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NBA video game refs finally call the game's most uncalled violation

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Players of the NBA 2K series know just how difficult it is to travel — for those who don't play basketball, that's "walk," take three steps (or whatever passes for it) without dribbling or pick up your pivot foot after stopping your dribble. Like the real life NBA, traveling is almost nonexistent in its showcase video game, because dribbling is an automatic act.

Only one basketball video game — Double Dribble's arcade version in the 1980s —required users to actively dribble the ball by pressing the game's buttons. But for this AI goon in NBA 2K15, it's a different story.

Here, YouTuber stjnky shows us Christian Forte, a computer-generated numbnuts with a Kid (or is it Play?) hi-top fade in his NBA 2K15 MyCareer playthrough. Forte, a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks, commits a traveling violation on every shot if left alone. Really. I'm not sure what the triggers are for this glitch, but watch him. If Forte hoists a wide-open shot, it's a walk and a turnover.

stjnky says Forte committed 23 turnovers in this game, which is nine more than the real-life single-game record, set by Atlanta's John Drew in 1978 and matched by Jason Kidd in 2000. It's far and away the league record in stjnky's MyCareer.

At least until 2K turns off the servers.

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