Many jobs require people who are "detail-oriented." Working as an accountant is one example. Being a surgeon is another. And, as was proved on Monday, creating NBA 2K16 is one, too.
The most in-depth trailer yet for the newest edition in the basketball video game franchise was made public on Monday -- about five weeks ahead of its September 29 release date -- and it's absolutely mesmerizing.
The graphics, of course, are spectacular as always; you can practically read Carmelo Antony's tattoos and see the velcro on Derrick Rose's ankle braces. But what really stands out about this trailer is how it totally nails all the little things that take place on NBA courts each night during the season.
You have LeBron James and Stephen Curry chewing on and twisting their mouth guards. You have James Harden cookin' after made baskets. And you even have Kobe Bryant yelling at Nick Young for not passing him the ball when he wants it to be passed to him.
OK, while that last part didn't happen in the trailer, you definitely shouldn't be surprised if that's something you see in the real game -- it's clear that the people behind 2K16 were meticulous while creating this year's version. And it's also clear that they see John Wall as a player on the rise in the Association as well.
Aside from the three guys who will appear on 2K's three different covers (Curry, Harden and Anthony Davis), Wall showed up in the trailer just about as much as anyone. Here are some screenshots of the Wizards point guard on the virtual hardwood, courtesy of YouTube:
There's the 24-year-old bringing the ball up the floor in the friendly confines of the Verizon Center, and then there's Wall throwing down a nasty windmill jam on former teammate Trevor Ariza. Wall was also shown defending Brandon Jennings and passing to his backcourt buddy Bradley Beal in the trailer.
Here's the video in its entirety. Prepare to have your minds melted as images of Kevin Durant pumping his fist wash over you and DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" is played in the background.