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Multiple outlets are spilling the beans about NBA 2K12's newest mode: NBA's Greatest. The mode seems to be an extension of The Jordan Challenge mode that was available in NBA 2K11.

This time around Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and 10 other unannounced all-time greats will be featured in this new mode.

At this time, the unannounced players are not the only thing shrouded in mystery here. It's unclear how many different scenarios or teams will even be included in this mode. This is being intentionally done so fans debate who they think should be included, according to 2K Sports.

The folks at 2K Sports want to go even further when it comes to re-creating moments in the NBA's Greatest mode by mimicking broadcasts from the '80s and even '60s. This means different camera angles, replay styles or even black and white video in order to bring people into the historical aspects of these games.

The NBA's Greatest mode seems like a really smart one when considering the ongoing NBA lockout, as well as the success of The Jordan Challenge mode last year.

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# 161 stillfeelme @ 08/03/11 09:57 PM
Man on man,

80's Bird vs. Dr.J battles. I knew they had to get Doc, and the Sixers once Bird, and Magic were in it!! Too many classic games between them in the playoffs and finals revolving around the Sixers, Celtics, and Lakers

Will get to do this lol now... I kid, I kid.

With this news I am surprised to see people complaining about gameplay and current players. We don't know what 2K has in store, well a select few on here know.
 
# 162 Laimbeer @ 08/03/11 10:10 PM
I match one choke for another.
 
# 163 miguelvelasco41 @ 08/03/11 10:48 PM
Really looking forward to 2k12. The additions of Dr.J and Kareem plus other legends (hopefully Barkley too) have really made me excited.

I dont get it why people are hogging all over the graphics. 2k11 had superb graphics and im sure 2k will deliver a even better experience with 2k12
 
# 164 Marino @ 08/03/11 10:53 PM
Well 2k, you got me...again. I'll be seeing you on release day.
 
# 165 sportjames23 @ 08/03/11 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Marino
Well 2k, you got me...again. I'll be seeing you on release day.
You ain't lyin'. The last time I was excited about 2K in consecutive years was back in the Dreamcast days.
 
# 166 thebesteva_22 @ 08/03/11 11:22 PM
Some of those shots look like the pc mods esp. Magic.
 
# 167 wrestlinggod1 @ 08/03/11 11:25 PM
Some info I gathered after today's news.

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Originally Posted by Gamespot
Matches will be re-created to be as authentic as possible to the time in which they took place. Games will feature commentary that reflects the time frame and that references matches leading to the game in question, and there are promises of extras that should make NBA historians very happy.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6326996...-nbas-greatest
 
# 168 VDusen04 @ 08/03/11 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wrestlinggod1
Some info I gathered after today's news.


http://www.gamespot.com/news/6326996...-nbas-greatest
Nice find. I'd be interested in what the other stuff would be that'd make NBA historians happy.
 
# 169 Jojobaer @ 08/04/11 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by laroche360
that actually leaves me speechless..., just when i thought ,i would have to keep 2k11 forever....2k12 is about to make my dreams come true, DR J , Kareem ,are u kidding me??no to forget there are 10 more classic teams that are lockable,Ronny also mentionned that DLC are definetely a possibility...man what are they gonna do with 2k13,und forward.....just put the SUNS 1993 , then i can die in peace
1993 Phoenix Suns would be a dream come true! My favourite NBA team of all times...
 
# 170 quadsas @ 08/04/11 03:45 AM
So I guess we can expect every single franchise's greatest season team in game next year?
 
# 171 htown_rockets @ 08/04/11 04:29 AM
hakeem's quadruple double perhaps? it would be difficult as hell, but it would a great chance to play in the dream's shoes.
 
# 172 BobbyColtrane @ 08/04/11 06:47 AM
I know no one likes my team but PLEASE 2K put the '99 Spurs on the game.

Young Duncan, D-Rob still pretty good, Sean Elliott, Mario Elie, etc.

My favorite team of all time.
 
