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2 More NBA 2K18 Classic Teams Announced - '05-'06 & '12-'13 Grizzlies

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2 More NBA 2K18 Classic Teams Announced - '05-'06 & '12-'13 Grizzlies

NBA 2K18 is adding 16 more classic teams this year. Today, they revealed the ’05-’06 and ’12-’13 Grizzlies. Which teams are you hoping make the list this year?

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  1. LeBronistheKing
    If the Grizzlies get two teams then I want my 2009 Cavaliers. Please put some effort into the 2009 Cavaliers LeBron player model as well if they are included.

    I think he looks pretty damn good in the 07 version
    There's no reason for these to be in, at all, zero!! We can create that whole 13 Grizzlies team and 06, wtf?! Give me one year earlier with young Pau, Battier, Stromile, J-Will...ughhh
    yellow86
    There's no reason for these to be in, at all, zero!! We can create that whole 13 Grizzlies team and 06, wtf?! Give me one year earlier with young Pau, Battier, Stromile, J-Will...ughhh

    You wanna give us 1, fine, but absolutely no need to give the Grizz 2 teams.
    Man I never thought I'd complain about classic teams but this is kinda embarrassing. Literally 0 people asked for the 05-06 grizzlies. I can understand throwing Memphis fans a bone, but youre still adding the 13 grizzlies anyway??? Seems to be a complete waste of resources. I wonder who in the higher ups lost a bet with a Memphis fan.
    I was kind of wondering if 2K might try to secure a classic team for every franchise at some point. If that's their goal then at least one of these picks makes sense. I was sort of thinking the mid-2000's Grizzlies might have a chance. Unfortunately for my personal preference, the '06 team misses Stromile Swift by one season.
    Can't quite figure out what made 2K think they needed two Grizzlies teams though (no disrespect to Grizzlies fans). After two winning picks yesterday, these two are kind of clunkers.
    Edit: Upon further thought, maybe their inclusion ties into the All-Time teams. As in, securing all the rights needed for an All-Memphis team coincidentally gave them enough players to field a couple of Grizzlies classic squads.
    Didn't 13 Grizz make it to the Western Conference Finals?
    I think 06 Grizz made their first playoff appearance w/Hubie Brown and Pau Gasol (?????)
    They shouldn't need to add these teams just for the All-Timers, since 2013 players are 90% still in the league and that 06 team as well actually. There's no all-time talent on that team even. Just odd not to pick a more exciting team, at least get one with Stromile Swift so we can get some dunks.
    Mauer4MVP
    Obvious explanation is some of the guys on 05-06 may be on the all-time team.
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    Pau Gasol
    White Chocolate
    Battier
    Eddie Jones
    Damon Stoudamire
    Mike Miller
    Hell 90% of the Grizzlies all-time roster was gonna be in the game either way lol Z-Bo, Marc, Conley, with the guys above....
    ALL were going to be in the game anyway and could/would have still been on the all time team. That excuse is out the window lol
    Poohdini1
    I think he looks pretty damn good in the 07 version

    The 2007 model doesn't look very accurate to his actual 2007 appearance. Looks like a weird combination of rookie LeBron and 2009. Wrong facial hair for 07 LeBron. Honestly the 07 LeBron player model looked more accurate in 2k16 then they changed it but did not improve it.
    LionsFanNJ
    Two grizz teams are dampening my hopes of getting any Nets classic team...sigh
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    Seems like the opposite to me. It seems like they're making an effort to give every team a classic option.
    yellow86
    They shouldn't need to add these teams just for the All-Timers, since 2013 players are 90% still in the league and that 06 team as well actually. There's no all-time talent on that team even. Just odd not to pick a more exciting team, at least get one with Stromile Swift so we can get some dunks.

    Exactly, the teams history is already on the game lmao
    Guess it gives them an opponent for 06 Heat and 13 Heat, cannot be a coincidence..same as last time, 2 of the same team, same year! Those teams are actually classic, these ones are not. Not even in Grizzlies' fans eyes.
    Ehhh, not a big fan of this.. I think this pretty much confirms the "classic" teams will be less Classic and more so just teams they can make from the players off the all-time rosters.
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    Yeah kind of lazy, just give us the option to edit players and create teams, I'll make my own classics. 2k doesn't even invest time into getting looks right, since a lot of players have the look of when they retired and are last generation graphics any way....
    I would've understood if they would've given us an 05 Grizzlies team to match up with the 05 Suns or if they wanted an 06 team, the Clippers, but not this..
    fileman3
    Why?? thats wasting 2 spots...
    That's one way to look at it. Another way is to consider that maybe we'd only get 14 classic teams without them. Really seems it could have been a situation where they were like, "Well, we've got enough player rights to make a few Grizzlies teams so... might as well." Look at them as bonus teams that probably didn't take anyone's place.
    LeBronistheKing
    The 2007 model doesn't look very accurate to his actual 2007 appearance. Looks like a weird combination of rookie LeBron and 2009. Wrong facial hair for 07 LeBron. Honestly the 07 LeBron player model looked more accurate in 2k16 then they changed it but did not improve it.

    I'll take your word for it. I still thought he looked pretty cool, it was nice to play with a LeBron that didn't have cankles lol
    I don't know how they can discuss these things and they narrow down their list to 16, two Grizzlies teams are left.!They must be laughing at fans so hard right now, it's like an April Fools joke..
    VDusen04
    That's one way to look at it. Another way is to consider that maybe we'd only get 14 classic teams without them. Really seems it could have been a situation where they were like, "Well, we've got enough player rights to make a few Grizzlies teams so... might as well." Look at them as bonus teams that probably didn't take anyone's place.

    I agree. I wish 2K would come out and say stuff like this. Context is pretty important. If you can put a stop to people thinking that these two Grizzlies teams took the place of some better options, a lot of the disappointment going around would be stopped almost immediately.
    ojandpizza
    Ehhh, not a big fan of this.. I think this pretty much confirms the "classic" teams will be less Classic and more so just teams they can make from the players off the all-time rosters.
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    I mean outside of Barkley and Miller led teams, there aren't too many more true classic teams.
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    VDusen04
    That's one way to look at it. Another way is to consider that maybe we'd only get 14 classic teams without them. Really seems it could have been a situation where they were like, "Well, we've got enough player rights to make a few Grizzlies teams so... might as well." Look at them as bonus teams that probably didn't take anyone's place.

