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2 More NBA 2K18 Classic Teams Announced - '11-'12 Knicks & '10-'11 Bulls

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2 More NBA 2K18 Classic Teams Announced - '11-'12 Knicks & '10-'11 Bulls

NBA 2K18 is adding 16 more classic teams this year. 2k most recently revealed the ’11-’12 Knicks and ’10-’11 Bulls. The final 2 teams will be revealed tomorrow at 5:00 PM ET.

Which other classic teams are you hoping make the list this year?

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  1. They made a classic team just for Jeremy Lin.
    Jeremy Lin.
    Hope the projected sales increase in Asia was worth it.
    2012 Knicks is without a doubt the worst team 2K has ever turned into a classic edition.
    At least the 2011 bulls get you prime Rose. Hopefully that means Boozer is back.
    Ouch. That's a rough one.
    Some teams that I thought would be automatics (2000's Spurs) appear to be not happening. Now I'm wondering a little about whether the '93 Nets thing was legit. I suppose they won't be fielding classics for every franchise just quite yet.
    Seems pretty obvious, it was much easier to secure the rights using more recent teams since there are way less guys you need to get rights to. You do a 90s team you have to secure the rights of up to 12 guys.
    That's why it seems you won't see 2000s nets, spurs, lakers teams.
    Sucks, but I guess they're better than nothing.
    Quite sad they clearly seemed to try to give every franchise something, only to slap fans in the face with this?! Who's going to defend this now? A run by Jeremy Lin is enough to warrant the whole team...trying to get that Asian demographic, really all about the money aren't you 2k?
    This makes the 2 Grizzlies teams decision even worse! I doubt the 93 Nets are in. Like I said, it's not 100% sure just because Kenny tweets it..
    They didn't get the rights to Odom/Bynum, & lost the rights to Duncan. It's my only explanation for not having later Duncan/Kobe championship teams, assuming the last 2 are the 07 Warriors & 93 Nets
    OTMax
    Quite sad they clearly seemed to try to give every franchise something, only to slap fans in the face with this?! Who's going to defend this now? A run by Jeremy Lin is enough to warrant the whole team...trying to get that Asian demographic, really all about the money aren't you 2k?

    Well, they are a business, not a charity.
    This is some serious whoring, though. Giving Jeremy Lin his own classic team is so transparent... wonder if that was a mandate from marketing?
    baron davis was on that knicks roster. we believe warriors up next? hey, at least a lot of requested teams are getting included. honestly wanted more 90's teams (and 80's for that matter,), at least we are guaranteed two.
    wodi
    Seems pretty obvious, it was much easier to secure the rights using more recent teams since there are way less guys you need to get rights to. You do a 90s team you have to secure the rights of up to 12 guys.
    That's why it seems you won't see 2000s nets, spurs, lakers teams.
    Sucks, but I guess they're better than nothing.

    They secured rights to the 2001 and 2004 Lakers, stars from the Nets are in and I highly doubt the 03 05 or 07 Spurs has many players they couldn't secure rights off. Also there are far better classic teams of recent years to be had. Not sure wtf 2k is thinking to be honest. Two last teams might be Spurs and Magic or Clippers. The 07 Warriors was just to mess with people, devs love that
    OTMax
    They secured rights to the 2001 and 2004 Lakers, stars from the Nets are in and I highly doubt the 03 05 or 07 Spurs has many players they couldn't secure rights off. Also there are far better classic teams of recent years to be had. Not sure wtf 2k is thinking to be honest. Two last teams might be Spurs and Magic or Clippers. The 07 Warriors was just to mess with people, devs love that

    I meant the later laker team with Odom and Bynum.
    They secured some, but it seems obvious that they wanted to keep as many teams as close to present.
    These two aren't "classic" teams
    OTMax
    They secured rights to the 2001 and 2004 Lakers, stars from the Nets are in and I highly doubt the 03 05 or 07 Spurs has many players they couldn't secure rights off. Also there are far better classic teams of recent years to be had.
    I think the 2007 Spurs already have these players included in 2K17:
    Tim Duncan
    Manu Ginobili
    Tony Parker
    Michael Finley
    Robert Horry
    Beno Udrih
    They'd probably need a Bruce Bowen, Brent Barry, and/or Francisco Elson combo to flesh that team out.
    Yeah the fact that aren't going to have both the 07 spurs and 10 Lakers is gonna be very disappointing I don't know any Lakers fan that wants the 04 team over 2010 team.
    VDusen04
    I think the 2007 Spurs already have these players included in 2K17:
    Tim Duncan
    Manu Ginobili
    Tony Parker
    Michael Finley
    Robert Horry
    Beno Udrih
    They'd probably need a Bruce Bowen, Brent Barry, and/or Francisco Elson combo to flesh that team out.

    Brent shouldn't be an issue since he recorded for 2k17 but that's just my guess.
    Bowen is probably the one player that might be wanting too much money.
    Haha 2k is all about Lin money and Knicks have 4 teams now! Clippers, Nets and Wizards have zero!! This is the most pathetic excuse of a classic team, they had a losing record for crying out loud..2007 Spurs still can make it.
    OTMax
    Haha naw this is about Lin! Knicks have 4 teams now! Clippers, Nets and Wizards have zero!! This is the most pathetic excuse of a classic team, they had a losing record for crying out loud..

    They were 36-30.......
    I'm stoked about prime D Rose. My favorite player till this day even if it's harder to root for him than it used to be. That said why in the world is the 11-12 Knicks here? linsanity? At max Lin is what an 82-84? That was just a waste. I could almost excuse the 13-14 Pacers and some of the other "classic" teams but that Knicks team is waste. I get it though maybe they couldn't get the rights they wanted and settled.
    OTMax
    Quite sad they clearly seemed to try to give every franchise something, only to slap fans in the face with this?! Who's going to defend this now? A run by Jeremy Lin is enough to warrant the whole team...trying to get that Asian demographic, really all about the money aren't you 2k?
    This makes the 2 Grizzlies teams decision even worse! I doubt the 93 Nets are in. Like I said, it's not 100% sure just because Kenny tweets it..

    Took the words out of my mouth. I was just about to say that as the reveals keep coming the more ridiculous the 2 Grizzlies teams actually are. 2 teams?!?! Waste of a spot, seriously.
    2 weeks of fun is enough to have the '12 Knicks as a classic team? :jpshakehe
    masterchaoss
    Yeah the fact that aren't going to have both the 07 spurs and 10 Lakers is gonna be very disappointing I don't know any Lakers fan that wants the 04 team over 2010 team.

