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All 16 Classic Teams Revealed For NBA 2K18

2K has revealed the final 2 classic teams for NBA 2K18, the ’01-’02 Nets and ’04-’05 Spurs.All 16 classic teams for NBA 2K18 have now been revealed. Check them out below and post your thoughts.

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  1. Even though I would've preferred the 2010 Lakers over either, I love these additions
    Now I can finally relive those classic mid-2000's Nash vs. Duncan battles
    Really grateful for another Kidd squad.
    And good to see the Spurs got a title team in there.
    As much as people want to hate on the teams announced, I think 2K did a good job for the most part. And who knows, maybe some of the teams we didn't get this time around, they'll work on adding for next year.
    Pretty much guarantees we're getting Jason Kidd, and probably Kenyon Martin, which is tremendous.
    Can't wait to play with all the young Spurs players too.
    Gonna love some Keith Van Horn and Kerry Kittles action too, provided they're in. Although they almost have to be if you're including that team.
    Guess Kenny Anderson is the best 2k Twitter troll of them all lol
    VAWereWolf65
    Love the spurs pick. Nets pick is eh
    Considering the classics were primarily coming from 2000 onward this year, the Nets' omission up to this point was pretty glaring. They were back-to-back NBA Finalists and with some flexibility, they will be able to serve as worthy and realistic rivals for the 2001 Lakers, 2004 Pistons, 2005 Spurs, and even the 2004 Lakers.
    On top of all that, that Jason Kidd-Kenyon Martin-Richard Jefferson trio was the bee's knees when it came to open floor entertainment.
    Now we need that Kenyon Martin signature:
    World1
    We can all breath a sigh of relief about 2k possibly losing Duncan

    Why was that a worry though? It was already confirmed the original classic teams were staying so at the very least we'd have young Timmy right?
    And the inclusion of the previously mentioned 07-08 Nuggets should've confirmed K-Mart.
    GloGangJay
    Even though I would've preferred the 2010 Lakers over either, I love these additions
    Now I can finally relive those classic mid-2000's Nash vs. Duncan battles

    Would have loved the 2010 Lakers as well, would have been a great matchup vs the 08 Celtics, but these are the 2 other teams I was hoping for.
    Everyone is going to have their share satisfactions and disappointments with the teams chosen, or not chosen, but I'm pretty happy with the teams added. 2k will never please everyone, unless they receive unlimited access to the players throughout NBA history. We just have to hop they continue to support classic teams and the fans that love the inclusion of such teams and players.
    MoodMuzik
    Why was that a worry though? It was already confirmed the original classic teams were staying so at the very least we'd have young Timmy right?
    And the inclusion of the previously mentioned 07-08 Nuggets should've confirmed K-Mart.

    Some people speculated that since no spurs team had been announced that maybe they lost his rights.
    2k has had teams with Charles, Moses, Andrew Toney, Rasheed, I wanna say at one point they had the bucks without Kareem(not sure if they did) and Sacramento without Webber.
    They had reason for concern.
    The final tally:
    1997 Miami Heat
    1999 New York Knicks
    2002 New Jersey Nets
    2002 Sacramento Kings
    2004 Los Angeles Lakers
    2005 San Antonio Spurs
    2006 Memphis Grizzlies
    2008 Denver Nuggets
    2008 New Orleans Hornets
    2011 Chicago Bulls
    2011 Dallas Mavericks
    2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
    2013 New York Knicks
    2013 Memphis Grizzlies
    2014 Indiana Pacers
    2016 Golden State Warriors
    That's a pretty nice haul. On first count there's 10 teams I'm pretty excited to have on board after not really expecting any real upgrades or additions this season. I'm really looking forward to giving these teams a shot while also waiting anxiously to see what roster makers can cook up with all these options. Hopefully everything works smoothly (uploads, downloads, edits, etc).
    Sidenote, two teams will be left without a classic team representative: the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.
    shawnydee
    not in 05 squad he retired after they ship in 03, but fore sure on the all time spurs team
    He's talking about Glenn but no worries, I mis-read "Dog" as "David" the first time around, too.
    World1
    Some people speculated that since no spurs team had been announced that maybe they lost his rights.
    2k has had teams with Charles, Moses, Andrew Toney, Rasheed, I wanna say at one point they had the bucks without Kareem(not sure if they did) and Sacramento without Webber.
    They had reason for concern.