    It's laziness, I'm sorry but there's no other way to look at it. They already have models of the Gasols, Battier, Mike Miller, Conley, Allen, Speights, Pittman, Tayshaun Prince, Bayless, Wroten, Gay, Randolph, Arthur, Stoudamire, Bobby Jackson, Atkins, Eddie Jones, Dahntay Jones...there's only a few guys like Hakim Warrick, Dooling, Haddadi & Lorenzen Wright who they need to create.
    For anyone thinking 2K might be making a move to add a classic team for every franchise (in light of the All-Time teams thing), here are the teams without a classic team now (along with some year possibilities):
    Los Angeles Clippers ('02, '05)
    Indiana Pacers ('98, '04)
    New Jersey Nets ('02, '03, '06, '07)
    Washington Wizards ('97, '07)
    Sacramento Kings ('99, '02)
    New Orleans Hornets ('08)
    Oklahoma City Thunder ('12) (Technically same franchise as Seattle but different enough to seemingly invite a Harden-Westbrook-Durant squad).
    yellow86
    It's laziness, I'm sorry but there's no other way to look at it. They already have models of the Gasols, Battier, Mike Miller, Conley, Allen, Speights, Pittman, Tayshaun Prince, Bayless, Wroten, Gay, Randolph, Arthur, Stoudamire, Bobby Jackson, Atkins, Eddie Jones, Dahntay Jones...there's only a few guys like Hakim Warrick, Dooling, Haddadi & Lorenzen Wright who they need to create.

    It's not just about creating a few more players. They have to get the rights to them too. They have a budget for this stuff. We've got 16 new classic teams and 30 new all time teams, and you're still complaining about them being lazy. Ugh.
    Aaaaaand excitement levels just dropped.
    What was so special about these teams? I wouldn't call either of them classic whatsoever.
    I miss the days when 'classic' teams were comprised of legends and high profile teams from era's gone by, instead of giving us teams that were literally in the league 4 years ago.
    Air has just been let out of the hype balloon.
    Oh well, I won't be using either of those two. NEXT!!!
    hyretic
    It's not just about creating a few more players. They have to get the rights to them too. They have a budget for this stuff. We've got 16 new classic teams and 30 new all time teams, and you're still complaining about them being lazy. Ugh.

    There will be plenty of players left off those All-Time teams, just watch. They already had the rights to most of them so this was an easy option, if you want to be picky with words.
    yellow86
    It's laziness, I'm sorry but there's no other way to look at it. They already have models of the Gasols, Battier, Mike Miller, Conley, Allen, Speights, Pittman, Tayshaun Prince, Bayless, Wroten, Gay, Randolph, Arthur, Stoudamire, Bobby Jackson, Atkins, Eddie Jones, Dahntay Jones...there's only a few guys like Hakim Warrick, Dooling, Haddadi & Lorenzen Wright who they need to create.
    Can't agree with that, my friend. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.
    Personally, I could have easily seen them advertising, "We've got 14 new classic teams, get ready!" and we'd all be pumped. Then maybe we get the game and some people notice there's enough Grizzlies on the all-time team to make a classic team or two. And maybe Grizzlies fans complain at that point about 2K having all the players needed for a Grizzlies classic team but not actually making one. Maybe they'd even call them lazy for that.
    Instead, it appears 2K noticed they had enough players to make multiple classic Grizzlies teams so they did. These aren't squads I'm personally interested in but props to them for putting them together. They could have easily just continued to leave Grizzlies fans hanging.
    VDusen04
    For anyone thinking 2K might be making a move to add a classic team for every franchise (in light of the All-Time teams thing), here are the teams without a classic team now (along with some year possibilities):
    Los Angeles Clippers ('02, '05)
    Indiana Pacers ('98, '04)
    New Jersey Nets ('02, '03, '06, '07)
    Washington Wizards ('97, '07)
    Sacramento Kings ('99, '02)
    New Orleans Hornets ('08)
    Oklahoma City Thunder ('12) (Technically same franchise as Seattle but different enough to seemingly invite a Harden-Westbrook-Durant squad).

    Basically this is what they are doing and I don't blame them, every fan should have a team, but to give them 2 is just silly. I get that 13 team, since it's the furthest they ever got in franchise history. The 06 one is just odd. They could've given us the 06 Clippers or 06 Wizards.
    I still highly doubt there will be a Pacers team that Reggie Miller was on, cause I could see that guy saying he will sue 2k if they use anything remotely related to him. I actually think the 13 Pacers will be in, with Lance and Hibbert and them..ughh
    Did not and never expected this. I'm speechless. I had to look up the 06 Grizzlies because I did not remember who was even on that team. I had more "classic" teams in mind like the 04 Lakers or more obscure ones but not this obscure lol. It's taking me a few minutes to digest these selections.
    1. '14 Spurs
    2. '12 Thunder
    3. '11 Bulls
    4. '11 Mavs
    5. '09 Lakers
    6. '09 Magic
    7. '08 Hornets
    8. '07 Warriors
    9. '07 Nuggets
    10. '05 Spurs
    11. '04 Lakers
    12. '02 Nets
    13. '02 Kings
    1 of these teams just got the axe.....
    NINJAK2
    Didn't 13 Grizz make it to the Western Conference Finals?
    I think 06 Grizz made their first playoff appearance w/Hubie Brown and Pau Gasol (?????)

