NBA 2K13 News Post

The '92 Dream Team & 2012 Olympic team will be featured in NBA 2K13. Charles Barkley is in, but Scottie Pippen couldn't get a deal worked out.

It's cool we get to battle it out between these 2 teams, but with Pippen off the roster, it puts a definite blemish on the announcement.

Check out the higher resolution NBA 2K13 screenshot, featuring the 92 Dream Team, right here.

NBA 2K13 to Feature 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and Legendary 1992 "Dream Team"

2K Sports proudly announces partnership with USA Basketball for NBA 2K13

2K Sports today announced a partnership with USA Basketball to feature both the star-studded 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team” in NBA 2K13, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*.

“As executive producer, letting fans go head to head with these legendary USA teams was extremely important to JAY Z,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We are excited to partner with USA Basketball, and share in JAY Z’s enthusiasm in making this a reality in NBA 2K13.”

The 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team has earned recognition as one of USA Basketball’s all-time greatest teams. NBA 2K13 cover athlete Kevin Durant helped lead the USA to its successful showing and joins the elite list of accomplished basketball players who have represented USA Basketball.

“It was an incredible blessing to have been part of the 2012 USA Basketball National Team,” said Durant. “USA Basketball's National Team legacy is incredible and so many of basketball’s all-time greats have been part of it, I’m just honored to be in that group. Like everybody, I can’t wait to see how our squad stacks up against the 1992 team in NBA 2K13.”

The original “Dream Team” is widely considered the most dominant sports team ever assembled, and featured 11 Hall of Fame players including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, David Robinson and Charles Barkley.

“The experience we shared in Barcelona is truly one of the highlights of my career,” said five-time NBA MVP and former NBA 2K cover athlete Michael Jordan. “Being able to represent not only my country but basketball as a whole is an honor that I will never forget.”

“The fantasy matchup between the legendary 1992 ‘Dream Team’ and the 2012 USA Men’s national team has become one of the greatest sports debates of our time,” stated JAY Z, the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13. “In NBA 2K13, we’re giving fans the opportunity to play as two of the best teams ever assembled in sporting history, literally putting the debate right into their hands.”

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system and Windows PC. The Wii U™ version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive the NBA All-Star content on day one at no extra cost.

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# 1 kjjnesb @ 08/15/12 10:02 AM
Sans Scottie Pippen
# 2 deetoman @ 08/15/12 10:03 AM
Added 2 more players and new jerseys!!! Oh I cant wait......
# 3 vannwolfhawk @ 08/15/12 10:03 AM
Barkley!! This has to mean and assure us that we see 93 suns and KJ, Dumas, thunder Dan, etc right?
# 4 goblue1523 @ 08/15/12 10:03 AM
C'mon Pippen just be a part of the dream team.
# 5 Eman5805 @ 08/15/12 10:04 AM
Settle which team is better on the court, eh?

But unlike how that matchup would go if it could really happen, Anthony Davis will get solid minutes.

Edit: Oh crap. This is the big huge "freak they head" announcement, isn't it? I hope not. It's nice, but I'm not really worrying about this cuz I won't play with these teams more than once.
# 6 green94 @ 08/15/12 10:04 AM
Makes sense - great addition.
# 7 Nathan_OS @ 08/15/12 10:05 AM
I guess.....
# 8 youALREADYknow @ 08/15/12 10:05 AM
So once you remove the hype and get down to the meat and potatoes of it, we just got 2-4 new jersey textures, 2 new jersey logos, and a few new cyberfaces.

Whoop-di-doo. Sarcasm aside, PC gamers have had these teams for a long time.
# 9 aloncho11 @ 08/15/12 10:06 AM
Nice! I wonder if that means more classic international squads too
# 10 TeamBuilder @ 08/15/12 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by green94
Makes sense - great addition.
It is, but not "huge" news.
# 11 cjocan @ 08/15/12 10:06 AM
Pippen not on the team 'Per IGN'...could not get licensing agreement for him...
# 12 green94 @ 08/15/12 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by kjjnesb
Sans Scottie Pippen
Where's Pip?
# 13 Eman5805 @ 08/15/12 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by cjocan
Pippen not on the team 'Per IGN'...could not get licensing agreement for him...
More likely he wanted coin.
# 14 Pappy Knuckles @ 08/15/12 10:07 AM
No Angola, no buy!
# 15 Rain816 @ 08/15/12 10:07 AM
Smh....2 b honest.....the Jay-Z news was bigger then this
# 16 green94 @ 08/15/12 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by cjocan
Pippen not on the team 'Per IGN'...could not get licensing agreement for him...
Wow, they finally get Barkley and lose Pippen.
# 17 Bobcats3 @ 08/15/12 10:08 AM
lol christian laetner!
# 18 TeamBuilder @ 08/15/12 10:08 AM
Typical Ronnie2K. On Twitter he says he wants us to tweet about it so we can get the topic to trend. All he seems to care about is getting max publicity.
# 19 Jrocc23 @ 08/15/12 10:09 AM
That's cool, but not that impressed.
# 20 DirtyJerz32 @ 08/15/12 10:09 AM
So if they are given us both Olympic teams I wonder if they'll have the FIBA championships... Thoughts?

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