NBA 2K20: First Trailer And Information You Might Overlook

Game: NBA 2K20
Time: 2023-02-13
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On Thursday, 2K released the first trailer for its NBA 2K20. What do you see in the trailer? I've listed some things you might miss in this post.

NBA 2K20: First Trailer And Information You Might Overlook

The song playing in the trailer is The Seige's "Back Up." It's perfect for the visuals on the screen.

New Duos
The trailer takes a look at all the new duos around the league, with LeBron James & Anthony Davis making several appearances. The same can be said for the Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — Rockets' James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

New Facial Animations
There are several new emotes throughout the trailer. Take a look at cover athlete Anthony Davis' smirk in the thumbnail. Bradley Beal's now-famous meme pose. D'Angelo Russell with ice water in his veins in the Bay. 

Ninja Headbands
Another sharp detail that can be seen in the trailer is the addition of the new ninja headbands. The Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox started this fashion trend in the NBA last season, and others such as the Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler followed suit. In the video, you can spot the Nets' Jarrett Allen rocking his Shinobi look. It's refreshing to see NBA 2K hop on board with this as an in-game accessory only one year after it became a thing in the real NBA. 

New Russell Westbrook Rock-the-Baby Animation
While it came back to bite him in the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook's rock-the-baby animation is in the game this year.

Russell Westbrook's New Hairstyle
Westbrook's new braided fade is in as well. You might have missed it because it only shows up in one of the scenes.

Women Referees
This was revealed in the Zion Williamson trailer released earlier in the week, but the women referees can be seen in the sizzle trailer as well. WNBA, which has been added to the game in some capacity. This should be a big version for 2K in the way of equality with the WNBA headed to the game for the first time. 

Stanchion and Sideline Collisions
Toward the end of the trailer, you see cover athlete Anthony Davis collide with the basket stanchion. That's a new animation, but it makes me cringe because it reminds me of Paul George's leg injury with Team USA a few years back. 

New Wrap-Dribble into Shamgod
New Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker gives Isaiah Thomas a look at the same-hand wrap dribble into a Shamgod.

New Chicago Bulls Scoreboard
The United Center scoreboard is far more lively and authentic in this year's game.

New Block Animations
From chase-downs to chest-to-chest snuffs, there are at least four new block animations in the trailer. Smoother ball control and more fluid movement in general.  Hopefully, these plays can ignite scrambles for the ball and increase the overall ball tangibility. 

New Team Bus Scene
Pregame scenes aren't all that impacting, but the one with Kevin Durant getting off the team bus was nice, which is a good sign considering he's recovering from an Achilles injury. 

New Off-Ball Get Open Moves
You'll notice Steph Curry, who is arguably the best off-the-ball offensive player in the NBA, faking Eric Bledsoe out to get himself open for a jump shot. That's a good sign because the off-the-ball play has been lacking in 2K for years.

New Jimmy Butler Shot Motion
Signature jump shots are updated in each game. From the looks of it, the Miami Heat's newest star, Jimmy Butler has a new form to his shot.

Anthony Davis' smirk

We still don't have any information on MyLeague, MyTeam, PARK, Pro-Am, The Neighborhood, MyCareer, Play Now Online, Create-A-Player, WNBA Integration or core gameplay. If you're looking for details on all of these components, stay tuned to In the meantime, you can buy cheap NBA 2K20 MT to help you build your team and beat your opponents.