    Yep and both of these teams were ranked in the top 5 of defense for their respective seasons. I don't know if this is a trend or what because yesterday classic teams were also known as defensive minded teams.
    At least we know the 50s-mid 90s teams are out of the question, so we can all just enjoy all these 'classic' 2005-2016 teams. Just watch the 16 Cavs and 15 / 16 Warriors be amongst the last 12...ughh
    I hate to sound ungrateful, but man what a letdown. I made a list of like 25 and never thought to have either of these teams. Barkley and Reggie seemed so close last week, no they seem so far.
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    yellow86
    What??? 2 Grizzlies teams and both of them suck...what is classic about those 2? Damn, not getting my hopes up for the next

    they probably had to fill the gaps and couldn't get the big names of the past. It's probably a lot easier to get newer teams in the last 10 years with guys that are still playing... Just thinking out loud...:popcorn:
    Sadly I think we won't see Wizards or Lakers in this year. Hard to get Lakers if Odom (Off court issues) & Andrew Bynum (nowhere to be found) & Gilbert Arenas (Always wants $ to appear) don't sign. I've also not seen anything on social media saying Deshawn Stevenson/Antwan Jamison or Caron Butler even play 2K so may be another problem getting Wizards squad.
    I agree that I think sadly 2K includes Paul George Pacers squad which would be pointless & definitely not a classic team. 15-16 Warriors too which is another disappointment.
    All in all I'll remain optimistic that 02 Kings & Nets make it in though. Fingers crossed.
    hyretic
    Seems like the opposite to me. It seems like they're making an effort to give every team a classic option.

    so far Knicks and heat, who already have classic teams, and now double grizz. Yup they certainly trying to spread out
    Netsfan76
    Sadly I think we won't see Wizards or Lakers in this year. Hard to get Lakers if Odom (Off court issues) & Andrew Bynum (nowhere to be found) & Gilbert Arenas (Always wants $ to appear) don't sign. I've also not seen anything on social media saying Deshawn Stevenson/Antwan Jamison or Caron Butler even play 2K so may be another problem getting Wizards squad.
    I agree that I think sadly 2K includes Paul George Pacers squad which would be pointless & definitely not a classic team. 15-16 Warriors too which is another disappointment.
    All in all I'll remain optimistic that 02 Kings & Nets make it in though. Fingers crossed.

    If they add 02 Kings as 'new' classic team, then that would be a serious disgrace! Don't worry, your 02 Nets are in man, I'd bet a $1000 on that. Yeah that 13 Pacers team and 16 Warriors + Cavs is highly likely. I think the 09 Lakers and 06 / 07 Wizards still have a high chance, but you never know.
    Ok, I have so many teams before this two, but I really appreciate at least one Grizzlies team. A young version of Pau Gasol (with short hair and no beard), young and effective Mike Miller, Shane Battier, Bobby Jackson when he could still play (not his older Rockets version). I'm not excited, but you have some fun with this team. I like the 02-03 better, but they won just 28 games.
    For the 13 Grizz, I don't like it at all
    I actually don't mind the 06 Grizzlies with prime pau, battier and prime mike Miller. At least those are good versions we didn't have last season. 13 is garbage. Gives us no retired players aside from washed up tayshaun prince. I guess some people might want prime Zach Randolph?
    barond57
    so far Knicks and heat, who already have classic teams, and now double grizz. Yup they certainly trying to spread out
    A classic team for everyone might make sense considering their inclusion of an all-time team for every franchise. I could see 2K pushing the idea of running a season or tournament with the ability to include a classic team from every single franchise.
    yellow86
    If they add 02 Kings as 'new' classic team, then that would be a serious disgrace! Don't worry, your 02 Nets are in man, I'd bet a $1000 on that. Yeah that 13 Pacers team and 16 Warriors + Cavs is highly likely. I think the 09 Lakers and 06 / 07 Wizards still have a high chance, but you never know.
    I'd love an '02 or '03 Nets team, especially if they gave Kenyon Martin the proper treatment.
    A Vancouver Grizzles squad like say the 97-98 team who won 19 games would have been better imo(most they ever won in that town lol) but oh well. Maybe they got Big Bryant Reeves and Shareef Abdul Rahim on the All time roster.
    yellow86
    If they add 02 Kings as 'new' classic team, then that would be a serious disgrace! Don't worry, your 02 Nets are in man, I'd bet a $1000 on that. Yeah that 13 Pacers team and 16 Warriors + Cavs is highly likely. I think the 09 Lakers and 06 / 07 Wizards still have a high chance, but you never know.

    Since the Kings were in before "Technically " they are not considered new so with that said that opens up another spot equaling 17 teams. That would be cool
    VDusen04
    For anyone thinking 2K might be making a move to add a classic team for every franchise (in light of the All-Time teams thing), here are the teams without a classic team now (along with some year possibilities):
    Los Angeles Clippers ('02, '05)
    Indiana Pacers ('98, '04)
    New Jersey Nets ('02, '03, '06, '07)
    Washington Wizards ('97, '07)
    Sacramento Kings ('99, '02)
    New Orleans Hornets ('08)
    Oklahoma City Thunder ('12) (Technically same franchise as Seattle but different enough to seemingly invite a Harden-Westbrook-Durant squad).

    I think we pretty much have a lock for a Kidd, VC, RJ team. Kidd will be on the all time Nets and maybe Suns team. I bet they create the championship Mavericks team, so a Nets team would only seem logical with Kidd, VC, RJ already in the game.
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    ojandpizza
    You mean dating back to the 90's? Because there are plenty from 50's-80's.
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    Such as?
    To be clear, I know there are some and the 05-06 one is kind of head scratching, but 12-13 one did make it to the WCF
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    ojandpizza
    I think we pretty much have a lock for a Kidd, VC, RJ team. Kidd will be on the all time Nets and maybe Suns team. I bet they create the championship Mavericks team, so a Nets team would only seem logical with Kidd, VC, RJ already in the game.
    I'd be down with that but you don't think they'd push for Kenyon Martin so they could provide the '02 or '03 squad instead?
    VDusen04
    I'd be down with that but you don't think they'd push for Kenyon Martin so they could provide the '02 or '03 squad instead?

