View Full Version : NBA's greatest mode added to NBA 2k12

08-03-2011, 03:08 PM
Last year, gamers and basketball fans alike went absolutely nuts recreating and reliving the most exciting moments of Michael Jordan's career (at least, virtually) in the groundbreaking "NBA 2K11." How do you top it? How about recreating the best moments in the careers of 15 of the NBA's greatest players, then giving gamers the ability to test the current crop of ballers out in a battle of say, DR. J's Sixers versus LeBron and the Heat.

That's the concept behind "NBA 2K12's" new NBA's Greatest mode. In the feature, gamers will play through some of the most memorable moments of 15 legends and their teams, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. J, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. As you play through the mode, you will then be able to unlock these teams and legends in order to match them up against current greats like Kobe's Lakers and Dirk's Mavs.

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2K SportsTime for a house call.

"One of the things we're really proud of as a franchise is that we've transcended video games and have become part of the talk about basketball and the NBA," says Jason Argent, 2K's vice president of marketing. "So we're going to leverage that with 'NBA 2K12' as every person who loves to debate sports, every person in every barber shop and bar and everywhere else always wonders: What would happen if today's Lakers played one of the Jordan teams?

"We're playing into that with NBA's Greatest. It's really the next evolution of what everyone loved about The Jordan Challenge."

And while 2K has only announced five of the legends who will be appearing in the mode so far, they say part of the fun will be to hear the debate on who the remaining ten players should be.

"We want to get people talking," says Argent. "We want to get fans engaged in the next couple of weeks before we announce the rest of the roster."

Maybe that means I'll finally get a Chris Mullin, Run TMC team. Talk about a squad made for video games.


Sweet. :clap:

T-Girl Jenna
08-03-2011, 03:24 PM

Sweet. :clap:

video game section:facepalm:

08-03-2011, 03:24 PM
This game is better than real NBA.

08-03-2011, 03:37 PM
This game is better than real NBA.

yes it is... although in my player mode, LeBron is virtually unstoppable which leads me to think its rigged.

T-Girl Jenna
08-03-2011, 03:40 PM
**** you. its nba related.

video game section:facepalm:

08-03-2011, 03:46 PM
Since there's no news going on right now, I don't have a problem with this in the NBA forum. At least for now.

I like the idea. Especially since there is the lockout, what better way to keep fans into the game then by adding a ton of former greats. Should peak interest until the NBA returns.

08-03-2011, 03:56 PM
video game section:facepalm:

yeah...because the NBA section is just packed with news right now :rolleyes:

08-03-2011, 03:57 PM
I don't like the fact you gotta unlock these teams. But I guess my biggest question is, can you use those all time great teams in the season? If it is a lockout, really there wouldn't be much use for the regular teams.

08-03-2011, 04:00 PM
^you guys realize you're responding to tgirl from shemale island who joined today right?

08-03-2011, 04:06 PM
Dr. 's Sixers! Cannot wait.

08-03-2011, 06:00 PM
Hakeem's Rockets are in it...


At about 35 seconds you can seen The Dream in the background.

- Dr. J's Sixers
- Kareem and Magic's Lakers
- MJ's Bulls
- Bird's Celtics
- Hakeem's Rockets
- Nique's Hawks
- Drexler's Blazers

Webber's Kings and Run TMC are being offered as bonus teams with pre-orders so add those two in as well.

Sadds The Gr8
08-03-2011, 08:23 PM
cool, even though I probably won't play this mode at all. I'm contemplating even buying this game because I don't know if I'll have the same excitement to play it with the season being cancelled.

08-03-2011, 08:43 PM
yes it is... although in my player mode, LeBron is virtually unstoppable which leads me to think its rigged.

Love your sig except the player that is being marked over (Jake Carlisle) plays for my favourite team (Essendon Bombers) and we got killed in that game against Carlton. Arguably the greatest mark of all time by Walker.

08-03-2011, 08:44 PM

Sweet. :clap:

Great feature. 2K just gets better and better.

08-03-2011, 08:52 PM
This game will bring me through the lockout

Boston Fever
08-03-2011, 08:54 PM
This game is better than real NBA.

Considering that that there's not going to be an NBA season, it's not hard to top :facepalm:

08-03-2011, 09:52 PM
Omg holy **** lol.

I hope they make Bird realistic this time.

I MIGHT HAVE TO BUY A TV AND AN X-BOX JUST FOR THIS! haha lol. Can't wait it looks amazing ;.

Will 2 BE
08-03-2011, 10:51 PM
This game will bring me through the lockout

This, i hope to lock myself in my house playing this and a few other games, and hopefully by the time i emerge the real NBA will be back

08-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Larry Bird's Celtics vs Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs


08-03-2011, 11:51 PM
Dunno how popular this option will be with all the date around PSD lately....
But what about Shaq Lakers team from the early 2000's

I know its tricky as it was Shaw and Kobe, but Kobe is still playing

08-04-2011, 07:30 AM
What ever happened to nba live series? Are they finished?

08-04-2011, 07:49 AM
that's a big step for them. although i'm not a fan of playing past players.