April 7, 2018
Last Wednesday, the National Basketball Association had a player draft. Fully seventeen of its teams were involved in drafting 102 prospects to be signed to pro contracts.
No, not to play basketball, silly. To play video games. Professionally. In a league sponsored by the NBA.
Apparently, the league’s powers-that-be have reckoned that they can capitalize on the popularity of video games (excuse me… “e-sports”), and the NBA plans on having every team in the league eventually have a video-game team franchise as well.
Have we reached the point where people are too lazy to play a video game, and the only energy they can muster is to watch OTHERS play a video game?