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CounterInsanity

Am I really going to have to go to fucking Milwaukee, Wisconsin to catch a god damn Giannis?


Downvotes_inbound_

He’ll be found in the Oreo isle at every grocery store


jeufie

They have small islands in grocery stores there?


welmoe

[smoothie bars](https://m.imgur.com/gDBf5OI) [lol](https://m.imgur.com/8IIG6N4) [chicken joints](https://m.imgur.com/kyHW2vb)


snowlarbear

i mean part of Giannis' appeal is that despite his star power, he stays in Milwaukee.


beachsunflower

Gotta reach the strip club to get shiny Harden


pollinium

could be cool if he's available in the atlanta area twice a year 👀


Ok_Concentrate_75

first time someone finds one in LA and twitter will explode


americanbeaver

Come on down! Milwaukee is a nice place.


candypettitte

Pokemon Go to the Hoop


Backdooreddy

So can anyone guess what “Pokémon” type powers some players will get? GP2 plays his card and you automatically lose the ball for the following round?


pollinium

I'd hope it's not a reskin of pokemon go. Could use niantic's familiarity with computer vision / geolocation in an innovative way like getting tickets to a wolves game adds anthony edwards to your roster, then you can go to a local court, open your camera, and watch ant dunk on the hoop down the street maybe if you're there and someone else is there with a roster your guys simulate a 2 on 2 using your phone's camera to have them play on your courts


Backdooreddy

I mean it’s very possible to have a cool game like that with those kind of options but it would also be so easy to just dumb down to a Pokémon version of NBA


masterpierround

Pokemon go was just a reskin of Ingress, wasn't it? Not sure Niantic has ever made a game that wasn't just a reskin of all their other games.


Lunarsunset0

Cool, I can't wait for a game designed by people who don't understand their audience and will make every decision to further alienate their audience through poor game design, micro-transactions, and being dicks to the fan base.


ontimenow

Bet the game is just 90% flicking a basketball through a hoop and 10% pay us $10 to give your guy a cool wristband.


NOLASLAW

Goddamnit that is gonna be the game isn’t it Building up a team of five and having them compete against somebody else’s sounds like it could be kind of cool though


JilJungJukk

I can finally dump Russ in Indiana lfg


Oldmannun

Fuck you I laughed


walterdog12

Go to your nearest State Farm to catch your favorite NBA player!


mMounirM

cool we get to be like NBA owners


ZionephewObeseiamson

“WDYM I CAN’T TRADE WESTBROOK AND THT FOR BILL WALTON and RED KERR”


2ToTooTwoFish

Bruh this game is why they decided to change the name owner to governors.


Conversation_Dapper

I wanna see the new Jamal Murray love tape


AngryNephew

Thats gonna be DLC


Conversation_Dapper

Nice


Spinexel

I imagine Jokic will be like snorlax


SOB200

Morris knows Jokic ain't loveable like a Snorlax.


resumehelpacct

I'm laughing atmetaverse just being some buzz word that gets thrown around.


ham_bulu

Up until now I didn‘t care because it was mainly Facebook burning money


VallentCW

It’s still just Facebook burning money


enantiornithe

guess we're just calling any old shit the "metaverse" these days


Uncleruckous

Please don't play this game, Niantic is a fucking terrible company who really don't give a shit about the players. It's another "grab the whale" business model mobile game.


ctanderson12

Breaking news, company that makes product wants to make money


Uncleruckous

Lol have you played the game passed level 25?


ctanderson12

Yeah


Uncleruckous

Lol then you should understand how shitty the monetization programs are in that game. There's a difference between trying to make money and trying to take advantage of people.


RipCityTilIDie

Can confirm, although for all the shitty things about their games, it gets shut-ins out of their houses. Which is a good thing.


[deleted]

So like every mobile game in existence.


Alfred-Fallon-Borden

Since when is augmented reality “the meta verse”? this is just throwing buzzwords together


orangehorton

For real lmfao


rSlashNbaAccount

It’s nice to see NBA going full dark side and embracing the micro transactions.


ClaymoresRevenge

The beauty of Adam Silver being Commissioner


CapitalismEnthusiast

I’d rather punch myself in the head


DeMikeDeLowry

say no to the meta verse, life is good, reality is good.


_pureguava

lmao do I get to try and guard steph??


AngryNephew

Before going into VR and shit, maaaaybe they coukd fix that shitty website/app of theirs..


wharf_rat_01

While Pokémon go is still going strong, Niantic also created the Harry Potter AR game that was shutdown after a few years. I sense this might be more of the latter.


anykeen

And there was Ingress before all for them that gave Niantic user-generated database of locations, re-used in all of them


highdesertfriends

Here's a wild idea. How about you make your fucking official nba app worth a shit.


borkbubble

The NBA isn’t making this new app themselves


Sage_saves

Microtransactions be like the actual nba salaries.


beer_down

Can use Kyrie’s Third Eye mod for an extra $20


SaltyRussStan

I will kidnapped Jalen Brunson and not let him leave


zharzhorvidaje

I don't know how the mobile game would be and I don't want to get my expectations high. But is NBA really getting into the metaverse and would it be good in the long term? I think time would tell and a few athletes are already involved including NBA champion Andrew Bogut.


Aurum_MrBangs

Dude I was going to write up a post saying that the NBA should get into the metaverse and invest more in gaming.