    Would love the 2009 Lakers team. Even 2007-2008 would be nice.
    I'm perfectly fine with having Linn in the game. That Knicks team didn't do anything in the playoffs but there's no denying that Linsanity captured just about everyones attention during the stretch of that season. Should be fun using him.
    Hellquist
    Took the words out of my mouth. I was just about to say that as the reveals keep coming the more ridiculous the 2 Grizzlies teams actually are. 2 teams?!?! Waste of a spot, seriously.
    2 weeks of fun is enough to have the '12 Knicks as a classic team? :jpshakehe

    Please don't say "Waste of spot." It becomes some of these dudes time of the month when they see "Spot" in reference to a classic teams inclusion.
    I seriously think 2k is laughing their asses off at all these fans who thought certain true classic teams were in. They freaking knew it was some 2000 teams and mostly 2010s yet kept us wishing for 90s and earlier with that first reveal and All-Time team reveal. A dick move to be honest!
    Brightline
    Just want to remind everyone it wasn't Linsanity Knicks vs it was this or having 15 teams.

    I think people get that by now dude. Doesn't mean we can't wish this or that team was in that spot instead of said team that's being disapproved.
    I can't imagine a scenario where a souped up Jeremy Lin will not be fun to use in 2k.
    Yall cats just complain about any and everything. Half you probably don't even use the dang classic teams but once or twice.
    OTMax
    I seriously think 2k is laughing their asses off at all these fans who thought certain true classic teams were in. They freaking knew it was some 2000 teams and mostly 2010s yet kept us wishing for 90s and earlier with that first reveal and All-Time team reveal. A d*** move to be honest!

    You need to take it easy, man. It's just a team. I'm sorry you got your hopes up, but there's absolutely no reason to be this angry about it.
    Maybe sit the next couple plays out.
    Jrocc23
    Love that they added a Prime DRose. Guessing I won't be seeing my '09 or '10 Lakers.

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    Blame Odom and Bynum, maybe Artest too with using his former name. Might be tricky
    OTMax
    Blame Odom and Bynum, maybe Artest too with using his former name. Might be tricky

    Honestly want Ariza over Artest. If that's the issue, that sucks but it's all good.
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    PippenFan
    I think people get that by now dude. Doesn't mean we can't wish this or that team was in that spot instead of said team that's being disapproved.

    Judging by the crazy overreactions in this thread and the others, I don't think the majority do get that. So it's good to point it out.
    BA2929
    You need to take it easy, man. It's just a team. I'm sorry you got your hopes up, but there's absolutely no reason to be this angry about it.
    Maybe sit the next couple plays out.

    Come on, be honest. That first reveal along with the All-Time teams definitely hinted at more older classic teams. Had they left them for last as a surprise as the only two 90s teams people would've welcomed it. Now it was obvious they used them to rope fans in. Dick move
    I really want the We Beleive Warriors Baron Davis Hornets and Nets teams with Kidd KVH and KMart...but its still just a video game fam...it's not THAT serious.
    Da InFaMoUs NY
    awful choice of a Knicks team why not just go up a year and pick the #knickstape era 50+ win team.

    That 12-13 team had a crazy amount of veterans: Kidd, Q Richardson, Felton, Camby, Rasheed Wallace. Guess this might point to no rights to Ball don't Lie!
    masterchaoss
    Yeah the fact that aren't going to have both the 07 spurs and 10 Lakers is gonna be very disappointing I don't know any Lakers fan that wants the 04 team over 2010 team.

    I am disappointed that there will be no 03 Spurs or any Spurs champions for that matter. Out of the 5 Spurs champions that was the 2nd best Spurs team record-wise behind the 14 Spurs and Tim Duncan won his 2nd mvp in 03. That 03 team had Duncan, Robinson, Parker, Ginobli, Steve Kerr, Kevin Willis, all of whom were in 2k12-2k17.
    So if they could not secure the rights to Duncan, will that mean he is out of the 98 Spurs. If so that team will be even more pointless and will be a travesty if Duncan is not on the All-Time Spurs team.
    OTMax
    Come on, be honest. That first reveal along with the All-Time teams definitely hinted at more older classic teams. Had they left them for last as a surprise as the only two 90s teams people would've welcomed it. Now it was obvious they used them to rope fans in. D*** move

    Agree to disagree. Again, sorry you got your hopes up. It's much harder to get older teams in due to having to get the rights to older players. I expected newer teams like this, to be quite honest.
    Good thing they aren't forcing you to use them! You can just pretend this team doesn't exist when you play the game.
    So if 93 nets aren't announced does that mean they're prob going to be in 2k19? Or maybe we get DLC, with a couple of other teams. I'll pay for Barkley, miller and some retro filters.
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    GSW
    I really want the We Beleive Warriors Baron Davis Hornets and Nets teams with Kidd KVH and KMart...but its still just a video game fam...it's not THAT serious.

    Its possible that they will have 07 Warriors. There are many that liked this team but I didn't care for them at all. For me they are just as bad of a selection as these 12 Knicks and 06 Grizzlies. Sure they beat the #1 seeded Mavs that year but meh.
    OTMax
    Come on, be honest. That first reveal along with the All-Time teams definitely hinted at more older classic teams. Had they left them for last as a surprise as the only two 90s teams people would've welcomed it. Now it was obvious they used them to rope fans in. Dick move

    I really don't know what you expect from 2k. They announced what they were adding (30 all time teams, 16 classic teams) and we all ran away with our expectations and wish list of teams and players. Is 2k suppose say "we are adding 16 teams but don't get your hopes up." They have a game to sell and there marketing plan had us all hyped up and excited for about 2 weeks. I'd say they did their job pretty well.
    Prime D Rose! Hell yeah, 2K! I’ll run with the Linsanity Knicks, also. Gave me some fun times drunk at the bar. Hurt my soul when he outplayed Kobe
    I don’t understand the complaints, man. it’s a video game, classic teams are a bonus feature. Just play the thing and have fun.
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    OTMax
    That 12-13 team had a crazy amount of veterans: Kidd, Q Richardson, Felton, Camby, Rasheed Wallace. Guess this might point to no rights to Ball don't Lie!

    :lol: that year had so many memorable moments.
    youvalss
    And.......this is why they didn't give us a complete list of teams a week ago.

    I don't know. Bad selections or not I liked that for the past week we've had something to look forward to each day. I'd honestly prefer this to the one quick reveal, which would result in pretty much the same reactions.
    We are adding 2k Classic teams and then surprise us or sell the 97 Heat and 99 Knicks as a bonus. Would've still kept plenty of people hyped;)
    Melo Avg'd 28.7 PPG in his 2012-13 year with Knicks... that's his most in his career...
    J.R. Smith was 6th man of the year in his 2012-13 year with the Knicks...
    How was 2011-12 Knicks picked over 2012-13 Knicks. Someone explain to me, please.
    Cowboyfan_19
    The '86 Bulls were 30-52, should they be removed?