    I see you. I'm really thrown off by the idea of these All-Time teams though. They can't leave anybody GLARINGLY off right?
    Lol can you imagine All-Time Spurs team with Manu, Parker, etc and no Tim Duncan? No way right? But I wonder if we're going to get a few of those.
    I do moreso expect to see Reggie and Barkley on their respective team though actually. Given Charles was on the Dream Team but not any other team I could see this being that sort of thing. But if Reggie or Charles aren't in, it's obvious why.
    Tweets from Ronnie 2K:
    "We don't like putting out Classic Teams w/o full compliment of guys, especially stars. In social media age, you have voice w/ those players!"
    "You know two of the major guys I am referring to in my last tweet. They're very public personas!"
    DutchMastah7
    Tweets from Ronnie 2K:
    "We don't like putting out Classic Teams w/o full compliment of guys, especially stars. In social media age, you have voice w/ those players!"
    "You know two of the major guys I am referring to in my last tweet. They're very public personas!"

    Well damn, strike out my last post lol
    Charles and Reggie need to sack up.
    shawnydee
    not in 05 squad he retired after they ship in 03, but fore sure on the all time spurs team

    Oh man, Im sorry. I didn't mean David Robinson, I was talking about Glenn Robinson, who played for the Bucks and was in 05 champions Spurs
    shawnydee
    not in 05 squad he retired after they ship in 03, but fore sure on the all time spurs team

    Dude, respectfully, there's no way in hell Glenn Robinson is on the all-time Spurs team. He was a waiver-wire pickup for us one season.
    The Spurs are the all-time winningest team in the NBA, there's no way Glenn Robinson is one of the best 12 or 15 Spurs of all time.
    Just saw your edit. NVM haha.
    MoodMuzik
    Well damn, strike out my last post lol
    Charles and Reggie need to sack up.

    The last thing they have is their likeness. If they don't want to be included for "chump" change, or whatever reasons they may have, I don't blame them.
    Good choice of the Spurs title teams. Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, Bowen, Horry, Barry & the rest.
    Still would have like to have seen either '03 or '14 (very prime Duncan or best "overall" team), but one is better than none.
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ
    Caelumfang
    Lol, so we get the 73 win Warriors, but we don't get the team that beat them in the Finals after being down 3-1. Alrighty.

    That's Cavs is almost identical the Cavs for next season, the Warriors had Barnes and Bogut and no Durant.
    That team achieve 73 wins, beating the Bulls record of 72, that's why they are in the game
    11 solid teams, a few head scratchers and throw-ins and one major screw up + leaving Wizards and Clippers without a classic team, but overall a solid job. I'll use quite a few.
    TonGunne
    Maybe Big Dog Robinson in the Spurs?

    I hope not because then that's just another classic team they could have made('01 Bucks) that didn't make the game over some of those other teams.
    shawnydee
    not in 05 squad he retired after they ship in 03, but fore sure on the all time spurs team

    Not David Robinson, he means Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson who the Spurs signed during the '05 season.
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ
    2005 Spurs is a great choice, but depends on if we get the big dog and Devon Brown just for his face. Also now I can replay 2005 Finals vs. Detroit by adding McDyess and Delfino on top of Wallace!!
    VDusen04
    He's talking about Glenn but no worries, I mis-read "Dog" as "David" the first time around, too.
    TonGunne
    Oh man, Im sorry. I didn't mean David Robinson, I was talking about Glenn Robinson, who played for the Bucks and was in 05 champions Spurs
    BobbyColtrane
    Dude, respectfully, there's no way in hell Glenn Robinson is on the all-time Spurs team. He was a waiver-wire pickup for us one season.
    The Spurs are the all-time winningest team in the NBA, there's no way Glenn Robinson is one of the best 12 or 15 Spurs of all time.
    Just saw your edit. NVM haha.
    J_Posse
    Not David Robinson, he means Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson who the Spurs signed during the '05 season.
    If my sources are correct, he was referring to Glenn Robinson, not David.
    RayRay34
    I hope not because then that's just another classic team they could have made('01 Bucks) that didn't make the game over some of those other teams.

