This conversation was seen by NBA 2K21 MT me on Twitter a few weeks back and I was deeply concerned by it. Youtubers and their followers were hoping to convince devs (I know LD2K isn't a dev) to bring back got adjoining spots in rec make them miss things such as having the ability to walk around the gym in mascots. Imagine going from waiting 10 minutes to get a park game to 45 minutes to get a rec game. All so a youtuber can make a video such as"5 Mascots took over rec and THIS happened!" Instead of utilizing Twitter (or even Reddit) to get feedback for NBA 2K21, why not get the opinions of everyone who plays NBA 2K21 by placing surveys and polls in the actual match (voluntary obviously.)
So a lot of NBA 2K21 is based on what happens about the court that was 2s when maybe 10% of players and 2s play with. I've never heard a rec player complaining about post scorers being OP for instance. The customer is not always right, therefore not everything should be majority vote, but there's no way for 2K to even know what their customers want.
Note, I didn't state buff/nerf interior scoring or defense. They need to be redone from scratch and are both broken. Hands up shield was OP at 2K19 (badly, you shouldn't be able to make a post scorer or pure slasher miss only by putting palms ), but it is atrocious and borderline useless in 2K20. Get rid of the hands up animations that move you out of the way and give almost no contest. Get rid of garbage badges such as pogo and Cheap MT 2K21 intimidator stick. Speed post move cartoons up.