Joel Berry II, the North Carolina Tar Heels star point guard who arguably looks like rapper J. Cole, reportedly broke his hand after losing to teammate Theo Pinson and a team manager in a video game by punching a door, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
One can only wonder what the cause was for Berry to freak out over a video game, so let’s check out a few possible instances that could have made the senior guard want to take out his anger on that poor door.
NBA 2K- Ticky Tack Foul Calls
Let’s be honest here, how could you not get mad at some of the fouls they call in NBA 2K? Just take LeBron James, Paul George, or another superstar, drive to the hoop, and boom, you have a whistle. Maybe Pinson was abusing this tactic and got LeBron 15 or so foul shots. That would sure get anyone mad. I guess it could have gotten Berry a little angrier than most.
Madden- Ridiculous Catches
Just use the Giants, Steelers or Falcons and you’re money for at least one ridiculous, one-handed snag over two defenders for a 50-yard touchdown during the game. Defense in Madden is already hard. Imagine if Berry had Pinson or the team manager in a 3rd and 17 and they just threw one up to Odell, Julio, Antonio or whomever they were using, and they made one of those unrealistic one-handed catches where the ball literally morphed through an arm of a defender. Yeah, that door deserved to be punched.
NHL – Goalie Inconsistency
Sometimes the goalie is in god mode and other times your goalie is as soft as Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper. Maybe Berry couldn’t get one past a goalie standing on his head with those classic NHL ridiculous diving saves where it seems physically impossible to replicate in real life. Maybe Berry’s own goalie was letting in cupcake shots. Either way, it is incredibly frustrating.
MLB the Show – Bad strike calls
Sometimes the umpire in MLB the Show has some very questionable calls when you don’t have the umpire settings as them calling the perfect strike zone. Often, you hit what seems to be the corner but the umpire is just not having it. Maybe it wasn’t Berry’s best day on the mound, or maybe it was and the umpire didn’t like him.
FIFA – Lucky Goals
Sometimes there can be a ridiculous goals that seems to come out of nowhere that are complete luck of the abusing of players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar. Sometimes you can just boot one from way outside the box with those three and the ball will find its way in the back of the net. Pinson may have been toying with Berry with one of those three superstars.