    I'm going to guess he's not included with that team. He only played 9 regular season games for the 04-05 Spurs (signed with them in early April of 2005) and only played 8 minutes a game during the playoffs.
    BA2929
    I'm going to guess he's not included with that team. He only played 9 regular season games for the 04-05 Spurs (signed with them in early April of 2005) and only played 8 minutes a game during the playoffs.

    Playoff roster is playoff roster ;)
    RayRay34
    I hope not because then that's just another classic team they could have made('01 Bucks) that didn't make the game over some of those other teams.

    Maybe they don't have the rights for Jason Caffey, Scott Williams and Tim Thomas?
    I'd rather have Glenn Robinson on the all-time Bucks than don't have him at all.
    But I feel you, that Bucks was fun to watch!
    RayRay34
    I hope not because then that's just another classic team they could have made('01 Bucks) that didn't make the game over some of those other teams.

    Maybe we'll get short fade Ray Allen on all time team. I'm hoping we can make some 90s teams in create a team.
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    OTMax
    Playoff roster is playoff roster ;)

    Yes, but you can easily leave him off that to construct the team if you have to and you're not really losing the essence of the team.
    Hey, I hope he's in because he was great. I'd much rather him be on the All-Bucks team though so we can use a prime Big Dog and not "just want a ring" Big Dog.
    Ronnie's tweet makes it safe to claim that neither Reggie or Chuck will be on their respective all-time teams as well(Pacers, Sixers, Suns)......
    NINJAK2
    Ronnie's tweet makes it safe to claim that neither Reggie or Chuck will be on their respective all-time teams as well(Pacers, Sixers, Suns)......

    There's still hope for Rasheed! I couldn't care less about those two guys to be honest. As long as KJ is on the Suns and Rik Smits & Artest on Pacers, I'm good. Maybe Jermaine O'neal too!
    NINJAK2
    Ronnie's tweet makes it safe to claim that neither Reggie or Chuck will be on their respective all-time teams as well(Pacers, Sixers, Suns)......

    Honestly, that might be a good thing. Perhaps they see the All-Time rosters without them included and it annoys them enough that they'll join in next year.
    ;)
    TonGunne
    Maybe Big Dog Robinson in the Spurs?

    Having the rights to Big Dog but not including the 01 Bucks would seem like a huge oversight
    The teams I am most excited for are
    05 Spurs
    11 Mavs
    03 Nets
    97 Heat
    12 Thunder
    99 Knicks
    02 Kings(glad this team and Webber is back)
    And to some extent the 11 Bulls.
    I wonder if there is any chance 2K reveals the full rosters for these team before the game releases. Curious if there are any notable omissions in terms of players. Hoping no one major. Would also love to see missing players from past years included (namely Sheed).
    sva91
    Maybe we'll get short fade Ray Allen on all time team. I'm hoping we can make some 90s teams in create a team.
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    I'd think Ray Allen would have to be a starter on the Bucks all time team. Also based on the two posse-shots it seems legends have been visually respected across the board
    BMA68
    I'd think Ray Allen would have to be a starter on the Bucks all time team. Also based on the two posse-shots it seems legends have been visually respected across the board

    For sure. But I'm saying if he community wanted to make that team, we can pick up players from other teams and make some CAPS to create team.
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    DutchMastah7
    Tweets from Ronnie 2K:
    "We don't like putting out Classic Teams w/o full compliment of guys, especially stars. In social media age, you have voice w/ those players!"
    "You know two of the major guys I am referring to in my last tweet. They're very public personas!"