# 173 KGDunks @ 08/04/11 07:10 AM
Will all of the classic teams from 2k11 be in 2k12?
 
# 174 jmo2278 @ 08/04/11 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by sportjames23
Why are some of you complaining about the graphics? 2K11 looks friggin' great. And 2K12 looks like it's gonna look fantastic, too.

Tell you what--pop in 2K10 and compare it to 2K11. 2K11 blows 2K10 out the water. And don't even get started on 2K9 or earlier. They look absolutely prehistoric compared to 2K11.
Ditto this
 
# 175 RedSceptile @ 08/04/11 08:38 AM
Hey how about some Bob Petit's St. Louis Hawks, Joe Fulks, Paul Arizin, Tom Gola's Philadelphia Warriors, Dolph Schayes' Syracuse Nationals, and Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas' Cincinatti Royals for some old old school teams besides the obvious Russell Celtics etc.?
 
# 176 VDusen04 @ 08/04/11 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by KGDunks
Will all of the classic teams from 2k11 be in 2k12?
I think it's hard to say at this point. I've been wondering the same thing. My guess is some of the classic teams from 2K11 will return, but in an altered state. For instance, we could see what appeared to be the '88 Hawks (as opposed to the '90 Hawks) in the trailer. And it seems like it'd be more economical to perhaps eliminate the '90 Hawks in favor of the '88 team. Similarly, with the addition of the '94 Rockets, I've wondered if this meant a switch over to the '94 Knicks as well (as opposed to '95).

As for the rest of the squads, I hope they kept them around. I'd be bummed to see the Bad Boys not make the cut. I'm also wondering if all the Bulls teams will stick around, with the spotlight no longer being entirely on Michael Jordan.

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Originally Posted by RedSceptile
Hey how about some Bob Petit's St. Louis Hawks, Joe Fulks, Paul Arizin, Tom Gola's Philadelphia Warriors, Dolph Schayes' Syracuse Nationals, and Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas' Cincinatti Royals for some old old school teams besides the obvious Russell Celtics etc.?
I'm curious about the old old school teams as well. Though, when the idea of 15 legends was introduced, I'd be doubtful that Gola, Schayes, Fulks, Arizin, and Lucas fit the bill. They're all legends, but they're not the "marketable" type of legends I bet that will make this mode run. Robertson would fit the bill though. And with a possible mention of pre-shot clock days in an article, George Mikan wouldn't seem far off either.
 
# 177 bostonchipster @ 08/04/11 08:49 AM
The fact that the bad boys were big rivals against two of the three coverboys makes me think they will be in. Pistons and Celtics rivalry games are gonna be insane.
 
# 178 RedSceptile @ 08/04/11 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by VDusen04
I'm curious about the old old school teams as well. Though, when the idea of 15 legends was introduced, I'd be doubtful that Gola, Schayes, Fulks, Arizin, and Lucas fit the bill. They're all legends, but they're not the "marketable" type of legends I bet that will make this mode run. Robertson would fit the bill though. And with a possible mention of pre-shot clock days in an article, George Mikan wouldn't seem far off either.
Yeah I know what you mean. I just tried to think of some of the great black and white teams and who were there center-pieces. I at least somewhat hope to see Bob Petit since he's pretty significant in Basketbsll history, meh we'll see. I'm salivating at the pretty much guaranteed possibility to play with Russell and doing those chase down blocks and horrible free throw shooting.
 
# 179 boodahisthe1 @ 08/04/11 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jeebs9
Has to be them!! Charles barkle better sign!!!!
What do we gotta do as fans to convince Charles Barkeley to Sign his rights over to 2k so he can be on the game..2k11 was one of the best basketball games i have ever played, but the Jordan challenge mode was incomplete by not having the 1993 finals (bulls vs suns)..they gotta have both barkely's too (76ers & Suns)....am i asking for too much
 
# 180 TheBadazz @ 08/04/11 09:38 AM
I know the PC Modders aregoing to have a field day with this game. I think it's time to upgrade mines.
 


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