    I'd definitely be fine with that. Just didn't know with VC already being in the game. Either way, I think it's pretty much a sure thing we get a Kidd Nets squad.
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    Mauer4MVP
    Such as?
    To be clear, I know there are some and the 05-06 one is kind of head scratching, but 12-13 one did make it to the WCF
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    Hawks, Bullets, Lakers, Celtics, Warriors, Blazers, Sonics, Rockets, if Barkley is added the Sixers... there's a few.
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    06 Nets were sort of meh. 2-man show with VC and Kidd but not much else and they got creamed in the playoffs. Neither player was at their best either.
    02 Nets were fun. Peak Kidd with Kittles, Jefferson, KMart and KVH. Lot of variety there. They were a devastating fast break team.
    Mauer4MVP
    You named franchises, not teams.
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    Any Bob Pettit Hawks squad to play the older teams already in the game, a Celtics teams composed of the Cousy, Russell, Sharman group that came before the one in the game already, or the Celtics team that came after with Russell as player coach, or the Celtics that won a championship with Dave Cowens, Jo Jo White, and Havlicek, or even the Celtics with Bird, Nate Archibald, Ced Maxwell, Parish, and McHale as the 6th man. Bullets teams from their finals runs with Hayes, Unseld, etc. Sonics teams that won it all played the same Bullets team in back to back finals so they would be each other's competition. The Sixers team with Wilt, Greer, Cunningham, etc from 67, Warriors team that won it all with Rick Barry 1975, Sixers with Barkley, Moses, Dr. J, Toney, Rockets team that played the 86 Celtics in the finals with the twin towers..
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    ojandpizza
    Any Bob Pettit Hawks squad to play the older teams already in the game, a Celtics teams composed of the Cousy, Russell, Sharman group that came before the one in the game already, or the Celtics team that came after with Russell as player coach, or the Celtics that won a championship with Dave Cowens, Jo Jo White, and Havlicek, or even the Celtics with Bird, Nate Archibald, Ced Maxwell, Parish, and McHale as the 6th man. Bullets teams from their finals runs with Hayes, Unseld, etc. Sonics teams that won it all played the same Bullets team in back to back finals so they would be each other's competition. The Sixers team with Wilt, Greer, Cunningham, etc from 67, Warriors team that won it all with Rick Barry 1975, Sixers with Barkley, Moses, Dr. J, Toney, Rockets team that played the 86 Celtics in the finals with the twin towers..
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    I can see some of those, but imo those Celtics teams are kind of pointless.
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    Yesterday's news were good, two real classic teams, and today's news are just sad.
    Who ever asked for these 2 Grizzlies teams? They are not classic at all. What's their importance to the history of the sport?
    They mean nothing to me and I will never even touch them when the game comes out. Wasted opportunity.
    Not hyped for tomorrow news anymore.
    Mauer4MVP
    I can see some of those, but imo those Celtics teams are kind of pointless.
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    Every team listed won a championship besides the Barkley Sixers team and the Rockets team that lost to Boston, and they all feature at least one player that's better than Reggie Miller lol.
    I don't see 2K making making any of the really old teams, but the Celtics team from 81 would be a nice addition. Especially since there are other 80's era teams for them to play against.
    The 77 Blazers with Walton would be a nice addition. He's already in the game with Boston and will likely be on the all-time Blazers roster. They beat the 77 Sixers team already in the game in the finals. So they already have their matchup.
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    I felt pretty letdown when I first saw these two teams were chosen, but eventually came around to appreciating that they're in the game as an option.
    But I can't imagine that these two teams were high on anyones list, they were definitely included out of convenience. Ultimately, I wouldn't use either of these two teams in a 30-36 Team Classic League. My definition of classic is 'do I want to pit them against other great teams to determine who comes out on top'.
    But a lot of the teams they've included are considered classic because they are memorable. Like the 2000 Raptors. This is also fine, and I would rather have the nostalgic teams as opposed to having 14 new teams instead.
    alecast
    Yesterday's news were good, two real classic teams, and today's news are just sad.
    Who ever asked for these 2 Grizzlies teams? They are not classic at all. What's their importance to the history of the sport?
    They mean nothing to me and I will never even touch them when the game comes out. Wasted opportunity.
    Not hyped for tomorrow news anymore.

    Right there with you. I won't go near either of them.
    Just when 2k had my attention back, they went and pulled this.
    Absolute waste of 2 classic team slots, same as the '13 Heat.
    Black Bruce Wayne
    I would have rather they added the Big Country Reeves Grizzlies honestly. Lol
    In all honesty I would too, just for the novelty and nostalgia.
    don't really see why anyone is mad when most people were struggling to name 16 classic teams they had yet to add.
    doubt i'll ever play with these teams but I'm happy theres some variety with classic teams.
    infemous
    don't really see why anyone is mad when most people were struggling to name 16 classic teams they had yet to add.
    doubt i'll ever play with these teams but I'm happy theres some variety with classic teams.

    Wait what?
    I could name 50 classic teams not in the game. The NBA is 70 years old. It's not difficult at al.
    infemous
    don't really see why anyone is mad when most people were struggling to name 16 classic teams they had yet to add.
    doubt i'll ever play with these teams but I'm happy theres some variety with classic teams.

    Couldn't be further from the truth. Don't get me wrong I like either grizzly teams but having the same team, one full of players still active seems like a waste of a spot
    VDusen04
    In all honesty I would too, just for the novelty and nostalgia.

    Less for big country, more for these uniforms.
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    Smart move by 2k to announce the two least desirable classic teams (most likely) out of the 16 the day they release the 'Get Shook' trailer.
    I'm wondering if we'll get a younger Rudy Gay on the 12-13 team though, since he was traded mid-way through that season.
    But anyway, I'll take these. I'm fine with any classic teams though since I only play this game using classic team players.
    Young, and slightly before peak, Pau Gasol.
    Young Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Darrell Arthur (I'm a KU guy), Mike Miller and Shane Battier.
    All of those guys are going to fit in nice in my Legends/Current NBA MyLeague that I do every year.
    Classic teams should  serious contenders or a  team that made a historic impact to their franchise.  Not a  regular team.  This is so underwhelming.  They should have community votes of what teams make the cut.  Or sell them as an add on.  2K takes an L for this.
    Kstat
    Wait what?
    I could name 50 classic teams not in the game. The NBA is 70 years old. It's not difficult at al.