    Ha Im still wondering why they included the 00 Blazers and 04 Pistons in 2k16 and 2k17 without Rasheed Wallace. As has been assumed many times, Sheed probably backed out at the very last minute. I am really hoping Sheed has agreed to be in the game this year but its probably a long shot. And at first Nash wasn't on the 03 Mavs or 05 Suns but glad they were able to get him on those teams. I remember 2k receiving lots of heat when 2k13 was released for having the 85 Sixers team without Dr. J(and also Barkley of course), and no Kareem on the 87 Lakers, and no Webber on the 02 Kings.
    sva91
    For sure. But I'm saying if he community wanted to make that team, we can pick up players from other teams and make some CAPS to create team.
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    Oh yeah. That definitely seems like the best part of the All-Time Teams. Its like one of those huge random Lego bins you had as a kid. You can pick apart all the teams and make tons of different unofficial historic squads.
    BMA68
    I'd think Ray Allen would have to be a starter on the Bucks all time team. Also based on the two posse-shots it seems legends have been visually respected across the board
    If they're giving the Thunder the Sonics history for their all time squad Ray is probably going to be on that team as well
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    A few of you have brought up a great point I neglected when I was slightly disappointed about not getting a few more 90s teams. The potential to have certain players in their primes on the all-time teams will really assist in creating the teams we may have not received in the new classics.
    I for one am pretty happy to finally have a non-alien looking Shaq on that 95 Magic team. As one of those folks that love the prospect of recreating a single season in myleague, we may have some options here...
    BA2929
    Pretty much guarantees we're getting Jason Kidd, and probably Kenyon Martin, which is tremendous.

    Edit: NM...already mentioned on earlier page.
    Playing with this Nets team should be major fun. Oops on oops. The 2005 Spurs speaks for itself. Prime Tim Tony and Manu. With lockdown (dirty player) Bruce Bowen.

    Funny how a billion dollar company has failed to do, what an independent developer has done on their first attempt.
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    bigball12

    Funny how a billion dollar company has failed to do, what an independent developer has done on their first attempt.
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    Guaranteed he's on the Warriors or maybe even Hornets All-Time team.
    MoodMuzik
    I see you. I'm really thrown off by the idea of these All-Time teams though. They can't leave anybody GLARINGLY off right?
    Lol can you imagine All-Time Spurs team with Manu, Parker, etc and no Tim Duncan? No way right? But I wonder if we're going to get a few of those.
    I do moreso expect to see Reggie and Barkley on their respective team though actually. Given Charles was on the Dream Team but not any other team I could see this being that sort of thing. But if Reggie or Charles aren't in, it's obvious why.

    i'd be willing to bet that they aren't included on the all-time teams unfortunately. i hope i'm wrong, but if they were available in any capacity other than the dream team (charles) or in general, they would have had a classic team of theirs in.
    mrbigshot
    i'd be willing to bet that they aren't included on the all-time teams unfortunately. i hope i'm wrong, but if they were available in any capacity other than the dream team (charles) or in general, they would have had a classic team of theirs in.
    I concur. And I think that's okay. I would have hated to know that a few missing players killed an entire league-wide idea like All-Time teams. Some players just aren't going to yield their likeness, and that's fine. I just think a number of us are just probably going to need to practice expecting some of those vacancies, because they're going to be there.
    VDusen04
    I concur. And I think that's okay. I would have hated to know that a few missing players killed an entire league-wide idea like All-Time teams. Some players just aren't going to yield their likeness, and that's fine. I just think a number of us are just probably going to need to practice expecting some of those vacancies, because they're going to be there.