    Considering MJ didn't even play most of that season, yes. Based on that year's playoffs - he had some historic performances, which is why this team was in the game in the first place (2K11's MJ Challenges). I would actually prefer to have the 1984-85 Bulls with rookie MJ, or the 1986-87 Bulls with 37.1 ppg MJ.
    Oh look......another two teams that are literally only 5 years old.
    Pfffft. This whole thing has been a bust for me, personally. When they said 'classic' I guess I thought they meant 'retro'.
    Oh well. Not even excited for the last 2 teams now.
    Hope all the fans of 2000's basketball enjoy these teams though. Enjoy!
    Gosens6
    Prime D Rose! Hell yeah, 2K! I’ll run with the Linsanity Knicks, also. Gave me some fun times drunk at the bar. Hurt my soul when he outplayed Kobe
    I don’t understand the complaints, man. it’s a video game, classic teams are a bonus feature. Just play the thing and have fun.
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    Eh,....while people certainly should calm down. When something is made a point to sale then they have a right to complain. Period.
    People complaining about people complaining should chill out as much as the aforementioned.
    sva91
    So if 93 nets aren't announced does that mean they're prob going to be in 2k19? Or maybe we get DLC, with a couple of other teams. I'll pay for Barkley, miller and some retro filters.
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    If we don't get the 93 Nets that just means Kenny Anderson was trolling us all on Twitter. ;)
    SkillzFromThe6
    Melo Avg'd 28.7 PPG in his 2012-13 year with Knicks... that's his most in his career...
    J.R. Smith was 6th man of the year in his 2012-13 year with the Knicks...
    How was 2011-12 Knicks picked over 2012-13 Knicks. Someone explain to me, please.

    Jeremy Lin
    scottyp180
    I don't know. Bad selections or not I liked that for the past week we've had something to look forward to each day. I'd honestly prefer this to the one quick reveal, which would result in pretty much the same reactions.

    I like to look forward to something too. But I think it was pretty obvious that they were not going to give us a lot of retro teams. At least with recent teams, you know you are going to get full rosters. As far as the retro teams...wouldn't count on it.
    daveberg
    Oh look......another two teams that are literally only 5 years old.
    Pfffft. This whole thing has been a bust for me, personally. When they said 'classic' I guess I thought they meant 'retro'.
    Oh well. Not even excited for the last 2 teams now.
    Hope all the fans of 2000's basketball enjoy these teams though. Enjoy!

    Hey you might use these teams when it's already 2018, so that's 6 years. If that's not retro, then I don't know what is!
    2k has soiled the name "classic" maybe they should call it "random" teams instead because outside of them adding teams they know they could get the most players on its pointless if you bring teams no one cares to play with.
    Well the 2013 Heat were made a classic team less than 5 years after they broke up. It's nothing new but I still think they took it to another level of "too soon" with Golden State.
    cthurt
    2k has soiled the name "classic" maybe they should call it "random" teams instead because outside of them adding teams they know they could get the most players on its pointless if you bring teams no one cares to play with.

    Call it "2K Favorites"
    scottyp180
    I really don't know what you expect from 2k. They announced what they were adding (30 all time teams, 16 classic teams) and we all ran away with our expectations and wish list of teams and players. Is 2k suppose say "we are adding 16 teams but don't get your hopes up." They have a game to sell and there marketing plan had us all hyped up and excited for about 2 weeks. I'd say they did their job pretty well.
    I think the frustration is just displaced. 2K hooked a lot of people in with those first two choices ('97 Heat and '99 Knicks) which rightfully got some folks thinking that a healthy dip back into the older eras was imminent. It's not 2K's fault and they didn't do anything wrong, I just think some folks let their imagination run wild after those first two picks.
    I admit, even in my case, I was a little caught up in thinking 2K would save a handful of special teams for the final four reveals. I thought it seemed like a reasonable expectation. Alas, it wasn't so.
    TonGunne
    I liked some and disliked some, but the the excitment I had everyday to know what teams would be the next 2.. I didn't had in years!
    Same here. Kind of a "thrill of the chase" situation. These last two weeks have been pretty fun. While choices like this haven't done much for me (ditto Grizzlies Day), there were a lot of pretty great and welcoming reveals as well. It's been an entertaining gamble.
    How about 2016 Cavs with basically 90% still on the team? Warriors at least needs to add Barbosa, Speights, Bogut and take out Young, McGee, Casspi, Durant..
    VDusen04
    I think the frustration is just displaced. 2K hooked a lot of people in with those first two choices ('97 Heat and '99 Knicks) which rightfully got some folks thinking that a healthy dip back into the older eras was imminent. It's not 2K's fault and they didn't do anything wrong, I just think some folks let their imagination run wild after those first two picks.
    I admit, even in my case, I was a little caught up in thinking 2K would save a handful of special teams for the final four reveals. I thought it seemed like a reasonable expectation. Alas, it wasn't so.
    Same here. Kind of a "thrill of the chase" situation. These last two weeks have been pretty fun. While choices like this haven't done much for me (ditto Grizzlies Day), there were a lot of pretty great and welcoming reveals as well. It's been an entertaining gamble.

    Thanks for acknowledging it :)
    Maybe they were just feeling sorry for us delicate souls here, who get their hearts broken when they find out that so many retro players are missing from those old teams. So they felt pity and went with more recent teams and full rosters.
    cthurt
    2k has soiled the name "classic" maybe they should call it "random" teams instead because outside of them adding teams they know they could get the most players on its pointless if you bring teams no one cares to play with.

    I'd argue most of the teams they added are more classic than at least the 92-93 hornets or nuggets team that were in the game.
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    Wasn't Steve Nash added to the Suns and Mavs later on in 2017? if so maybe 2k can get some of the others on the All time Team later on after release as well.
    I mean I'd imagine they will have at least a couple of updates for something big like that before it's time to shift focus over to putting 2k19 together.

