NBA 2K League has a champ in New York and plans around globe

Published 7:14 p.m. ET Aug. 25, 2018 | Updated 8:18 p.m. ET Aug. 25, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA 2K League’s first season ended with a video game version of a real NBA rivalry: Knicks against Heat.

In the future perhaps it’s Knicks against London.

Or maybe it’s Heat against Shanghai.

“We expect this to be a global league,” NBA 2K League managing director Brendan Donohue said Saturday.

“That is on our game plan, though when that happens it’s not definitive. But that is our goal.”

The season on the screens turned out like it never has on the hardwood. Knicks Gaming, so far down the standings that they had to win a tournament late in the season as the No. 15 seed just to earn the eighth and final playoff spot, then knocked off the top-seeded Blazers to start a postseason roll that culminated with a sweep of the best-of-three series with Heat Check Gaming to win $300,000.

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