    yeah, and not to mention the CAP system is improving every year, and there were some really good CAP of reggie and barkley in last year's game. (2k17.) if stackhouse is on the pistons all-time squad, (or maybe 76ers or Wizards,) i'd be pretty thrilled so i can make some variation of the 1999-2000 pistons. just hoping grant is in too. if they are both not in, guess we just have to re-create them.
    The longer Reggie & Barkley hold out, the less people will care. Right now there are people playing games that watched them in their prime. It means something to me to have them in the game. Gamers younger than me are going to have other players that are important to them.
    I'm happy there are still classics in the game honestly. I wasn't sure it would last this long. I'm bummed about not having Barkley, Miller, & the 93 Nets but glad the classics mode is still alive.
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    Jason Kidd (02 Nets, 11 Mavs)
    Kerry Kittles (02 Nets)
    Kenyon Martin (02 Nets, 08 Nuggets)
    Keith Van Horn (02 Nets)
    Bruce Bowen (05 Spurs)
    Rasho Nesterovic (05 Spurs)
    Glenn Robindon (05 Spurs)
    Malik Rose (05 Spurs)
    Jamal Mashburn (97 Heat)
    Dan Majerle (97 Heat)
    P.J. Brown (97 Heat)
    Voshon Lenard (97 Heat)
    Isaac Austin (97 Heat)
    Kurt Thomas (97 Heat, 99 Knicks, 11 Bulls)
    Marcus Camby (99 Knicks, 08 Nuggets)
    Chris Childs (99 Knicks)
    Allan Houston (99 Knicks)
    Charlie Ward (99 Knicks)
    Mike Bibby (12 Knicks, 02 Kings)
    Baron Davis (12 Knicks)
    Landry Fields (12 Knicks)
    Carlos Boozer (11 Bulls)
    Chucky Atkins (06 Grizzlies, 08 Nuggets)
    Derek Fisher (04 Lakers, 12 Thunder)
    Jannero Pargo (04 Lakers, 08 Hornets)
    Bryon Russell (04 Lakers)
    Luke Walton (04 Lakers)
    Chris Webber (02 Kings)
    Peja Stojakovic (02 Kings, 11 Mavs, 08 Hornets)
    Hedo Turkoglu (02 Kings)
    Scot Pollard (02 Kings)
    Gerald Wallace (02 Kings)
    Brendan Haywood (11 Mavs)
    Anthony Carter (08 Nuggets)
    Linas Kleiza (08 Nuggets)
    Morris Peterson (08 Hornets)
    These are the players I'm almost 100% sure we will get on this new teams.
    Players like P.J. Brown, Derek Fisher, Bryon Russell, Chucky Atkins will probably be included in the other teams they are missing.
    Off course we will have many more on the all-time teams
    Man so much of the negativity I'm seeing on OS and Twitter is breaking my heart. If any 2k devs are scrolling this thread I just want to say thank you so much for these classic teams. It sucks that everyone can't understand how hard it is to get Barkleys/Millers/Odoms license. Im going to love using these teams. Thank you for celebrating the history, whether 60s or 2010s, of your sport like no other sports game out there.
    barond57
    Congrats on those of you who got a team. I almost forgot how little 2k cares about the Bucks.

    Arent there two Bucks classic teams already?
    The 24th Letter
    Fixed.....
    In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to play with these squads...

    Some of them are nice. I usually don't care so much for 2000's teams, but I must say that 2002 Nets were a fun team to watch. But it may take a lot of editing to get them to be that team.
    if 2k reads this here are teams u need in future seasons
    16-17 Bos about 5 years from now
    the Nets team with price garrett joe johnson deron williams
    the 15-16 Raptor team
    the 10-11 76ers that beat rose
    NYK is good
    15-16 Cavs
    14-15 Bulls
    00-01 Bucks
    Indy is good
    Det is good
    14-15 Hawks the ECF team
    09 Magic
    honers are good
    13-14 Heat
    16-17 Wiz
    maves are good giz is good
    No is good
    13-14 SA
    16-17 Hou
    den is good
    09-10 por
    minn is good
    16-17 OKC
    94-95 Jazz
    LAL Is good
    15-16 LAC
    Phx is good
    Sac is good
    GS is good
    ZB9
    Arent there two Bucks classic teams already?

    There are, but some of us weren't old enough to remember the 71 team. The 83 team, I was like 7 years old so I remember some of the players. For most of us the mid 90s to early 2000's were the glory days. Plus the '01 squad with the big three was so fun. I was a season ticket holder that year and that team should have been playing the Lakers for the title....damn rigged NBA! So while there are two teams some of us were hoping for our best team. Yes I said that! Even though they didn't win the title that 01 team was the best bucks team they have ever had.
    RayRay34
    There are, but some of us weren't old enough to remember the 71 team. The 83 team, I was like 7 years old so I remember some of the players. For most of us the mid 90s to early 2000's were the glory days. Plus the '01 squad with the big three was so fun. I was a season ticket holder that year and that team should have been playing the Lakers for the title....damn rigged NBA! So while there are two teams some of us were hoping for our best team. Yes I said that! Even though they didn't win the title that 01 team was the best bucks team they have ever had.

