NBA 2K12's a pretty rad game all around (yeah, I said rad, you want to make something of it, McFly?), but the coolest feature has been their legends system, allowing players to play with greats like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and even great teams like Chris Webber's early-2000's Kings. It's been particularly interesting seeing younger players learn about stars like Sydney Moncrief and Moses Malone. Based off that success, in coordination with their new Legends Showcase update they're selling for the holidays, 2KSports announced a new batch of superstars available for download. And the list is a doozy. From the presser:
Complete List of New LegendsSome notes:
George Mikan (1951 Lakers) David Thompson (1978 Nuggets) Derek Harper (1990 Mavericks) Bob Cousy (1957 Celtics) Jamaal Wilkes (1981 Lakers) Tom Chambers (1990 Suns) Bob Pettit (1959 Hawks) Jack Sikma (1982 Sonics) Kevin Johnson (1990 Suns) Nate Thurmond (1967 Warriors) Alex English (1983 Nuggets) Reggie Lewis (1993 Celtics) Lenny Wilkens (1968 Hawks) Adrian Dantley (1984 Jazz) Dan Majerle (1993 Suns) Dave Bing (1968 Pistons) Bernard King (1984 Knicks) Kenny Anderson (1994 Nets) Wes Unseld (1969 Bullets) Rolando Blackman (1984 Mavericks) Cedric Ceballos (1994 Suns) Connie Hawkins (1970 Suns) Kiki Vandeweghe (1984 Nuggets) Dee Brown (1995 Celtics) Dave Cowens (1973 Celtics) Mark Eaton (1985 Jazz) Gheorge Muresan (1996 Bullets) Tiny Archibald (1973 Kings) Sleepy Floyd (1987 Warriors) Glen Rice (1997 Hornets) Spencer Haywood (1973 Sonics) Fat Lever (1988 Nuggets) Shawn Bradley (1997 Mavericks) Bob McAdoo (1975 Braves) Mark Jackson (1989 Knicks) Steve Smith (1998 Hawks) Elvin Hayes (1975 Bullets) Kenny Walker (1989 Knicks) Jalen Rose (2001 Pacers) Rick Barry (1975 Warriors) Dale Ellis (1989 Sonics) Jamal Mashburn (2003 Hornets) Bob Lanier (1977 Pistons) Artis Gilmore (1978 Bulls) Yao Ming
- David Thompson and Alex English for the win. Just had to get that out of the way.
- The addition of Yao should not be overlooked. The game significantly provides an advantage to height. Granted, I'm terrible at the game, but no one should be able to drop 50 on anyone with Hasheem Thabeet. No one. Yao could be devastating.
- Lots of pure shooters in this update, which could make for some fun H-O-R-S-E contests in the new legends pack.
- Notably still absent are Allen Iverson, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley.