2K fills out “NBA’s Greatest” roster in NBA 2K12

After teasing NBA 2K12‘s new “NBA’s Greatest” mode at the beginning of the month, 2K Sports is ready to announce the full roster of 15 basketball greats:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1986-87 Lakers vs. 1986-87 Celtics)
  • Larry Bird (1985-86 Celtics vs. The 1985-86 Hawks)
  • Wilt Chamberlain (1971-72 Lakers vs. 1971-72 Knicks)
  • Julius Erving (1984-85 76ers vs. 1984-85 Bucks
  • Patrick Ewing (1994-95 Knicks vs. 1994-95 Magic)
  • Magic Johnson (1990-91 Lakers vs. 1990-91 Blazers)
  • Michael Jordan (1992-93 Bulls vs. 1992-93 Hornets)
  • Karl Malone (1997-98 Jazz vs. 1997-98 Spurs)
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94 Rockets vs. 1993-94 Nuggets)
  • Scottie Pippen (1995-96 Bulls vs. 1995-96 Sonics)
  • Oscar Robertson (1970-71 Bucks vs. 1970-71 Lakers)
  • Bill Russell (1964-65 Celtics vs. 1964-65 Lakers)
  • John Stockton (1997-98 Jazz vs. 1997-98 Lakers)
  • Isiah Thomas (1988-89 Pistons vs. 1988-89 Bulls)
  • Jerry West (1970-71 Lakers vs. 1970-71 Hawks)

“Fans across the country were ecstatic to see Jordan, Bird, and Magic on the cover of NBA 2K12, and have speculated for weeks about who would fill out the rest of the ‘NBA’s Greatest’ roster,” said Jason Argent, Vice President of Marketing for 2K Sports. “These 15 legendary athletes will allow sports fanatics to create the NBA’s most storied matchups – and lock in bragging rights for their favorite teams in NBA 2K12.”

Players who pre-order NBA 2K12 for the PS3 or Xbox 360 will receive access to two additional teams/players in NBA’s Greatest mode. The bonus babies include the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors (with Chris Mullin) and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings (with Chris “Timeout!” Webber). According to 2K, these teams will only be available to those who pre-order NBA 2K12.

NBA 2K12 will be released for the PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 on October 4.

[Source: ESPN]

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