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NBA 2K25 ‘What If’ Trailer Features Iconic Kanye West Line

A fresh NBA 2K25 trailer has been unveiled, taking a nod from Kanye West’s iconic Grammy speech from 2005, much like its cover athlete Jayson Tatum. Though the trailer doesn’t showcase any gameplay, it prominently features the game’s three cover athletes. Let’s delve into the details of the new trailer.

In the recently released NBA 2K25 ‘What If’ trailer, the reference to Kanye West’s 47th Annual Grammy’s speech is unmistakable. The trailer begins with a clip of Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum executing a dunk, followed by the narrator questioning, “What if he listened to the doubters?” It’s an intriguing line, especially since Tatum is widely regarded as one of the league’s elite players.

The trailer then transitions to a clip of Las Vegas Aces player A’ja Wilson as the narrator asks, “What if she wasn’t obsessed with the win?” Wilson is featured on the cover of both the WNBA Edition and the All-Star Edition, alongside Tatum.

Lastly, the trailer showcases Hall of Fame Edition cover athlete Vince Carter, with the narrator posing yet another thought-provoking question: “What if they never made the cover of 2K?” This segment concludes with the statement, “I guess we’ll never know.” While the tone is playful, it’s evident that the trailer draws significant inspiration from Kanye West’s memorable speech during the 47th Annual Grammys in 2005. West, having just won the award for Best Rap Album for “The College Dropout,” famously remarked, “Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I didn’t win. I guess we’ll never know.”

West clinched three Grammys that night, solidifying his place in music history. Tatum echoed this sentiment after securing his first NBA Championship, and now the developers have given it a nod in NBA 2K25’s debut trailer.

The excitement surrounding the release of a new trailer is palpable, and it has certainly ignited enthusiasm among NBA 2K fans. Despite the absence of gameplay footage, the YouTube comment section has become a hub of entertainment, with fans humorously engaging with the trailer’s theme and the series as a whole.

With the unveiling of the NBA 2K25 ‘What If’ trailer, fans are eagerly anticipating more details about the game. In the meantime, those still engrossed in NBA 2K24 can explore the new NBA 2K25-themed locker code. Additionally, Season 8 continues, offering players opportunities to earn rewards in MyCAREER and MyTEAM.

Source: ClutchPoints