    Y'all need to stop all this crying man. Up until a week ago we weren't getting ANY new classic teams at all and no one had an issue with that. Now because you don't like the teams we ARE getting dudes are ****ting all over it like we were entitled to get anything. The way I see it, now that we have these teams they're out of the way and as the game moves forward next year and beyond. We don't have to worry about adding these squads cause they're already there and we can focus on other teams.
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    So how many teams left to be announced? These announcements don't bother me at all....all I see is more slots for classic teams to be replaced on the PC version.
    King_B_Mack

    Y'all need to stop all this crying man. Up until a week ago we weren't getting ANY new classic teams at all and no one had an issue with that. Now because you don't like the teams we ARE getting dudes are ****ting all over it like we were entitled to get anything. The way I see it, now that we have these teams they're out of the way and as the game moves forward next year and beyond. We don't have to worry about adding these squads cause they're already there and we can focus on other teams.
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    Alot of people were disappointed in 2k17 not adding any new classic teams. People are going to speak up about it because it involves them spending their money on it.
    Yikes. As I posted in the other thread, I understand part of the reason in including a team like this (most of the players are already in the NBA and Melo/Amar'e will be part of the Knicks All-Time Team) but a team that went 36-30? The '13 Knicks wouldn't be the best choice either but they'd still be a hell of a lot better.
    I really hope we still get a 00's Spurs team, it would be ridiculous not to.
    youvalss
    I wanted to "like" your post, but that would have made me a hypocrite...? :y11:

    that would probably hurt feelings. Probably why Youtube no longer shows the count on thumbs down too.
    LionsFanNJ
    So I guess I'm not getting a Nets team then. Color me surprised
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    Sorry man, I think Kenny might have jumped the gun there. Would be odd at this point if 93 Nets were announced unless it's alongside another 90s team like KJ Suns or 97 Hawks /Pistons. 93 Clippers could still be an option but don't get your hopes up.
    World1
    When will OS implement the dislike a post feature?

    It's not a very good feature. I've been on sites that have it and people abuse it and use it to hate on someone they don't like even if what he posted was irrelevant to the fact they don't get along. Kinda like when a youtuber upload a video and he gets 50 dislikes 1 minute after the video was posted. Just adds a bad vibe.
    LionsFanNJ
    So I guess I'm not getting a Nets team then. Color me surprised

    What 2k does best is marketing, so it's safe to assume they'll announce the two best classic teams last to give everyone a good taste to end on, so don't get all down in the dumps just yet.
    I was so confident there would be some Jason Kidd Nets team when they said 16 new classic teams...Boy am I disappointed so far. I'm wondering is there someone specifically they cant get from those teams?
    BA2929
    What 2k does best is marketing, so it's safe to assume they'll announce the two best classic teams last to give everyone a good taste to end on, so don't get all down in the dumps just yet.

    Oh yeah, imagine if these were the last 2 teams to be revealed lol
    Ivysaur
    Oh yeah, imagine if these were the last 2 teams to be revealed lol

    I'm sure we'll get a lot of "Nice job 2k! I was really mad literally 24 hours ago but you pulled me back in! Just pre-ordered!" posts.
    I'm on board with taking anything extra 2k gives us. But this Knicks team is a head scratcher. Why not use the next season when they won 54 games?
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    infam0us
    I was so confident there would be some Jason Kidd Nets team when they said 16 new classic teams...Boy am I disappointed so far. I'm wondering is there someone specifically they cant get from those teams?

    My guess is Kenyon Martin.
    I think y'all are under rating the fun factor with the Knicks team.
    Jeremy Lin
    JR Smith
    Melo
    Amare ( averaged 17.5 ppg so expect him to be juiced lol )
    Tyson Chandler
    Then you have shumpert , Novak , Baron Davis ,Landry Fields , and Mike Bibby on the bench .
    This is a good "2k" team to the core
    El_Poopador
    I'm beginning to think that whoever is in charge of selecting these teams doesn't know what "classic" means.
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    Technically "classic" is open to interpretation and anything prior to the current teams could be called classic. An old car for example can be called a classic car even if it was a piece of ****. I guess maybe retro would have been a more ideal term to use, still I don't believe they likely considered fans to take things so literally and be so upset over free added bonuses.
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    PippenFan
    Alot of people were disappointed in 2k17 not adding any new classic teams. People are going to speak up about it because it involves them spending their money on it.

    Lol 2k isn't making anyone spend their money though.
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    infam0us
    I was so confident there would be some Jason Kidd Nets team when they said 16 new classic teams...Boy am I disappointed so far. I'm wondering is there someone specifically they cant get from those teams?
    It's hard to say without seeing the rosters of the All-Time teams and the new classics, but from here it kind of seems like 2K was trying to create a bevy of new squads out of players they largely already had the rights to.
    In the 2003 Nets' case, things would seem to have a lot of qualifiers:
    Jason Kidd (if he's on the 2011 Mavs)
    Kenyon Martin (2K17 MyTeam)
    Richard Jefferson (if his rights aren't gone after retiring)
    Rodney Rogers ('94 Nuggets)
    Dikembe Mutombo (multiple teams)
    After that, I'm not sure who else could be on board. That'd mean no:
    Kerry Kittles
    Jason Collins
    Lucious Harris
    Aaron Williams
    Anthony Johnson
    (unsure about whether Brian Scalabrine is on that Celtics team)
    GSW
    I can't imagine a scenario where a souped up Jeremy Lin will not be fun to use in 2k.
    Yall cats just complain about any and everything. Half you probably don't even use the dang classic teams but once or twice.

    I just ignore the people who complain about something that could've easily been paid DLC but is free content that, sure you might not have been wanting "that certain team", but you get to play with some awesome dope players.
    I like the 10-11 Bulls. Wanna play around with that cradle mechanic with prime Rose..... check out his floater package etc. aswell (not planning to use the Cavs much).
    But I'm kinda over this "classic" team thing now. Pretty good, but not really "classic" IMO.
    Really wanna get a look at MJ at this point......
    PippenFan
    Alot of people were disappointed in 2k17 not adding any new classic teams. People are going to speak up about it because it involves them spending their money on it.

    The game is the same price whether these teams exist or not. It's essentially like buying a combo meal at your favorite fast food place and getting a free size upgrade.
    Sure, you might not eat all the fries, but they're there for you if you want them and they aren't costing you anything extra.
    ojandpizza
    Technically "classic" is open to interpretation and anything prior to the current teams could be called classic. An old car for example can be called a classic car even if it was a piece of ****. I guess maybe retro would have been a more ideal term to use, still I don't believe they likely considered fans to take things so literally and be so upset over free added bonuses.
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    I just don't see teams from within 5-6 years ago as "classic." The 15-16 Warriors, for example, are all still in the game already, and like half of them are still on the Warriors.
    There's just not really a point to them in my opinion.
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    El_Poopador
    I just don't see teams from within 5-6 years ago as "classic." The 15-16 Warriors, for example, are all still in the game already, and like half of them are still on the Warriors.
    There's just not really a point to them in my opinion. ]

