How would a video game producer have the inside scoop about the Jerseys before anyone else?
It takes a long while to patch everything into a video game especially one like 2K were player models are so important. Getting out in front on creating and putting in jersey,name, and arena updates is massively important so they have an up to date game. I promise you when the NFL switched from Reebok to Nike last year the people at EA new well ahead of everyone else. So yeah, the game devs knowing before us make sense.