Ben Simmons, DeMarcus Cousins and Giannis Antetokounmpo were just SOME of the massive NBA stars refusing to be scared away from a video game event in NYC ... in the wake of the Florida tragedy.
The NBA stars -- along with rapper Travis Scott -- hit up the NBA 2K19 launch event at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in NYC on Wednesday night ... partying the night away while gaming it up.
The party went down less than a week after a disturbed gamer opened fire at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, killing 2 people and injuring 11 more.
Several tournaments have either been canceled or postponed since the shooting -- but the NBA 2K19 event decided to move forward as planned.
It's a good thing too -- everyone seemed to have a great time without incident.
Just another reminder ... video games are supposed to be fun.