    Personally I'll be playing a 15-16 Warriors vs 95-96 Bulls game and potentially using both in a few MyLeagues.
    So that's the point of them being included for me.
    ojandpizza
    Technically "classic" is open to interpretation and anything prior to the current teams could be called classic. An old car for example can be called a classic car even if it was a piece of ****. I guess maybe retro would have been a more ideal term to use, still I don't believe they likely considered fans to take things so literally and be so upset over free added bonuses.
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    Terms like "Free" and "Bonus" needs to be discontinued from your vocabulary when you consider these people are being asked to spend $60+ on a video game and they use classic content as a selling point. Granted people are going overboard but that free and bonus **** is a myth.
    AAAAANNNNNNND now I'm officially, finally, disgusted with some of these teams. I was not going to say anything about some of the teams in hopes that other teams would be revealed for all franchise.... But now I see that is not the case. I could easily take guys already in the game that are licensed and create more classic teams than some of the craptastic teams 2k decided to make as "classics" this year. I mean I could make some teams from the late 80's to early 2000's for some of these teams that would go 8 players deep based off of already licensed plays but obviously the guys at 2k can't see that.
    Hype train just got derailed today for me...only thing to redeem this is give me back the create a team feature from the old xbox360 days with the current team building functions you have...oh and I'd need about 300 cap slots. 10 team slots and 300 cap slots with the court and jersey Creator so that I can make proper classic teams that can be used in play now or my league.
    You almost had me 2k....almost but then you go and do this crap.
    BA2929
    The game is the same price whether these teams exist or not. It's essentially like buying a combo meal at your favorite fast food place and getting a free size upgrade.
    Sure, you might not eat all the fries, but they're there for you if you want them and they aren't costing you anything extra.

    Lmao boy wtf?
    Regardless of our opinions on the latest teams announced, the part that sucks is it now means there are only 2 teams left to be announced and a lot of the teams we were hoping for got the axe.
    I'm pretty sure 2000's Spurs aren't in because they are missing the rights to a really important starter on all those teams, Bruce Bowen.
    Best bet for tomorrow is the 93 Nets and 02 Nets. And the 07 Warriors.
    After looking at that 11-12 Knicks roster I'm guessing 2k secured the rights to Baron Davis and Mike Bibby. So I would guess tomorrow is the 07 Warriors and the 93 Nets.... So excited...... NOT!
    RayRay34
    After looking at that 11-12 Knicks roster I'm guessing 2k secured the rights to Baron Davis and Mike Bibby. So I would guess tomorrow is the 07 Warriors and the 93 Nets.... So excited...... NOT!

    So, don't buy the game
    Ewwww man like everyone else I had high hopes after the first few days this is a bummer. It will likely get worse tomorrow with one of the cavs recent teams
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    BA2929
    Personally I'll be playing a 15-16 Warriors vs 95-96 Bulls game and potentially using both in a few MyLeagues.
    So that's the point of them being included for me.

    You could do that in 2k17 and 2k16 lol.
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    World1
    Terms like "Free" and "Bonus" needs to be discontinued from your vocabulary when you consider these people are being asked to spend $60+ on a video game and they use classic content as a selling point. Granted people are going overboard but that free and bonus **** is a myth.

    The game is $60 regardless. The extra teams are a bonus.
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    RayRay34
    AAAAANNNNNNND now I'm officially, finally, disgusted with some of these teams. I was not going to say anything about some of the teams in hopes that other teams would be revealed for all franchise.... But now I see that is not the case. I could easily take guys already in the game that are licensed and create more classic teams than some of the craptastic teams 2k decided to make as "classics" this year. I mean I could make some teams from the late 80's to early 2000's for some of these teams that would go 8 players deep based off of already licensed plays but obviously the guys at 2k can't see that.
    Hype train just got derailed today for me...only thing to redeem this is give me back the create a team feature from the old xbox360 days with the current team building functions you have...oh and I'd need about 300 cap slots. 10 team slots and 300 cap slots with the court and jersey Creator so that I can make proper classic teams that can be used in play now or my league.
    You almost had me 2k....almost but then you go and do this crap.

    I'm sorry but I need to vent more on this.... Leftos and Jaosming have been members of this retro classic rosters making community and they now both work for 2k and we get something like this. Some of these classic teams that they are adding are what I liked to call throw away teams. When I created rosters it was like oh, I have enough current players left I can create the warriors team from 2 years ago or oh, I can create the 10-11 Bulls because I have enough left over current players.... They weren't popular choices, they were just easy to make and I personally feel that's what 2k did... What teams can we easily make to say "hey, we gave you guys 16 classic teams this year". Like I have been saying this whole time, there are other teams that could have been made with more licensed players than the 72 Hawks team already on the game.... They went the lazy route with over half of these teams... Maybe 2k should reach out to some of the long time retro roster makers and get our input for what they call classic teams.... I won't lie but I've now lost a lot of faith in what these all time teams really end up being.... Brandon Jennings or Brandon Knight on the all time Bucks...I don't think so but I bet it happens.
    TonGunne
    So, don't buy the game

    Read my other posts before making a stupid remark like this. As someone who has done rosters in the past I'm voicing my displeasure in the fact that 2k could have very easily made other teams and there lack of trying with these 16 teams was disheartening. But to replay to your comment, I will say that maybe when this drops down to 30 I will pick it up this year, no day one release for sure now. I'll stick with 2k16.
    ojandpizza
    The game is $60 regardless. The extra teams are a bonus.
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    Lol no its not. If they are using it as a selling point of that $60 its not bonus. Thats like saying MyLeague, online modes, etc....are bonus. Its not. Its used to justify selling their $60 game. They dont put anything in a game for bonus or for "free" -- hence why DLC exists. New **** is added so they can get $60 annually lmao 2k adds your "bonus" stuff to get you to drop last years and get the ucoming game every year
    scottyp180
    I really don't know what you expect from 2k. They announced what they were adding (30 all time teams, 16 classic teams) and we all ran away with our expectations and wish list of teams and players. Is 2k suppose say "we are adding 16 teams but don't get your hopes up." They have a game to sell and there marketing plan had us all hyped up and excited for about 2 weeks. I'd say they did their job pretty well.

    2k announced 16 classic teams, where are they after all?
    Am I to believe the Grizzlies and this pretty bad Knicks team are classic?
    I am still waiting for half the classics teams announced to appear. Where are they, 2K?
    RayRay34
    Read my other posts before making a stupid remark like this. As someone who has done rosters in the past I'm voicing my displeasure in the fact that 2k could have very easily made other teams and there lack of trying with these 16 teams was disheartening. But to replay to your comment, I will say that maybe when this drops down to 30 I will pick it up this year, no day one release for sure now. I'll stick with 2k16.

