IGHT GUYS, IT'S FINALLY HERE. The AROD Documentary. The thing you’ve all been waiting for. Hopefully you guys can learn something about him. Huge thanks to my boy @tupac for hooking me up with the ability to search through arods comments hella easy and making this possible. Anyway, before we start, let’s get something clear. @AROD_ is NOT a real acc. It's @J_Oak s troll account. The only official ones are @ARod and @ARod03 3 . Now that we got that straight, let’s get into this.
CHAPTER 1: A Legend was Born…
Arod created his first account, “ARod03”, on July 24, 2015. He made his first comment the same day. As a matter of fact, he made his account and within 24 hours he had already made 90 comments. Back then it was a very different 2kmtc. 90% of the OGs weren't even around when ARod thrived. The only ones i can think of is @Undeadspace8 , @ianstp @Klayyyyy, and @Mr.FortyTwo . With there being over a million accounts on the site now, you can really see how the landscape has changed. The way people communicated back them was on old bronze cards. Keep in mind that there were no forums, packs, drafts, DMs, and 0 active mods. It was a very different time. There were no mods, and Flysenberg was not active in the slightest. It was all on tupac, which was a huge ass load. I know it doesn't seem like a ton, but there were a lot of trolls back then. Plus, we didn't have some of the tools we use now to find alts, so people were making dozens of alts to mass downvote other accounts. But we’re only focusing on one person on this episode, and that's ARod.
CHAPTER 2: The “Trolling” Begins
ARod wasn't always a troll. At first, he was just a normal user. His first comment was “Yes especially since now you can get him for less than 10k now if you are patient in the auction. His shot is 100x better than the gold and onyx version. Midrange is money, moving fadeaway is money and if you are in his hot zones his 3pt is consistent.” (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/players/183/dwyane-wade#comment-12412). He always would comment on people’s lineups and give them suggestions and shit like that. You know, a normal user. But that changed one day. He was calling out a user for using LeBron at PG, and it went a little downhill. I undeleted all the comments so you guys can see it here. (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/lineups/59749/my-new-lineup#comment-12501). After this, he went back to commenting normally, until a few hours later, he reccomended @Hamish10 to get the ruby jordan, and things went downhill again. Once again I undeleted the comments (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/lineups/56520/lineup-update#comment-12663). Keep in mind, all the things we have covered have all been within the same day. I found it funny that the other dude that ARod was giving shit to joined in and tried to defend hamish, and arod simply said “Look at the two pussy cheesers sticking together”. Now as you probably noticed, if you wanted upvotes, all you had to do was reply to arod and defend the other person. It's almost how people reply to top comment to gain upvotes now (*cough *cough zem).
CHAPTER 3: The Actual Trolling
Now for the next few weeks, he continued to do the same thing; he would comment on everybody's teams, and either give them suggestions, ask to play on xbox, or occasionally the “you fucking cheeser virgin bitch play me on xbox pussy”. (yes that's the type of shit he says). It got to the point later where the only things Arod would comment were heavy hitting insults or challenges on myteam. Hamish would consistently find Arod to “help other people out” by defending them. To put things into perspective, Arod was like keemstar in 2016 and Hamish was like leafy and grade. The first example of him really starting to troll was this lineup (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/lineups/67808/the-lineup#comment-20597). Keep in mind @AROD_ was not a real account. Another instance was this lineup (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/lineups/69037/my-real-line-up-xbox360#comment-20594). Now a trend i begun to see was that he was always arguing with either @Hamish10 or @dabossman . Now that all changed when he met a user named @Danny.W_15 . From the moment they met, they did not like each other. In fact, they had a natural hatred for each other that really had no reason for existing. But it was definitely there.This lineup here gave me HELLA DEJA VU because i literally remember this shit perfectly. (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/lineups/72229/final-lineup-of-year-wilt#comment-22150). As you guys know, @AROD_ was actually @J_Oak trying to act like @ARod . Confusing, ik. Also, arod might have actually been racist. (http://2kmtcentral.com/15/players/412/michael-jordan#comment-20784). There were also many other times where he says this kinds shit. He might have been trolling on another whole level, but it kinda shows how much Tupac had his hands full. Today, you would be banned in an instant for this type of racism, but there was too much to deal with because of him. And as i said earlier, there were no active mods and one active admin.
