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With the launching of this league
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:00:54 AM »
During a press conference on the day of the draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver clarified the absence of girls in the first NBA 2K19 MT League draft course as"a disappointment for all of us so far. "What I am worried about -- and this is a much bigger problem in the gambling community that Strauss and Brendan and I've talked a great deal about -- is that something is happening in the gambling community that either is not attracting women or is repelling women from wanting to become a part of it."

As for the procedure, Silver said that NBA 2K League officials whittled down the field of possible draftees at a"blind" fashion, going from the top 1,000 players of the combine to a brief collection of 250"by avatars, in character." That pool of 250 draft hopefuls comprised one woman.Donohue stated that team officials could go back to"review and evaluate all components of the tryout process" -- relying on game data, programs and"virtual live interviews" -- to trim the short list down into the final 102. For whatever reason, the only feminine participant didn't make the cut.

We do not know how many female NBA 2K players qualified for its initial combine, or how a lot of the combine's top 1,000 finishers were women. And it's hard to say for certain where the issues were: potential obstacles to entry for female players or problems with the league's choice procedure, or the chance that -- since you might hear from people who didn't think there were problems at all -- no girl was deserving of a place in the draft class compared to 102 guys who left it.

What was clear, however, was that the organizers of the NBA 2K League weren't happy about its lack of gender diversity. They say they've been working to address the problem for the long run nba2king. "Together with the launching of this league, we are making a concerted effort, led by Oris Stuart, who is the head of diversity and inclusion in the NBA, to make a task force designed so the next year once we're sitting for the draft, we'll have a pool of girls that are participating too," said on draft day.


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