    So, you're do what I said, don't buy the game.
    I read all your posts and I didn't want to be rude. I'm not happy with many of this teams to, but I'm taking what they are giving to us. Last week we didn't even expected more teams and then we did get prime Rose, champs Mavs, 97 Heat, 99 Knicks, Prime Paul.
    I really want teams like 01 Bucks, 92 Jazz, 93 Suns, 00 Pacers, 85 Sixers and much more, but I'd rather take what they are giving to us than complain a lot because I didn't get all teams I want.
    I understand your displeasure with some teams, but it's not that big of a deal, like I said, last week no one was complaining about no more classic teams.
    World1
    Lol no its not. If they are using it as a selling point of that $60 its not bonus. Thats like saying MyLeague, online modes, etc....are bonus. Its not. Its used to justify selling their $60 game. They dont put anything in a game for bonus or for "free" -- hence why DLC exists. New **** is added so they can get $60 annually lmao 2k adds your "bonus" stuff to get you to drop last years and get the ucoming game every year

    So don't buy it?
    New updated rosters alone have been enough to buy the game since sports games even began. 2k didn't need new classic teams to sell their game.
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    Yea!!!! Corey Brewer and Kirk Heinrich.!!! Seriously though no one is buying this game for classic teams.  Trust if they said they were adding 30 unique "classic teams" everyone wouldn't be happy because the year of the team they wanted wasn't selected.  I'm sure if 2K could get 40 retro/classic teams in  they would but they have their budget and time restrictions too.  Hopefully the last 2 teams is accepting to the majority.  Me personally I hope it's the  2011/2012  Lakers but  if not I'm still going to pre-order this weekend.  Hopefully the core gameplay and servers is better than 2k17.   2K gets the benefit of the doubt with me when the other game takes 2  cycles to give us a semi-decent b-ball game thatts reallly a  rpg b-balll game.  However, I'm sure the or audience is happy with it.
    cthurt
    2k has soiled the name "classic" maybe they should call it "random" teams instead because outside of them adding teams they know they could get the most players on its pointless if you bring teams no one cares to play with.

    Exactly, what 2k gave us were 16 RANDOM teams.
    ojandpizza
    So don't buy it?
    New updated rosters alone have been enough to buy the game since sports games even began. 2k didn't need new classic teams to sell their game.
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    If you took that as me saying I didnt want to buy the game you're experiencing some comprehensive deficiencies.
    The subject at hand was that nothing is "bonus" lol if they take all the things not necessary to give players the modern experience(MyTeam, Online, MyLeague, Classic teams, etc...) You'd be in here crying your *** off for that "bonus" content lol they know trading players and adding rookies dont warrant $60 -- which explains why they add stuff lmao
    Rockie_Fresh88
    I think y'all are under rating the fun factor with the Knicks team.
    Jeremy Lin
    JR Smith
    Melo
    Amare ( averaged 17.5 ppg so expect him to be juiced lol )
    Tyson Chandler
    Then you have shumpert , Novak , Baron Davis ,Landry Fields , and Mike Bibby on the bench .
    This is a good "2k" team to the core

    Shooters? Check
    Rebounder and Rim Protector? Check
    Athleticism? Check
    Star Player? Check
    PG that can drive and dish? Check
    Perimeter defender? Check
    Replace JR with Shumpert in the starting lineup and you now have a perimeter defender in the starting 5 and JR to carry the load offensively off the bench.
    People won't like it but I'm excited as hell right now. I was looking forward to MyTeam but I might have to grind out PNO to unlock the classics teams this year just to play with these guys. The Amare/Melo Knicks were always a problem back in the 2K11-2K14 days so I'm interested to see how they stack up these days.
    RayRay34
    I'm sorry but I need to vent more on this.... Leftos and Jaosming have been members of this retro classic rosters making community and they now both work for 2k and we get something like this. Some of these classic teams that they are adding are what I liked to call throw away teams. When I created rosters it was like oh, I have enough current players left I can create the warriors team from 2 years ago or oh, I can create the 10-11 Bulls because I have enough left over current players.... They weren't popular choices, they were just easy to make and I personally feel that's what 2k did... What teams can we easily make to say "hey, we gave you guys 16 classic teams this year". Like I have been saying this whole time, there are other teams that could have been made with more licensed players than the 72 Hawks team already on the game.... They went the lazy route with over half of these teams... Maybe 2k should reach out to some of the long time retro roster makers and get our input for what they call classic teams.... I won't lie but I've now lost a lot of faith in what these all time teams really end up being.... Brandon Jennings or Brandon Knight on the all time Bucks...I don't think so but I bet it happens.

    "They went the lazy route with over half of these teams".
    That's it.
    I second that.
    I am sure there is a lot we don't know about how they went about team selection. What I don't get is the order of the announcements. I am not marketer, but SURELY they have a really good announcement to close it out. Otherwise we are talking anti-climactic at its best.
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    alecast
    "They went the lazy route with over half of these teams".
    That's it.
    I second that.

    No, they don't, the lazy route would be not include any new team. They don't have the rights for some players, you expect them to put the players and be sued?
    Still got my hopes up for a nets team. After that, looking to my 2k community for rosters as always. Thanks 2k for the effort though. Could have done without the Grizz & Knicks team
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    Here is my last post about this today until I see the final 2 teams but because this is 2k we are talking about who is ready for the other shoe to drop.... I can see them saying oh yeah we added these 16 teams for you all but unfortunately we lost the rights to Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Penny Hardaway. Now it might not be that extreme but I wouldn't be surprised with some key player licenses being lost.
    World1
    If you took that as me saying I didnt want to buy the game you're experiencing some comprehensive deficiencies.
    The subject at hand was that nothing is "bonus" lol if they take all the things not necessary to give players the modern experience(MyTeam, Online, MyLeague, Classic teams, etc...) You'd be in here crying your *** off for that "bonus" content lol they know trading players and adding rookies dont warrant $60 -- which explains why they add stuff lmao