    The 01 team was better than the 71 title team with Kareem and Oscar?
    For all the complaints, there are some teams here that i’m glad are there: 2002 Nets, 2005 Spurs, 97 Heat, 99 Knicks, 11 Bulls, 04 Lakers, 02 Kings, 11 Mavs, 12 Thunder... they all had something iconic about them
    I only think the erroneous teams are the linsanity nix and one of the grizz teams, still glad for fans of those teams I'm kinda glad, because some of these teams add prime players which I'll swap for their current one in a myleague (I hope the Magic all time has Dwight and TMac)
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    I wonder if it is an option for 2k to add the championship Cavs with an update. All the players should be in the game. I can understand 2K passing on them initially since the team didn't change too much, now they are a complete different team.
    Kinda disappointed that 2K only went with 2 teams prior to 2000. I would have loved for them to add teams like the 67 Sixers(Prime Wilt), 86 Rockets(The first dominate Twin towers) or the 77 Blazers(Prime Bill Walton).
    Dice
    Kinda disappointed that 2K only went with 2 teams prior to 2000. I would have loved for them to add teams like the 67 Sixers(Prime Wilt), 86 Rockets(The first dominate Twin towers) or the 77 Blazers(Prime Bill Walton).
    It's too late now but the '77 Blazers would have actually made a lot of sense. I'm glad to have the '77 76ers but it's tough to get any real use out of them without an era-specific opponent. There used to be a nice user-made '77 Blazers on 2KShare last gen and it made for some fun times.
    VDusen04
    It's too late now but the '77 Blazers would have actually made a lot of sense. I'm glad to have the '77 76ers but it's tough to get any real use out of them without an era-specific opponent. There used to be a nice user-made '77 Blazers on 2KShare last gen and it made for some fun times.

    77 Blazers made a lot of sense? How? 2K has the rights to exactly one guy on that team
    Kstat
    77 Blazers made a lot of sense? How? 2K has the rights to exactly one guy on that team
    Easy does it, my friend. I meant it made sense strictly from a match-up standpoint, as I described. I understand why the team isn't there, just saying it'd have been one of those hypothetically solid ideas, perhaps back in 2011 when 2K12 was being created with all those Greatest matchups.
    Dice
    Kinda disappointed that 2K only went with 2 teams prior to 2000. I would have loved for them to add teams like the 67 Sixers(Prime Wilt), 86 Rockets(The first dominate Twin towers) or the 77 Blazers(Prime Bill Walton).

    I would have loved the 69-70 Baltimore Bullets.
    That team scored 120ppg and using a young Wes Unseld and Earl The Pearl would have been really fun.
    Too bad the NBA has distanced itself from the 'Bullets' moniker so we'll likely never see that team.
    BA2929
    I would have loved the 69-70 Baltimore Bullets.
    That team scored 120ppg and using a young Wes Unseld and Earl The Pearl would have been really fun.
    Too bad the NBA has distanced itself from the 'Bullets' moniker so we'll likely never see that team.

    Is that why they keep allowing the bullets jerseys as throwbacks?
    You won't see the 69-70 bullets because 2K doesn't have the rights to any of those players aside from three guys, and they aren't going to go through the trouble of getting the rights to another 4-5 to make that one team possible.
    The older the team, the harder it is for 2K to create.
    BA2929
    I would have loved the 69-70 Baltimore Bullets.
    That team scored 120ppg and using a young Wes Unseld and Earl The Pearl would have been really fun.
    Too bad the NBA has distanced itself from the 'Bullets' moniker so we'll likely never see that team.

    Their are Bullets jerseys in every NBA 2k so I doubt that's the reason they're not in. They probably just can't get enough of the players to make it happen.
    I could careless about the 07' Warriors. They got killed in the 2nd round of that playoffs.
    The 11' Memphis Grizzlies was a more impressive team IMO.

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