We go hands-on with 2K Sports’ NBA 2K12, including the NBA’s Greatest mode, in which players have the opportunity to play with and unlock some of the finest athletes across basketball history.
I don’t really play too many basketball video games, and I haven’t since the days of One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird on the Commodore 64. That’s exactly why I jumped at the chance to preview 2K Sports’ NBA 2K12 and its NBA’s Greatest mode earlier this week.
NBA’s Greatest capitalizes on the success of NBA 2K11?s Jordan Challenge, in which players got to re-create 10 of the NBA star’s milestone moments. NBA’s Greatest expands the roster to focus on 15 world-renowned players from across the history of the sport. Namely: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Stockton, Isaiah Thomas and Jerry West.
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