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Our friends at NLSC have posted their top 5 basketball video game intros. Man, do those NBA Live videos bring back some memories.

What are your favorite basketball video game intros? Find them on Youtube and throw em' in here!

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# 1 JasonMartin @ 02/01/13 09:35 AM
The 2K13 intro is horrible.

90% is Jay-Z performing, 10% basketball.



I had live 2000 on my computer back in the day. It's the best intro of any basketball game ever. And it has KG.


Done deal.
 
# 2 XenoZograscope @ 02/01/13 09:49 AM







10 char again.
 
# 3 Mintsa @ 02/01/13 10:28 AM
NBA 2K2...hands down, best intro ever !!! That intro got me so pumped to play the game.....


 
# 4 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 02/01/13 11:15 AM
I like NBA LIVE intro better over the years
 
# 5 jeebs9 @ 02/01/13 11:28 AM
I have to say. My family been playing 2k since the first one. But the intro we still talk about til this day. Is the 2k2 intro!

But the 2k4 one is one I remember because they used LeBron James clips when he was still in HIGH SCHOOL lol.

I think the 2k intros is what got me into downloading and mixing clips. Things like the Reel Maker (May you R.I.P.)

The 2k2 intro... I can't tell you how many times we would restart the game just to re watch the intro over and over again. I also think what made that intro the best was because it was the height of the Allen Iverson career.
 
# 6 MagicFan4Life @ 02/01/13 12:05 PM
I miss the NBA 2K12 intro
 
# 7 jarod43 @ 02/01/13 12:36 PM
Must give a shout out to the NBA 2k5 intro. Loved truck and Mack boom boom Bang bang song with a reel of NBA highlights on my TV screen.
 
# 8 Bunselpower32 @ 02/01/13 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by XenoZograscope







10 char again.
Aw yeah 2k4. Easily the best.
 
# 9 eskimos44 @ 02/01/13 01:50 PM
The one listed so far are good and everything, but only 1 game stands out to me.

I ask you guys, do any of your games have the entire National Anthem played as it shows fans entering the arena? I didn't think so.

But this one does.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JpsQlvW-w
 
# 10 Ilovemesomeme @ 02/01/13 02:14 PM
Double Dribble
 
# 11 BUCKSWEATSHIRT @ 02/01/13 02:42 PM
 
# 12 thewb27 @ 02/01/13 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Killaice2099
NBA inside drive 2002. was my favorite without a doubt. and after watching the top five would still put it up there

I logged in just to say that was a damned good intro...never played inside drive but wow.
 
# 13 Durdur752 @ 02/02/13 12:39 PM
Dang man, what's up with all this hate for the 2K13 intro? I feel it's one of the best out of the rest. So what if it had Jay-Z in it? Have you guys seen some of the NBA promos? Especially the ones for the All-Star weekend? They're part music videos and part basketball clips. So maybe number 2 in the list because 2K12 did have a cool intro.
 
# 14 youvalss @ 02/02/13 03:28 PM
NBA 2K3 for me.




Iverson at the end is epic.
 
# 15 youvalss @ 02/02/13 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by XenoZograscope







10 char again.
Pretty good one!

Spoiler
 
# 16 sniapeko @ 02/02/13 08:28 PM
The NBA Live 98 intro will always occupy a special place in my personal ranking as it was my first basketball game.
And re-watching it nowadays, I still think it's a legit top 5 intro.

 
# 17 Iasounis @ 02/02/13 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrleaderboards
You guys are smoking crack....EASILY the best intoduction into a basketball videogame, and without comparison is 3 words....


are you ready?
I wish/suggested that they incorporate this type of intro in the Classic Teams. I'm not sure how well that would work with all teams, but that and the Pistons intro with the Wallace boys would rank high.
 
# 18 Jaifer @ 02/11/13 01:14 AM
Was is 2K2 or 2K3 that had Redman on it? i wanna say 2k2, but i could be wrong
 
# 19 VDusen04 @ 02/11/13 04:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Durdur752
Dang man, what's up with all this hate for the 2K13 intro? I feel it's one of the best out of the rest. So what if it had Jay-Z in it? Have you guys seen some of the NBA promos? Especially the ones for the All-Star weekend? They're part music videos and part basketball clips. So maybe number 2 in the list because 2K12 did have a cool intro.
My issue, as others have mentioned, is not the mere fact that Jay-Z's involved, it's that he's too involved. The reason I so thoroughly enjoy intros from the likes of 2K3, 2K4 and even 2K12 is because they're chock full of NBA basketball. In 2K13, the intro seems one part Jay-Z, one part NBA. My NBA video game intro expectations are that they be full of NBA basketball, not having the game relegated to just being part of the show.

I would agree the 2K13 intro does resemble much of what we see in some of the special real life intros. That's also why I'm not a big fan of those special real life intros. Hearing music over basketball highlights makes sense to me. Constant cuts to a recorded live performance by a popular musical artist does not.

For instance, this has music, but it does not cheapen its own effect by making quick cuts to the artist's face:

 
# 20 EarvGotti @ 02/11/13 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Killaice2099
NBA inside drive 2002. was my favorite without a doubt. and after watching the top five would still put it up there

This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Easily the best bball game intro EVER. The game wasn't good, but I would turn it on just to watch this intro
 

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