Mavericks: Harrison Barnes tells Trae Young about playing with Dirk Nowitzki
Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki was a topic of conversation during Harrison Barnes versus Trae Young in the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament. See more here.
The Dallas Mavericks were not represented in the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament. The league and the video game put together a competition between 16 current NBA players to see who is the best at NBA 2K20. The first four games aired on ESPN on April 3.
There were two massive upsets in the bracket. Derrick Jones Jr. took out top-seeded Kevin Durant in the first round. Third seed Hassan Whiteside also fell to Clippers guard Patrick Beverley.
Former Maverick Harrison Barnes took part in the tournament. He played Mavs draft pick, Trae Young, in the first round. The 21-year-old All-Star used the Bucks to dominate Harrison Barnes and the Raptors.
In the fourth quarter of the virtual game, Young asked Barnes about playing with Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki. Hear the interaction below.
Barnes signed with the Mavericks in 2016. He stayed three and a half seasons until he was traded at the deadline in 2019. Fans should not be surprised that he had nothing but praise for the legend. There will never be another Dirk. Dallas was lucky to enjoy his greatness for 21 years both on and off the floor.
Deandre Ayton defeated Zach LaVine in the fourth matchup in the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Friday night. The action continues on Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. CT. with the remaining four first round games. It was a fun idea. Fans have basketball to watch even if it is only virtual.
The player interactions have been fun to hear too. Ayton asked LaVine about the dunk contest and if he would participate again. Pat Bev delivered a bit of smack talk in his win over Whiteside. It was awesome to see.
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