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2K announced today NBA 2K12’s new game mode, NBA’s Greatest, which
allows players to play as some of the best basketball players the world
has ever seen. Similiar to NBA 2k11 Jordan’s mode, instead of focusing on one player, NBA Greatest alows fans to play 15 historic games that showcase some of
the sport’s best.
So far only players have been announced so far, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson,
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius “Dr. J” Erving, plus ten other Basketball legends
to be announced in the coming weeks. NBA Greatests features historic games that have the
entire team rosters, accurate stadiums, and are presented to look like their respective era. “It’s
one of the things we’re most proud of as a franchise,” said Jason
Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This was a labor of
love for everyone.”
Argent said the unannounced legends could be from any time
period, which gives hope to those who want to see legends who played
before the 1980s. Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Bill Russell
and Wilt Chamberlain could still be showcased in the mode. Argent also
said if the legendary game was originally played before the shot clock
or 3-point arc, it will be reflected in the mode.
Another great feature in NBA Greatest is the ability to unlock classic
teams and play them against today’s lineups. Kareem Abdul Jabbar vs
Kevin Garnet, Charles Barkely vs Lebron James and Kobe vs Jordan.
“There’s the age old debate how players and teams from today would
compare with teams of yesterday, We want to settle that debate” said
Jason Argent, vice president of
marketing for 2K Sports.