NFL safety and former Arizona Cardinal Tony Jefferson will take control of the Phoenix Suns’ NBA 2K20 squad Friday for a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
He’ll be opposed by Los Angeles Chargers receiver and three-time Pro Bowler Keenan Allen.
Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game can be viewed on Twitch here.
The Suns have partnered with opposing teams to continue on through the 2019-20 season virtually with the coronavirus halting live NBA action for the foreseeable future.
Phoenix turned to Antonio Saldivar, a professional 2K gamer, for its first matchup against the Dallas Mavericks and then got a blowout win from rookie Ty Jerome, who defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves led by T-Wolves guard Josh Okogie.
Now the Suns turn to a fan who happens to be an NFL player to man the sticks.
Jefferson played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-16 and over the past three years played for the Baltimore Ravens.