    If you can find an instance of me crying my *** off over any of that stuff then be my guest.
    But lol lmao it is a bonus lol. They didn't add teams last year, didn't have to add them this year. It's 16 teams they didn't have to make.
    And since when has updating rosters not be enough to warranty full price for a game? 2K has done that for years, Madden, etc. These are free bonus teams, last years extra teams were DLC. This years aren't.. free bonus. Free
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    BMA68
    Official Prediction: I dont think the 92-93 Nets will be in 2k.
    Im guessing someone linked Kenny this Forbes article, which PREDICTED the 92-93 Nets would make the game, and he precieved it as meaning the Nets would be in the game.
    www.forbes.com/sites/brianmazique/2017/08/13/nba-2k18-predicting-the-16-historic-teams-that-will-be-added-to-this-years-game/amp/
    You know what, that sounds totally feasible. Seems a little weird to save the '93 Nets for last. I couldn't fathom why Kenny Anderson would make something like that up but maybe he just got some bad information from someone linking him an article like that.
    Sellaz32
    I am sure there is a lot we don't know about how they went about team selection. What I don't get is the order of the announcements. I am not marketer, but SURELY they have a really good announcement to close it out. Otherwise we are talking anti-climactic at its best.
    Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing. I'm surprised they saved these teams for two of the final four reveals.
    If the '93 Nets are in, maybe the '93 Suns are finally in too? That would be a pretty great surprise inclusion to save for the last two teams and I'm sure it would wash away some of the disappointment over the last few classic teams.
    If not, I'm expecting the '09 Lakers and '09 Magic, although the lack of any championship Spurs teams would be pretty head-scratching. Besides including one of the '00 teams, if the '14 Pacers and '16 Warriors are in the game there would be no reason not to include the '14 Spurs.
    If they don't have Kidd/Carter/Jefferson Nets this has all been for nothing. There is nothing "classic" about '11-'12 Knicks or '10-'11 Bulls.
    Ivysaur
    If the '93 Nets are in, maybe the '93 Suns are finally in too? That would be a pretty great surprise inclusion to save for the last two teams and I'm sure it would wash away some of the disappointment over the last few classic teams.
    I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you. I thought the '93 Nets would be a near certainty but after reading a post a page or two ago, I'm wondering if Kenny Anderson just got bad information from a Forbes classic team prediction story.
    I'm still holding out for the 2007 Warriors after the 2K TV "We believe" comment.
    '02 Nets
    '05 Spurs
    '09 Magic
    '07 Warriors
    '93 Nets
    '09 Lakers
    The '02 Nets and '09 Magic are my locks for tomorrow.
    I get this ugly feeling 2k lost the rights to Duncan, and I've never seen Bruce Bowen in a 2k since he retired, doubt he's on the 97 heat too.
    Bynum and odom aren't in either.
    Baron Davis I'm not sure either.
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    Cowboyfan_19
    '02 Nets
    '05 Spurs
    '09 Magic
    '07 Warriors
    '93 Nets
    '09 Lakers
    The '02 Nets and '09 Magic are my locks for tomorrow.
    I get this ugly feeling 2k lost the rights to Duncan, and I've never seen Bruce Bowen in a 2k since he retired, doubt he's on the 97 heat too.

    He was in last year's game though and he was already retired by then; he was still on the '98 Spurs and you could un-retire him in MyLeague if you wanted to. I wouldn't be surprised if they removed the '98 Spurs team (should've been the '99 team anyway) if they lost the rights to Timmy though.. hopefully that's not the case.
    You have a point about the Lakers, if Odom and Bynum were in they probably would've made the cut over the '04 team. Might change my guess to the '09 Magic and '07 Warriors.
    GSW
    I can't imagine a scenario where a souped up Jeremy Lin will not be fun to use in 2k.
    Yall cats just complain about any and everything. Half you probably don't even use the dang classic teams but once or twice.

    That may be the funniest thing a bout all the boo hooing. I thought I'd be all over the classics like raptors and tmac rockets...i cant lie with a true number...i may have played like 3 1/2 games each.
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    VDusen04
    You know what, that sounds totally feasible. Seems a little weird to save the '93 Nets for last. I couldn't fathom why Kenny Anderson would make something like that up but maybe he just got some bad information from someone linking him an article like that.
    Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing. I'm surprised they saved these teams for two of the final four reveals.

    I guarantee 2k is going to drop the mic with these last two classic team reveals and everyone complaining is going to suddenly pull a 180 and be like "omg, 2k does it again!! they always deliver."
    mrbigshot
    I guarantee 2k is going to drop the mic with these last two classic team reveals and everyone complaining is going to suddenly pull a 180 and be like "omg, 2k does it again!! they always deliver."
    I want to believe. 2007 Warriors would be a nice way to wrap things up.
    A question the Knicks inclusion brings up is that if peak Linsanity Jeremy Lin is good enough to make the 12-15th man range on the Knicks All Time team?
    Ivysaur
    If the '93 Nets are in, maybe the '93 Suns are finally in too? That would be a pretty great surprise inclusion to save for the last two teams and I'm sure it would wash away some of the disappointment over the last few classic teams.
    If not, I'm expecting the '09 Lakers and '09 Magic, although the lack of any championship Spurs teams would be pretty head-scratching. Besides including one of the '00 teams, if the '14 Pacers and '16 Warriors are in the game there would be no reason not to include the '14 Spurs.

    Better be realistic and hope for the 2015-2016 Cavs to match the Warriors and another recent team from the past 10 years to finish the list.
    Right now I highly doubt the 93 Nets are in. It was a rumor.
    bhilogy
    Cant we get some screens of the classic teams in game? So we can see how the look, their jerseys and some shoes as well
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    I would imagine they were holding off on the screens until after they drop a classic team trailer tomorrow.
    My prediction is that Barkley or Reggie is in and they'll be revealed in the trailer. If they wanted to hit a walk off on the classic team reveals, I'd start the trailer with a closeup slow motion shot of Barkley's (if he is indeed in) or Reggie's (if he is indeed in) feet with the camera slowly zooming out as he's bringing the ball up court in a game. Once that camera pulls back far enough and you can see the shorts guys are going to get anxious. When it gets out and you can see the number they're going to go off. When it gets out and you see the face (especially if they nail the model) they're going to go bananas for that reveal.
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    WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHH, I don't like some of the SIXTEEN NEW TEAAAAAMS. WAAAAAAH WAAAAAAH. I can't edit the roster myself or accept the fact that everything isn't going my wayyyyyyyy. WAHHHHHHHHHGG
    -98% of you jabronis on OS. smh
    SkillzFromThe6
    Melo Avg'd 28.7 PPG in his 2012-13 year with Knicks... that's his most in his career...
    J.R. Smith was 6th man of the year in his 2012-13 year with the Knicks...
    How was 2011-12 Knicks picked over 2012-13 Knicks. Someone explain to me, please.

    Jeremy lin
    The 24th Letter
    Reading the reactions is almost as fun getting the announcement itself
    I'll personally be using a lot of these squads...except for the Grizzlies..
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    i like the giz but 2 classic griz team and 1 sa team thats disappointing
    The 24th Letter
    Has that classic team trailer been confirmed? or is that just a hunch?
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    I don't think they've said one is coming. I'm just guessing we're likely getting one to cap off the reveals. They've made a big deal about revealing the teams and didn't give any screens with any of the classic teams they've announced so I'm totally guessing here.
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    King_B_Mack
    I don't think they've said one is coming. I'm just guessing we're likely getting one to cap off the reveals. They've made a big deal about revealing the teams and didn't give any screens with any of the classic teams they've announced so I'm totally guessing here.
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    Ok cool...
    Someone else mentioned it so I didnt know if I missed something..
    The 24th Letter
    Ok cool...
    Someone else mentioned it so I didnt know if I missed something..
    Mmm hmm sure....you have no idea what 2k has in store *wink* *wink * *nudge**nudge*
    In all seriousness if they do have an old school trailer they better have Reminicse instrumentals over the trailer.
    Shady doing the old school trailer while momentous doing the main one.
    Then later in the week Czar and OG blog and banter. It's going to be a good week since 2k is no longer at gamescom.
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    BMA68
    A question the Knicks inclusion brings up is that if peak Linsanity Jeremy Lin is good enough to make the 12-15th man range on the Knicks All Time team?

