NBA 2K League pros criticize Ninja for "lame" response to poll vs oLARRY2K - Dexerto

NBA 2K League pros criticize Ninja for “lame” response to poll vs oLARRY2K

Published: 9/Jul/2019 19:05 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 20:13

by Eli Becht


A simple poll for best esports moment for the ESPYS became heated after several NBA 2K League players criticized Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins for encouraging fans to simply vote, instead of encouraging fans to vote for oLARRY2K.

ESPN has been running a poll on Twitter in an effort to crown the ‘best esports moment’ and the current matchup is Ninja and Marshmello’s victory at the 2018 Fortnite Pro-Am against Timothy ‘oLARRY2K’ Anselimo and his return to the 2K League.


Both moments are very impressive, but given the context of Larry coming back from a shooting on August 28 where a gunman targeted a Madden tournament, many fans are rooting for him. 

Larry was hurt in the shooting but he didn’t let it stop him from competing and he was able to recover from the injury and compete in the 2K League.


He was picked in the inaugural draft for the 2K League but was found in an horrific situation when he was shot four times during the Madden event. SportsCenter did a feature on him detailing his full story that is worth checking out for more insight into the situation.

After the shooting, he learned Bucks Gaming, his 2K League team, would not be bringing him back but he ended up being picked up by Twolves Gaming, where he was then traded to Cavs Legion.

Through physical therapy and using a new grip for his controller, he was able to return to the 2K League. 


His story has been inspiring which is why so many of the players have taken offense with how Ninja has responded to the poll. 

Ninja was way behind in votes but sent out a tweet on July 9 asking fans who love Ninja, Marshmello, and Fortnite to vote for him. 

After realizing who he was up against, he reworded the tweet, asking fans to just simply vote.


Many 2K League players didn’t like how he handled this and called him out on it.

“I can’t believe Ninja and Marshmello are in the lead to win,” Mavs Gaming player MambaMo tweeted. “That’s actually sickening…. ‘At least vote’ .. who are we fooling?”


“I’m seeing right through this….” wrote Cavs Legion player SavageDoWerk. “If you didn’t want to win you should [have] just said vote for Larry, lame.”

“Ehhhhhhh,” tweeted Echo Fox Madden pro Joke.  “Just Vote?” How about ‘vote for oLARRY2K?'”

It didn’t end there as several others had their doubts with the sincerity of Ninja’s tweet.

The last day of voting wraps up on July 9 and it’s still close enough that either finalist could end up on top.


Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.


However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.