CHAPTER 4: Prime Arod
This is the point in time where arod was actually hilarious. There is some really funny shit he said. My personal favorite is when Danny said he left, then came back and arod simply put, “No bitch I didn't say you could come back. Go back to your corner pussy! Unless you finally going to play me if not stfu and go cry some more” I tried to delete as many of prime Arods comments I could. You can actually go explore his account now. You will probably get a huge kick out of the shit he said.
CHAPTER 5: The Legacy Left Behind
As you can tell, AROD was a fucking mess and left a mark on the site. A pretty significant one. Trolls today like Zemgoat do not compare to AROD, at least in most OGs opinions. It says a lot when someone can lead the entire site in comments, downvotes, upvotes, and total votes and still not have the consensus opinion that they are the “best” troll to ever join the site. His consistent hate towards every walk of life would usually result in a quick ban and forget type thing, today. AROD was very different. Everyone fucking hated him when he was here, but he finessed everyone into respecting him. He gave absolutely no fucks and made some fire raps while doing it. A while back in the end of 2k16 J_Oak made an appearance on a Lester Hudson card. It completely fucked people up because we thought it was AROD. It even made my fuckass (42) make two lineups all hyped that he was back. That's really the last time that AROD was a topic on 2kmtc until now. In the end, we respect him, we hated him, and he was fucking hilarious.
7/24/15 - 8/15/15 “Nice Arod”
8/16/15 - 8/30/15 “Transitional Period”
8/31/15 - 9/10/15 “Complete Hell”
9/11/15 - 10/8/15 “Fucking Hilarious Arod that was actually hella funny while trolling”
10/9/15 - 10/25/15 BANNED
10/26/15 Last Comment. R.I.P.
Huge thanks to @Mr.FortyTwo for helping me out with this, he actually wrote a lot of this including all of chapter 5.
leave a like if yall enjoyed, thanks @Mr.FortyTwo
if i say that comment i will get perma ban lolz
Yeah, because everybody has an eye on you (who wouldn't). Back then it was different
I'm Unpredictable in 2K terms
true, you've got better tho. I remember last year, endless diss (eh) tracks and every comment was written as if your caps lock key was broken
You should be a journalist tbh
Aye I'm the one that polished the shit lmao
You the editor
Plus you know chapter 5
42 helped me with a lot of this, we did this all in like 80 minutes
Looks like it would have taken forever
Same with him, should take over bleacher report and actually make them respectable
Cool. This is better than history lessons xD
it really is
dude's literally the GOAT
bruh thx man RIP Arod
Ya acting like a man is dead lol
Ya acting like this thread isn’t from 4 years ago lol
I completely forgot what this thread was all about
Lol good times.
Shame you didnt tag me
you didnt sub lol
how to sub cuz i wanna
This gonna take people forever to read
and look at all the lineups lol
Great job @Mr.FortyTwo and @NBA_2K17_FOR_LIFE
Keep it up
If you take out all the 2kMTC related words it sounds like a dinosaur documentary
i can tell you finna talk about @Klayyyyyy being unmodded n shit
Yeah, big part of site history that. Even I, a fourth waver, know a bit about it
I want to subscribe to this
Wheres he from
Has he not made an alt account that he is using rn
That was great. Thank you 2K and @Mr.FortyTwo !
That was pretty fucking gud
I thought I was subbed anyway this is good
This was fucking fun to make as bitchass as that sounds
Imma say that's good
Tell the story of everything that happened that day, one of the craziest things that happened in my early days as a user