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Layups: NBA 2K12 keeps giving us what we want

Posted by Neil Paine on July 22, 2011

(That's right, I'm linking my second Zach Harper TrueHoop post in as many days...)

NBA 2K12 keeps giving us what we want - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

It was announced yesterday that NBA 2K12 will feature Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as cover athletes, in addition to a return from the GOAT himself. In retrospect, last year's game was hands down the best sports title of the year (with far more replay value than MLB: The Show), so expectations are justifiably high for 2K12. Zach speculates about how 2K will integrate Bird and Magic into game modes similar to last year's Jordan Challenge, and dreams up challenge lists for the two legends.

One parting thought from Harper: With the added emphasis on Magic, Larry, and Michael, will we see a Dream Team mode in NBA 2K12? If so, this game could be just what hoops fans need to survive the lockout in one piece.

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3 Responses to “Layups: NBA 2K12 keeps giving us what we want”

  1. Luke Says:

    I've always thought the best way to make basketball video games infinitely replayable is to be able to unlock greats from the past. This is definitely a step in the right direction. (Except I'm always going to want more... I'm basically not going to be happy until I can unlock the NBA's 50 Greatest and/or the Hall of Fame.)

  2. Chris14 Says:

    Make us use different legends that had played with mj , magic and bird or against them and a more realistic my player mode with the socuters and coming out of the streets or in the d-leauge like nba insider just with better grapics and to make half shows and the mascot if they have one and cheerleaders and crowd look more alive like ncaa football11the create teams to and to add charles barkley , lew alcindor , and a better nba today that you can watch clips games , get new rookies right after they get drafted some tips on moves out on the court and more skills better game modes and aAWAY BETTER NBA BLACKTOP!!! I like nba 2k10 better less bugs : )

  3. sean Says:

    It was announced yesterday that NBA 2K12 will feature Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as cover athletes, in addition to a return from the GOAT himself.>>>>>>>>>>

    WOW, Neil! Earl Manigault is in the video game?