    just going off of the original thread. a lot of people were saying that there were classic Lakers or Spurs teams that need adding but its muddy after that.
    I'm not an old enough NBA fan to name many classic teams - I do want to play with people like Reggie Miller, Gilbert Arenas, Charles Barkley and MVP D-Rose (outside of MyTeam) etc. tho.
    barond57
    Couldn't be further from the truth. Don't get me wrong I like either grizzly teams but having the same team, one full of players still active seems like a waste of a spot

    personally i like the idea of getting younger versions of current NBA players... tbh I would love throwback seasons where there is an entire 30 team from a particular season, but again I am but one person.
    I hope that the next 12 teams announced fulfil your wishlist tho.
    juicey79
    Classic teams should *serious contenders or a *team that made a historic impact to their franchise. *Not a *regular team. *This is so underwhelming. *They should have community votes of what teams make the cut. *Or sell them as an add on. *2K takes an L for this.

    never about selling content in a game we should get for free please remove that suggestion lol.
    dangerous ideas.
    We should be looking at who is on these two teams that would help build a different classic team.
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    Scvllp
    We should be looking at who is on these two teams that would help build a different classic team.
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    I'm sure we all have already because both these two teams are full of guys already in the game either still active or on other classic teams.
    If we wanted either of these teams we could have made them on the last game.
    Pau, Battier, Mike Miller, Eddie Jones, Bobby Jackson, Damon Stoudamire, Marc, Z-Bo, Tony Allen, Mike Conley, Rudy Gay, etc...are all in the game already. Even the scrubs lmao.
    2013 Grizzlies? Lol. People hardly even played with these guys in 2K13.
    Honestly I would have preferred the 2011 team that upset the Spurs in round 1 over those 2. Hell, might as well throw this Knick fan a bone and add the 2013 Knicks, the last good Knick team. I loved that team back in 2K13.
    Cowboyfan_19
    1. '14 Spurs
    2. '12 Thunder
    3. '11 Bulls
    4. '11 Mavs
    5. '09 Lakers
    6. '09 Magic
    7. '08 Hornets
    8. '07 Warriors
    9. '07 Nuggets
    10. '05 Spurs
    11. '04 Lakers
    12. '02 Nets
    13. '02 Kings
    1 of these teams just got the axe.....

    I'd wager the '14 Spurs won't be in. I wouldn't count on the '12 Thunder either. And as a Warriors fan, I wouldn't be hurt if the We Believe team wasn't in over some of these other teams. Yes, we beat the Mavs. But then we almost got swept by the Jazz and quietly faded away. I'd rather the Chris Webber Kings and some J Kidd Nets personally.
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    sva91
    I hate to sound ungrateful, but man what a letdown. I made a list of like 25 and never thought to have either of these teams. Barkley and Reggie seemed so close last week, no they seem so far.
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    You won't be disappointed if you never get your hopes up.
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    World1
    I'm sure we all have already because both these two teams are full of guys already in the game either still active or on other classic teams.
    If we wanted either of these teams we could have made them on the last game.
    Pau, Battier, Mike Miller, Eddie Jones, Bobby Jackson, Damon Stoudamire, Marc, Z-Bo, Tony Allen, Mike Conley, Rudy Gay, etc...are all in the game already. Even the scrubs lmao.

    Stromile Swift and Hakim Warrick aren't in. Overall, this is a bad omen for the remaining 'classic' teams.
    Better see a championship Spurs team represented or I 'riot.'
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ
    BluFu
    My only question is, why the 06 Grizzlies but not 04? Strange decision there.
    Good question. My first instinct would be to suggest 2K had more available rights for 2006 but giving a quick look, it seems like it'd be close to even. I'd have actually had a lot more fascination with the '04 team. Maybe still not too pumped about them overall, but I'd find Jason Williams and Stromile Swift to both provide some redeeming video game basketball qualities.
    daveberg
    Right there with you. I won't go near either of them.
    Just when 2k had my attention back, they went and pulled this.
    Absolute waste of 2 classic team slots, same as the '13 Heat.

    Well as a Memphian, this is not a thing I or anyone in this city would expect. Not one team, but especially not two. There being two teams that are absolutely classic to the cities fanbase shouldn't disappoint you. I think every team should have 1/2 classic teams. So I'm excited bout this
    Hustle Westbrook
    2013 Grizzlies? Lol. People hardly even played with these guys in 2K13.
    Honestly I would have preferred the 2011 team that upset the Spurs in round 1 over those 2. Hell, might as well throw this Knick fan a bone and add the 2013 Knicks, the last good Knick team. I loved that team back in 2K13.

    Sigh. 2013 Knicks were so good! I loved watching them. Definitely the last good Knicks team. They played beautiful basketball.
    Both these teams had to be made because of licensed players already in the game. That 06 team has 7 already licensed players and the 13 team has 12 licensed players. I'm not expecting any new licensed players after seeing these teams announced. Seems like they will make teams based off players that appeared in the game last year. Maybe a J Kidd team will happen but it's unlikely since I don't recall him in my team last year.
    We'll see though, I could be completely wrong... Also that 04 Grizz team would have worked but I think 2K got lazy and didn't want to create a new court.
    Newlegacy
    Well as a Memphian, this is not a thing I or anyone in this city would expect. Not one team, but especially not two. There being two teams that are absolutely classic to the cities fanbase shouldn't disappoint you. I think every team should have 1/2 classic teams. So I'm excited bout this

    Really all that matters right here...enjoy your teams. Theres a ridiculous amount of other teams to play with if guys dont like it....
    I'm glad the OG Grit and Grind squad is being documented now that they are mostly broken up...those MEM/OKC series will be forgotten treasures of the 2000s.
    Im not bitter toward you guys anymore now thay we beat you 3 times after the upset haha
    RayRay34
    Both these teams had to be made because of licensed players already in the game. That 06 team has 7 already licensed players and the 13 team has 12 licensed players. I'm not expecting any new licensed players after seeing these teams announced. Seems like they will make teams based off players that appeared in the game last year. Maybe a J Kidd team will happen but it's unlikely since I don't recall him in my team last year.
    We'll see though, I could be completely wrong... Also that 04 Grizz team would have worked but I think 2K got lazy and didn't want to create a new court.

