Without a doubt, one of the signature accomplishments of the Lisa Borders era as WNBA president was inking a deal with Electronic Arts which added WNBA players and teams to NBA Live.
Put up a ‘W’ in #NBALive18!
— WNBA (@WNBA) August 3, 2017
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) September 12, 2017
The announcement was a landmark achievement for the WNBA as well as one that gave EA a leg up on its competition across the street at 2K Sports.
Some hints have been dropped by various WNBA players that indicate that 2K is saying, “Not so fast!” in EA’s direction.
Going to be in the upcoming game https://t.co/lx92ZI6bRe
— Renee Montgomery (@Da20one) February 18, 2019
coming soon 😆🎮 pic.twitter.com/QOJCvjkqWm
— A’ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) February 19, 2019
The W being included in an upcoming NBA2K game would be even bigger than the NBA Live deal. NBA2K has established itself as the premier basketball game and for the premier women’s basketball players in the world to be featured would be a sign that 2K is not giving NBA Live even a chance for bragging rights.
The more expansion and growth of the women’s game – the better. And this would certainly be a major step in the right direction.