You can now breathe a sigh of relief: your NBA 2K14 career-modes are saved, for now, as 2K Sports has decided to extend its online support for the game.

If you were a little miffed over 2K closing down its NBA 2K14 servers after a mere 16 months of service, you're apparently not the only one. Polygon reports that 2K Sports is extending its online support for NBA 2K14 after many, many angry fans decided to take to Twitter and forums to express their outrage. Now if only the Sixers could fight as hard. The full statement for 2K's decision is below, but we all know it was because of the fan's torches and pitchforks:

2K has restored the NBA 2K14 servers and all online services. Beginning today, we are extending the support of all NBA 2K servers from 18 to 27 months following each release, giving our players more time to experience and enjoy the highest rated NBA simulation video game franchise. The opinions of our community continue to have a positive impact on our business decisions as we strive to create the best possible experience for all of our fans.

The ultimate problem with the shut-down of the 2K servers on March 31 was that there were countless amounts of people having to restart careers. Since the careers for online and offline experiences saved two different files, people were losing their careers that they had already put countless hours of effort into. While the same issue will present itself when 2K decides to shut down its servers for good (likely sometime later this year), at least players will have a good amount of time before then to worry about it.

We will just have to wait and see if there is a resolution to the loss of careers, at any point in time, in NBA 2K14 by the time that 2K shuts down its servers again. For now, however, the servers are up and running.