    I have to correct myself. J Kidd was in my team last year.
    Man what annoys me year on year is who is in charge at making marketing decisions at 2k?
    if we ignore that no one - not even a mate of mine that's a Griz fan - wanted these two.....
    why announce both both at the same time and so early on... obviously this wasn't going to go down well or make anyone go "damn 2k you stepped up and got some unexpected names signed"
    slip memphis 13 in with Miller Pacer team or a Barkley team or anyone else that they have signed this year and people would have overlooked this slightly.
    putting two dubious classic together and from the same franchise with pretty much all people in the game and it just shines a light on it.
    makes me believe that from here on in its mainly teams  from recent times
    hopefully next few announcements bring back the buzz.... 
    right now no one is shook by this announcement! 
    Mintsa
    I support these classic Memphis teams.
    I'm sure grizzlies fans are excited to have them in the game.
    Let's support all teams.

    '05-'06 Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Roster (12 players)
    Pau Gasol, Shane Battier, Eddie Jones, Mike Miller, Chucky Atkins, Bobby Jackson,
    Lorenzen Wright, Jake Tsakalidis, Hakim Warrick, Dahntay Jones, Brian Cardinal, Antonio Burks
    Not in Playoffs but on the roster: Damon Stoudamire, Lawrence Roberts, Anthony Roberson (3 players)
    '12-'13 Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Roster (13 players)
    Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Tayshaun Prince, Tony Allen, Quincy Pondexter
    Jerryd Bayless, Darrell Arthur, Keyon Dooling, Ed Davis, Austin Daye, Tony Wroten, Jon Leuer
    Not in Playoffs but on the roster: Chris Johnson (1 player)
    Dexter Pittman (Not in Playoffs: April 14, 2013: Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies.)
    Battle of Memphis featuring the Gasol Brothers.
    I guess for Memphis fans and Gasol fans it makes sense...
    Keep 'em comin 2K...Im not sure why yall havin such a hard time accepting the teams... I take it as 2K are now tryin to incorporate notable players for franchises that didnt have the GREATEST runs but did have a moment. Hell im sure yall could care less about Vancouvers short time in the NBA buy damn let 'em have somethin. I was cool with the heat, knicks reveal, they could've stopped there. So who cares if they added a couple not so memorable to alot of you. Dont use 'em.
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    dilladawg4
    Keep 'em comin 2K...Im not sure why yall havin such a hard time accepting the teams... I take it as 2K are now tryin to incorporate notable players for franchises that didnt have the GREATEST runs but did have a moment. Hell im sure yall could care less about Vancouvers short time in the NBA buy damn let 'em have somethin. I was cool with the heat, knicks reveal, they could've stopped there. So who cares if they added a couple not so memorable to alot of you. Dont use 'em.
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    Actually, I would've welcomed a Vancouver Grizzlies team with open arms. The 2001 team for example with Swift, Bibby, Abdul-Rauf, Reeves, Doug West, Grant Long, Abdur-Rahim, Othella Harington, Massenburg or Memphis team between 2002 and 2005, they had some memorable players and just having that Grizzly bear court would've been awesome!!
    yellow86
    Actually, I would've welcomed a Vancouver Grizzlies team with open arms. The 2001 team for example with Swift, Bibby, Abdul-Rauf, Reeves, Doug West, Grant Long, Abdur-Rahim, Othella Harington, Massenburg or Memphis team between 2002 and 2005, they had some memorable players and just having that Grizzly bear court would've been awesome!!

    This ^^^ 100%
    That, to me, is a CLASSIC team. Not a team we had all but 4 years ago.
    People need to take a chill pill. It's two teams out of 16.
    Everyone was thrilled with the first two. Let's see all 16 before we judge the overall quality here.
    yellow86
    Actually, I would've welcomed a Vancouver Grizzlies team with open arms. The 2001 team for example with Swift, Bibby, Abdul-Rauf, Reeves, Doug West, Grant Long, Abdur-Rahim, Othella Harington, Massenburg or Memphis team between 2002 and 2005, they had some memorable players and just having that Grizzly bear court would've been awesome!!

    Touche'...i do remember that squad.
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    Kstat
    People need to take a chill pill. It's two teams out of 16.
    Everyone was thrilled with the first two. Let's see all 16 before we judge the overall quality here.

    They're clearly revealing them so we discuss them.
    We're not waiting on all 16 to judge two teams they've already announced. That doesnt even make sense lol Doesnt matter if people loved what we got with the first two and if the next 12 are all great teams. That wont change how people feel about the inclusion of these two teams. Type of logic is that?
    yellow86
    Actually, I would've welcomed a Vancouver Grizzlies team with open arms. The 2001 team for example with Swift, Bibby, Abdul-Rauf, Reeves, Doug West, Grant Long, Abdur-Rahim, Othella Harington, Massenburg or Memphis team between 2002 and 2005, they had some memorable players and just having that Grizzly bear court would've been awesome!!

