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Warriors draft first woman into NBA 2K league

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Chiquita Evans
Brianna Novin
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Alexander Bernstein
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"It means everything to me.''Evans became the first woman ever drafted into the NBA 2K League on Tuesday night, going in the fourth round to Warriors Gaming, which is operated by the NBA's Golden State Warriors.A former college and semipro basketball player, Evans is now the esports league's first female pro, one of the 126 players who will make between $33,000 to $37,000 per season, plus benefits and team housing.No more sessions as a trainer at Planet Fitness. "In that moment, because it was a great moment for me, and I felt like people ruined it.''Other gamers at Tuesday's draft were eager to welcome Evans and Novin."Male, female, dog, cat, frog, I don't care,'' said Alexander Bernstein, a returning player with 76ers Gaming. Those women both received ample praise and criticism on social media.The NBA wants to help Evans and Novin manage that.The 2K League has a transition program based on the NBA's rookie symposium, and it added sessions specifically for Evans and Novin to help them navigate their potential barrier-breaking roles, including help with social media.One item 2K hopes to change soon: The video game still does not include any female players.Unlike EA Sports' NBA Live series -- which includes WNBA rosters and the ability to create female players -- NBA 2K is still male-only.

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