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Are WNBA players coming to NBA 2K20’s MyTeam mode?

Speculation continues over NBA 2K20’s MyTeam mode

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In this Sept. 6, 2017 file photo, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) talks with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) during the second half of a WNBA basketball playoff game in Tempe, Ariz.


Social media continues to speculate that NBA 2K20 will add WNBA players to the game’s MyTeam mode on Friday, representing the first time female basketball players made the fantasy mode.

NBA 2K20 has a specific mode called MyTeam in which gamers create fantasy NBA lineups and compete online or offline, completing challenges along the way.

Each week, NBA 2K releases new “packs” — similar to trading card packs — full of new player cards of different colors and styles, each with a variety of attributes and skill levels. Packs can be bought with in-game currency — called MyTeam points — or VC (virtual currency), which can be bought with real money.

On Thursday, several social media posts on Reddit — and a YouTube video from popular MyTeam 2K expert DBG — suggested that a glitch in the game showed a recently-released Jerry West with a picture of WNBA player — Kayla McBride of the Las Vegas Aces.

Rumored players to be in the release include Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, Dearica Hamby and McBride.

The social media posts question whether or not NBA 2K would release the WNBA in new packs on Friday, considering the game often releases new packs before the weekend. A few weeks back, NBA 2K20 added LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Cole Anthony and other undrafted NBA stars into the game, as USA Today reported.

NBA 2K did not respond to a request for comment when asked if the game would add WNBA stars to the MyTeam mode.

NBA 2K20 added the WNBA into the game in the offline mode for the first time in September 2019, giving fans a chance to compete as the WNBA athletes, as I wrote about for Deseret.com.

Should the MyTeam mode addition happen, it would allow female and male athletes to compete against each other in a mixed mode.