    Everybody agrees, but 2K took the easy road this time and decided that, since they already had the arena, the court design and most of the players, they could also add those "classic" two Grizzlies teams.
    They are marketing 16 classic teams, but are actually building things from material already in the game.
    I bet 80% of the teams will be from the 00's. Just like last year.
    If you market 16 classic teams and do not present teams from the 70s, 80s or 90s, that is not classic what you are talking about, really.
    2k-fans are officially the most spoiled sports gaming fans there is.
    "TWO OF THE 16 TEAMS THEY ADDED AREN'T CLASSIC ENOUGH!!"
    Meanwhile, FIFA players can't even edit rosters :jpshakehe
    ayoooo
    2k-fans are officially the most spoiled sports gaming fans there is.
    "TWO OF THE 16 TEAMS THEY ADDED AREN'T CLASSIC ENOUGH!!"
    Meanwhile, FIFA players can't even edit rosters :jpshakehe
    There might be a bit of truth here.
    Three or four years ago we had a lot of great classic teams at our disposal as carryovers from the Jordan Challenge (2K11) and Greatest Mode (2K12). I understood how it could potentially be troublesome and costly to acquire more and more rights to players every single year so I started brainstorming about teams 2K could theoretically create primarily using players already included in the game.
    The way I figured - wouldn't we want teams like the 2000 Raptors as opposed to not having teams like the 2000 Raptors? They were the perfect easy squad - Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and about six others were already either on other classic teams or current teams. It kind of seemed like 2K had cooled their jets on rights acquisitions (understandable) so I figured in the meantime, maybe we could yield some modern classics instead of having nothing new added (here's my original thread: http://forums.operationsports.com/forums/nba-2k-basketball/754094-running-list-classic-teams-could-added-featuring-players-already-game.html).
    It seems a lot of people are looking at all the new classic team additions from 2K16 on forward as an either/or thing. I've seen many comments like, "You wasted a slot on that?!" I don't think that's accurate. I reckon it might be closer to the truth to imagine it may have been between 2K adding zero teams or choosing to create over a dozen new squads using the resources they already had (players already included, floor art, adequate art team time, etc).
    alecast
    Everybody agrees, but 2K took the easy road this time and decided that, since they already had the arena, the court design and most of the players, they could also add those "classic" two Grizzlies teams.
    They are marketing 16 classic teams, but are actually building things from material already in the game.
    I bet 80% of the teams will be from the 00's. Just like last year.
    If you market 16 classic teams and do not present teams from the 70s, 80s or 90s, that is not classic what you are talking about, really.

    I don't agree, they are classic, they aren't retro teams. The Warriors broke the Bulls record and are not classic? The 13 Grizz was on the conference finals. This teams are classic teams, the problem is that everyone wants retro teams.
    I would rather have some other teams? Maybe! But I will get these two and have a lot of fun playing a match between prime Gasols
    If you all really think... that a month away from release 2K JUST DECIDED ON A WHIM they're going to put together 16 TEAMS (oh idk guys let's throw a number up on the board and lets see what happens!)... and are charging full speed ahead to acquire all the rights to players they didn't have, get scans for them, get attributes/tendencies, courts, jerseys, and implement them into the game ON TOP OF DOING 30 ALL-TIME FRANCHISE TEAMS IN THE SAME SPAN OF TIME........ you are ridiculously short-sighted and your overreaction is showing.
    Probably the ones that ruin online for everyone. "2K IS LAZY/BUMS FOR "TAKING THIS OTHER TEAMS SPOT" is the equivalent of "I NEED MORE GREEN RELEASES 2K IS WACK FOR THIS YA'LL"".:signball::signball::signball:
    No team, is "taking the spot" over another. Either the PLAYERS DECIDED THEY WOULD BE IN THE GAME... OR THE PLAYERS (REGGIE/BARKLEY/ETC) DECIDED THEY WOULD NOT.... you all forget these 2k guys eat, sleep, live, and breathe basketball, you REALLY think they have something against Reggie? You REALLY think they DON'T want 93 Suns in the game with MVP Barkley?
    These teams were already put together months ago with the assets and rights-to-players they were able to get it looks like they've added some new ones as well, that's pretty nice.
    Without the '13 Grizzlies, we have 15 teams. I'll take 16 and be appreciative of it.
    They didn't decide to pull 16 teams out of their *** just before release. They put together a half a roster worth of teams given the resources they were able to obtain, and here are the teams we're going to have for the next iteration of 2k basketball. It doesn't make them lazy, it makes them hardworkers because we get 30 damn all-time franchise teams and 16 more teams on top of that ON TOP OF a whole 30 team NBA roster.
    Good grief, can't appreciate anything.:jpshakehe:jpshakehe:jpshakehe
    MoodMuzik
    If you all really think... that a month away from release 2K JUST DECIDED ON A WHIM they're going to put together 16 TEAMS (oh idk guys let's throw a number up on the board and lets see what happens!)... and are charging full speed ahead to acquire all the rights to players they didn't have, get scans for them, get attributes/tendencies, courts, jerseys, and implement them into the game ON TOP OF DOING 30 ALL-TIME FRANCHISE TEAMS IN THE SAME SPAN OF TIME........ you are ridiculously short-sighted and your overreaction is showing.
    Probably the ones that ruin online for everyone. "2K IS LAZY/BUMS FOR "TAKING THIS OTHER TEAMS SPOT" is the equivalent of "I NEED MORE GREEN RELEASES 2K IS WACK FOR THIS YA'LL".:signball::signball::signball:
    No team, is "taking the spot" over another. Either the PLAYERS DECIDED THEY WOULD BE IN THE GAME... OR THE PLAYERS (REGGIE/BARKLEY/ETC) DECIDED THEY WOULD NOT.... you all forget these 2k guys eat, sleep, live, and breathe basketball, you REALLY think they have something against Reggie? You REALLY think they DON'T want 93 Suns in the game with MVP Barkley?
    These teams were already put together months ago with the assets and rights-to-players they were able to get it looks like they've added some new ones as well, that's pretty nice.
    Without the '13 Grizzlies, we have 15 teams. I'll take 16 and be appreciative of it.
    They didn't decide to pull 16 teams out of their *** just before release. They put together a half a roster worth of teams given the resources they were able to obtain, and here are the teams we're going to have for the next iteration of 2k basketball. It doesn't make them lazy, it makes them hardworkers because we get 30 damn all-time franchise teams and 16 more teams on top of that.
    Good grief, can't appreciate anything.:jpshakehe:jpshakehe:jpshakehe

    100%.
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    antdoggydogg
    Look at the bright side guys, we'll most likely have another 2 teams revealed today.

    That's what I'm hoping for. Either that or another All time team or 2.
    I will say, they did cheat us with that Heat-All time photo of just Shaq and Wade lol.
    I was stoked my team got chosen next for an all-timers mashup screen shot... I did not get that :(
    We celebrate and welcome the history of the game. I think you guys will enjoy the rest of the unveils. We'll be unveiling the classic teams on twitter, everyday, in the upcoming days.
    LD2k
    We celebrate and welcome the history of the game. I think you guys will enjoy the rest of the unveils. We'll be unbelieving the classic teams on twitter, everyday, in the upcoming days.

