Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across the below fix for an NBA 2k19 save loading issue. I had to double check that it wasn’t satire, and low and behold, it isn’t.
For people that are having issue loading their save, 2K asks players to ask a friend to invite them to ‘Ante-Up’. You then need to change your hairstyle for your character VIA the edit appearance menu. This can apparently also cause your character’s hair to disappear, but there’s another fix for that.
If you don’t have a friend playing the game, then I guess you’re out of luck?