Hopefully, Deandre Ayton has learned to control his video game rage. If he hasn't, his appearance in the "NBA 2K" Players Tournament, which begins Friday, will be a debacle.
Just before his rookie season, Ayton had a meltdown after losing in "NBA 2K18" that was captured on video. It's hilarious and extremely relatable for anyone who has played sports video games. It's also NSFW, but you can watch the video here if you would like.
In the video, Ayton, on the brink of tears as friends laugh at him, screams in the aftermath of smashing a PlayStation 4 controller to smithereens and ripping apart the system following a loss.
"This game is for bums," Ayton tells his friends. "This (guy I just played), he's s—."
Ayton's anger boiled so hot that he claimed he didn't want to be included in the "NBA 2K" franchise upon entering the league. He threatened to call his lawyers if he found himself in the game.
"Don't ever put me in that f—ing game," Ayton yells in reference to the game's developers. "That game is s—. I'll sue the f— out of you all if you put me in that f—ing game."
This weekend, Ayton will be playing that f—ing game on national TV. If he chooses the Suns as one of his teams, he might even play as himself.
For what it's worth, Ayton has the second-best odds to win the tournament.