    Keep them coming, always appreciate new classic teams even if some aren't ones I would choose myself. New teams is new teams!
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    LD2k
    We celebrate and welcome the history of the game. I think you guys will enjoy the rest of the unveils. We'll be unveiling the classic teams on twitter, everyday, in the upcoming days.

    Thanks bro...
    If you can, go ahead and toss a couple more pics in there for us....or maybe some roster reveals....
    LD2k
    We celebrate and welcome the history of the game. I think you guys will enjoy the rest of the unveils. We'll be unveiling the classic teams on twitter, everyday, in the upcoming days.

    Including today?? Please.
    hidetoshi981
    completely waste of 2 spots, 1 in 50000 will wanna use these two teams, who's idea to put these two teams in there? That person needs to be fired.

    Hey, no need to be harsh. No one should lose a job over this. you can send them to a Gulag for a couple of weeks instead. :y220d:
    Come on, I'm among the more skeptical guys here when it comes to classic teams, but this comment is too much. I wish you that you never get fired over something like this.
    LD2k
    We celebrate and welcome the history of the game. I think you guys will enjoy the rest of the unveils. We'll be unveiling the classic teams on twitter, everyday, in the upcoming days.

    Can't wait
    hidetoshi981
    Reggie and Barkley have to be in the game, how can you do an all time Pacers time without Reggie? and how can you do an all time Suns team without Barkely?

    Or an all-time Sixers team.
    hidetoshi981
    completely waste of 2 spots, 1 in 50000 will wanna use these two teams, who's idea to put these two teams in there? That person needs to be fired.

    Have some cheese with your wine.
    hidetoshi981
    Reggie and Barkley have to be in the game, how can you do an all time Pacers time without Reggie? and how can you do an all time Suns team without Barkely?

    You do know there is a create a player feature right?
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    ojandpizza
    You do know there is a create a player feature right?

    True, but to me, I'd rather these players created by 2K. This way you get the actual face (or close to it), signature animations (hopefully) and many times also commentary lines and name recognition. You can't always do all these on your own. If we need to create some of the most famous players, or quite a few players to complete the team, for me it just takes something away from the experience.
    It's just like if some current players are missing and you need to create them on your own. It's not ideal.
    ojandpizza
    You do know there is a create a player feature right?
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    Yeah that's cool and all but for some people that's not a good enough remedy.
    I see guys complaining about lesser known players not making the rosters lol
    The same reason someone may not want to create a full 15 man roster applies to why they may not want to make one guy. Creating players will always be the #2 option -- obviously guys want them to be included first and then have to resort to creating them.
    Let's stop trying to downplay people's desire for certain players. You don't care for reggie miller. We get it, but a ton of other people do. Obviously 2k does as well, they continue to try and get them. CAP isn't going to stop people from wanting these players.
    youvalss
    True, but to me, I'd rather these players created by 2K. This way you get the actual face (or close to it), signature animations (hopefully) and many times also commentary lines and name recognition. You can't always do all these on your own. If we need to create some of the most famous players, or quite a few players to complete the team, for me it just takes something away from the experience.
    It's just like if some current players are missing and you need to create them on your own. It's not ideal.

    Exactly. People want accurate features, signatures, commentary on certain players. CAP isn't a life changer for everybody. Some guys like to pretend that CAP is ideal for whatever reason.
    World1
    Yeah that's cool and all but for some people that's not a good enough remedy.
    I see guys complaining about lesser known players not making the rosters lol
    The same reason someone may not want to create a full 15 man roster applies to why they may not want to make one guy. Creating players will always be the #2 option -- obviously guys want them to be included first and then have to resort to creating them.
    Let's stop trying to downplay people's desire for certain players. You don't care for reggie miller. We get it, but a ton of other people do. Obviously 2k does as well, they continue to try and get them. CAP isn't going to stop people from wanting these players.

    This isn't even about Reggie Miller.. someone asked what the point of an all time Suns or Pacers team would be without those guys and the point is you still get 15 players to work with. If they can't get those guys it sucks, we get it, but you can still create one player be grateful for the other 14..
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    MoodMuzik
    Maybe, if there's a player you want in the game... you should contact them and tell them they should accept 2k's offer...

    good idea. What's Charles Barkley's cell phone number?
    PippenFan
    good idea. What's Charles Barkley's cell phone number?

    Not sure, but I'm not the one screaming at 2k for being lazy or having no excuses for not having him in the game.
    If you're going to point the finger, point it in the right direction. We've known the story on the Barkley/Miller situation for years now.
    How many legends do we have in the game? And those 2 high-profile, high in demand stars aren't in the game? Strange isn't it? I guess the answer must be 2k is lazy or absolutely hates them. One or the other is the only answer right?
    MoodMuzik
    Not sure, but I'm not the one screaming at 2k for being lazy or having no excuses for not having him in the game.
    If you're going to point the finger, point it in the right direction. We've known the story on the Barkley/Miller situation for years now.
    How many legends do we have in the game? And those 2 high-profile, high in demand stars aren't in the game? Strange isn't it? I guess the answer must be 2k is lazy or absolutely hates them. One or the other is the only answer right?

    You keep saying this, yet I haven't once, ever seen anyone imply that 2k hasn't tried or that 2k hates them. Stop being extreme to try and get your point across lol
    ReichesMacht
    Seriously? The Grizzlies? How many fücking Conference Finals did they make? They had 0 outstanding players.

    Circumventing the sites censorship isn't a good way to go about things lol. Good luck to you.
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    lsalas76
    Too bad we didnt get the 97 Vancouver Grizzlies with Big Country and Sharif Abdul Rahim but I get it those teams moved to Memphis.

    I think the problem with those teams is that they were so awful lol.
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    I wonder if 2K will put Conley's right handed floaters in the game.
    Saying that, I haven't seen much of Memphis in previous versions - is it already in there?
    GoDucks1224
    Circumventing the sites censorship isn't a good way to go about things lol. Good luck to you.
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    While were on the subject, a borderline Nazi username does'nt help either

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