The better driver at Ferrari this season is Charles Leclerc. Vettel is having a rough patch at Prancing Horse, no doubt. However, the conditions are unsuitable for him. Ferrari has been paying more attention to Leclerc, considering the fact that he is the ‘man of the future’. Leclerc is on his way following in the steps of his inspiration, Lewis Hamilton.

Leclerc on Lewis Hamilton aiming for Schumacher’s record

All the teams are gearing up for the weekend in Russia at the Sochi Autodrom. Amidst all the hubbub, Charles Leclerc was earlier asked about his views on Lewis Hamilton aiming for Schumacher’s record. The Monegasse’s answer melted hearts.

“Lewis deserved this record. He was extremely consistent over the past few years and always fought for top positions. On the one hand, it is of course sad that Michael’s record is being set, but Lewis has worked for it and I’m happy for him if he should make it.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 24, 2020 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Charles Leclerc has looked up to Lewis Hamilton for racing. The Mercedes champion is an idol for Leclerc. So much so he inspires his lifestyle to be like Hamilton. Recently, he expressed his wish to have a fashion brand as Hamilton does.

“I have spoken to Lewis very briefly [about fashion], congratulated him for his new collection. He’s doing a great job with the brand, and I quite like what he’s doing. It’s definitely something I’d like to do further down the road.” Leclerc announced to F1’s official website

Read More Bubba Wallace Pays Tribute as Lewis Hamilton Features in the Elusive Time 100 List

Ferrari had an unfortunate Sunday at Mugello again!

Leclerc was further questioned about his weekend at Mugello. The team along with the racers had a pleasing Saturday. However, their Sunday was nothing different from other race days. Though Leclerc had gathered some speed, others soon overtook him.

“It always feels very good to be a Ferrari driver, especially when the race is a home game. But the performance wasn’t what we wanted it to be, and it’s difficult right now. I had a good Saturday, which was great, but on Sunday it was a lot more difficult.”

As Charles pointed out, the performance felt 10 times worse because it was at home. The Ferrari chief has said that Ferrari is having a tough time, but it will soon regain its colossal form. I’m sure we will have to wait longer than expected for that.

Read More “Let’s See” – What Max Verstappen Thinks of Lewis Hamilton Joining Red Bull

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UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa- Prediction and Analysis

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UFC 253 is almost upon us and fight fans are excited to see the promotion make their return to Fight Island. Chiefly, the main event for the pay-per-view will see Israel Adesanya square off against the Brazilian challenger in Paulo Costa. The aforementioned fight is many months in the making and both fighters will finally settle their score.

Israel Adesanya will look to defend his gold strap for the second time this calendar year on September 26, 2020. He faced off against Yoel Romero in his first defence after Costa suffered a bicep injury. Although the fight against Yoel was lacklustre, to say the least, the upcoming main event at UFC 253 will be anything but.

The most prominent narrative heading into the fight is the sheer stylistic enigma that the Middleweight bout provides. The fight is expected to play out on the feet and takedown attempts seem far from likely. What’s more, the fight has been touted to be a lock for “Fight of the Year” by UFC boss Dana White.

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya [19-0] is a high-level counter striker with an extensive background of around 80 kickboxing fights. Additionally, he has managed to integrate takedown defence, submission attempts from the guard and the like into his arsenal. In a fight with a pressuring Costa, “The Last Stylebender” is sure to play off his back-foot and look to keep the fight at range. Not to mention, Paulo Costa has shown weakness to a powerful jab when he faced Uriah Hall.

The Eraser” [13-0] is sure to bring the fight to Israel Adesanya and the fight is slated to play out like a bull vs a matador. Costa swings heavy with bad intentions and has crippling power at 185-pounds. Not to mention, he usually enters the cage come Fight Night in the 215-pound range. He is a force in the starting moments and is a dangerous campaigner early in the fight.

Furthermore, Paulo Costa has shown that he’s willing to absorb punishment in order to dish it out. He will be expected to trade in the pocket and being tentative is seemingly not in his vocabulary. However, his cardio as the fight progresses will certainly be a point of concern. Paulo Costa is susceptible to a counter shot especially as he hasn’t always exhibited defensive responsibility.

There is no room for error when facing a veteran striker like Adesanya and Paulo Costa’s bullish tenacity could be his undoing.

Prediction: Israel Adesanya to claim a fourth-round TKO finish

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