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ESPN has announced the 15 legends in NBA 2K12 and their opposing teams. Both sides should have 10-12 accurate players represented according to the article. Here's the list of players and their opponents in the game:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
86-87 Lakers vs. Celtics

Larry Bird
85-86 Celtics vs Hawks

Julius Dr. J Erving
84-85 76ers vs Bucks

Wilt Chamberlain
71-72 Lakers vs Knicks

Patrick Ewing
94-95 Knicks vs Magic

Magic Johnson
90-91 Lakers vs Blazers

Michael Jordan
92-93 Bulls vs Hornets

Karl Malone
97-98 Jazz vs Spurs

Scottie Pippen
95-96 Bulls vs Sonics

Oscar Robertson
70-71 Bucks vs Lakers

Hakeem Olajuwon
93-94 Rockets vs Nuggets

Bill Russell
64-65 Celtics vs Lakers

Jerry West
70-71 Lakers vs Hawks

Isiah Thomas
88-89 Pistons vs. Bulls

John Stockton
97-98 Jazz vs. Lakers

Bonus Teams
1990-91 Warriors and 2001-02 Kings


Chris' Take: Seems to be a lot of a 'been there done that' with several of the guys and teams on the list. BUT, that doesn't mean it's still not cool (for now). Some of the guys are pretty exciting such as Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlin. If the rosters from the opposing teams are spot-on as mentioned in the article, then this mode gets a lot more exciting and that appears to be the case. But really, a lot of the guys from the 90s and late 80s are rehashes of last year's teams on the Jordan Challenge. And it appears you have to play (or I'm sure pay) to unlock the teams in exhibition.

NBA 2K needs all it can to top last year's effort sales wise, I'm highly skeptical it's going to be able to match it with the NBA Lockout and a legends lineup that feels cool but somewhat rehashed as well -- but the mode should be quite cool at least one more year.

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# 1 wrestlinggod1 @ 08/18/11 03:11 PM
Sweet find fried rice!
I didn't see Chuck's name though
 
# 2 ifriedrice @ 08/18/11 03:15 PM
The TV-filters they used to make the time-period-authentic-look are unbelievably cool.
 
# 3 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:17 PM
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But it's not just about the stars, as 2K went to great lengths to fill out the actual benches for these teams, having 10-12 of the real NBA players for every historic team and limiting the number of generic replacements to a minimum.
 
# 4 Dice @ 08/18/11 03:19 PM
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But it's not just about the stars, as 2K went to great lengths to fill out the actual benches for these teams, having 10-12 of the real NBA players for every historic team and limiting the number of generic replacements to a minimum.
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
 
# 5 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:20 PM
The 1985 Sixers?
 
# 6 yungsta404 @ 08/18/11 03:21 PM
good stuff i was just wondering if the BIG O was gonna be in it.
 
# 7 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:22 PM
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The 1992-93 Bulls vs. The 1992-93 Hornets
LOL...It was so funny reading it for the first time...!
 
# 8 yungsta404 @ 08/18/11 03:26 PM
One thing that was alittle bit bothering to me was how all the old school players have generic shoes.

I know its really knit picky but i thought they would atleast add some old school chucks or something to the really old school players like bill russell..etc
 
# 9 Ermolli @ 08/18/11 03:27 PM
Will there be a way to unlock the 1990-91 Warriors and 2001-02 Kings without preorder? If there's a code I guess that those teams are in the disc.
 
# 10 btiberi @ 08/18/11 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by youvalss
The 1985 Sixers?
That has to be wrong, because that was Barkley's first year with the Sixers.

I'm a little disappointed that they chose to have Pippen and Malone/Stockton as separate legends, but it's understandable. Would have been nice to have Barkley's Suns and Reggie's Pacers, but oh well. Hopefully they finally throw in the mid-90s Suns and Pacers jerseys as a consolation.
 
# 11 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:29 PM
1989 Bad Boys FTW!!!
 
# 12 Marino @ 08/18/11 03:29 PM
Charlotte Hornets!!!!
 
# 13 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by btiberi
That has to be wrong, because that was Barkley's first year with the Sixers.
Right, didn't think about this. If it's true, Charles must be one of those few generic guys. Player #85...?
 
# 14 jeebs9 @ 08/18/11 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wrestlinggod1
Sweet find fried rice!
I didn't see Chuck's name though
Reggie and Chuck just don't want to do it. Which pretty much sucks..
 
# 15 ifriedrice @ 08/18/11 03:33 PM
97-98 Kobe. Was that an afro year?

Adds Boenisch: "This will be an eye-opener for younger fans who are used to Kobe dominating every video game. This is a different Kobe. He's pretty raw."
 
# 16 jpdavis82 @ 08/18/11 03:33 PM
Did anyone else miss this their first time reading through?

So this year, you have one goal: win. It's that simple. Win and you unlock both teams to play as in Exhibition.
 
# 17 neptuneniq @ 08/18/11 03:33 PM
kobe shaq lakers 3 peat is too premature for 2k12

but u still get to play them as the 98 version
 
# 18 BunnyHardaway @ 08/18/11 03:35 PM
'95 Magic = I need to buy a new console + this game ASAP.
 
# 19 youvalss @ 08/18/11 03:36 PM
I guess you can still move Drexler to the Rockets, and chew (and spit) those '95 Magic...
 
# 20 sportsgamefanman @ 08/18/11 03:40 PM
Great list! Im most excited about playing with "THE DREAM"!
 

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