    **** no.
    Edit: sorry for the original post, didn't realize that would mess with the filter.
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    Kstat
    They made a classic team just for Jeremy Lin.
    Jeremy Lin.
    Hope the projected sales increase in Asia was worth it.
    2012 Knicks is without a doubt the worst team 2K has ever turned into a classic edition.
    At least the 2011 bulls get you prime Rose. Hopefully that means Boozer is back.

    i wonder what rating that version of melo will have. can't wait to see the all time teams!
    If they ever decide to release some trailer/screenshots of these teams, I just hope that just once they get the accessories right on all the players shown. Accessories are part of any player who wore some signature ones. Seeing Iverson with that large forearm band, or KG with that large Sheed-like wrist pad, just ruins the authenticity.
    If you do a trailer/screenshots, do it right.
    Ivysaur
    He was in last year's game though and he was already retired by then; he was still on the '98 Spurs and you could un-retire him in MyLeague if you wanted to. I wouldn't be surprised if they removed the '98 Spurs team (should've been the '99 team anyway) if they lost the rights to Timmy though.. hopefully that's not the case.
    You have a point about the Lakers, if Odom and Bynum were in they probably would've made the cut over the '04 team. Might change my guess to the '09 Magic and '07 Warriors.

    Steve Nash was in the game the year following his retirement as well then was absent from 2K17 at launch then patched in later so it is very possible they will need to purchase Duncan's rights. If I remember correctly after retirement every player will stay in the Player's Association for 1 more year.
    masterchaoss
    Yeah the fact that aren't going to have both the 07 spurs and 10 Lakers is gonna be very disappointing I don't know any Lakers fan that wants the 04 team over 2010 team.

    I do... As long as rhe full team is there.
    After everyone else justifying teams from the last few years I can 100% get behind that Knicks team... that is a CLASSIC roster...
    Anthony, Shumpert, JR Smith, Amare, Baron, Bibby, Lin, Fields, Chandler, Douglas... and I hope Balkman makes the cut.
    That's a fun group of guys to play with..
    World1
    Please don't say "Waste of spot." It becomes some of these dudes time of the month when they see "Spot" in reference to a classic teams inclusion.

    Even more fella's on here acting like 2K got all up in their skirt and didn't call them back when a team they don't like are included.
    (On another note...World1 you've said a couple of times now that "complaining about the complainers isn't helping"... well... then... doesn't your same logic apply to you complaining about the complaining of others complaining... that doesn't help either, right?).
    Btw... if someone were to preorder 2k NOW (which they could still, or have had the benefit of doing for like a month or two PRIOR to 30-All Time Teams and 16 Classic Team inclusions (46 teams in total for those who need help with math) for $60 (which is Day 1 retail... still a month away I might add)... You are/have been promised aka entitled to exactly:
    5,000 VC
    10 MyTeam packs
    MyPlayer apparel
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^That is taken directly from the 2k website selling the game.
    I don't see anywhere.... where 16 classic teams.... AND 30 All-Time Franchise Teams are promised/guaranteed with $60 purchase. And this has been out there for sale for over a month now.
    So 2k has been selling a product for $60 that is $5000 extra VC, 10 MyTeam Packs, and MyPlayer Apparel...
    So wtf am I supposed to call FORTY SIX NEW TEAMS... aside from "Free" or "Bonus" if the game has already been on sale for full retail without the advertisement of these inclusions??
    AND BTW.... HOW ARE THE LINNSANITY KNICKS SUPPOSED TO BE BOTH A)... THE WORST TEAM 2K COULD'VE ASSEMBLED... AND AT THE SAME TIME ALSO BE B) A MONEY GRAB Lol Like yeah, the Linnsanity Knicks has been the big money grabber 2k has been setting you up for lol ya'll are too much on this board man. Thanks for the laugh.
    Not bonus material for the same price lol Linnsanity Knicks being the money grab team lol ya'll are too much. A money grab would be Reggie/Barkely DLC because that would sell itself in a heartbeat. But no, we live in a world where the Linn-Knicks can be BOTH the worst inclusion of a team to the game AND be the Money Grabber at the same time hahaha. Man I'm dead ya'll. You kill me for real lol
    SkillzFromThe6
    Melo Avg'd 28.7 PPG in his 2012-13 year with Knicks... that's his most in his career...
    J.R. Smith was 6th man of the year in his 2012-13 year with the Knicks...
    How was 2011-12 Knicks picked over 2012-13 Knicks. Someone explain to me, please.

    Simple answer: Linsanity.
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    PippenFan
    Alot of people were disappointed in 2k17 not adding any new classic teams. People are going to speak up about it because it involves them spending their money on it.

    Well if people are only buying 2K for classic teams, they were never getting their monies worth to begin with. They've never even been complete teams. Always 3-4 Smiths from UCLA. The jerseys have had accuracy issues. The shoes. Accessories. Player likeness being way off. $60 gets you access to well over a hundred teams when you add everything up, MyLeague, MyGM, MyCareer, all the online stuff, complete roster editing. $60 is a bargain for everything 2K gives us every year, and people are seriously taking that for granted in these classic team threads. Let's just take a moment to remember that a single player game with a 10 hour campaign is the same price as a game that will last you all year, if not longer. I for one, am just happy they added new things at all. I didn't expect it. I didn't have any set ideas of what these teams would be. Sure, some have been more exciting than others, but at the end of the day we're just getting even more content in one of our collectively favorite games. There are plenty of things to complain about in 2K, the addition of 16 teams on top of everything else already provided, shouldn't really be one of them. Just my 2¢.
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    It'd really suck to not get a Kobe/Pau team :/ At this point I'd settle for the 2012-13 Lakers if they can't secure the rights to Odom, Bynum, Fisher etc
    World1
    Terms like "Free" and "Bonus" needs to be discontinued from your vocabulary when you consider these people are being asked to spend $60+ on a video game and they use classic content as a selling point. Granted people are going overboard but that free and bonus **** is a myth.

    The entitlement is strong with you. Basically every Triple-A title that comes out these days is $60. This is one of them that actually offers $60 worth of content. 2K provides me with literally hundreds of hours of entertainment in a yearly cycle. Prey gave me about 30 hours. It's not even comparable. I hope you have an issue with the entire gaming industries pricing points and that you never purchase a game at full price, otherwise you're just a hypocrite.
    This content is content they didn't have to add. They would still have sold millions of copies without them. They aren't advertising the game with classic teams. It's not listed on the pre-order pages. It's not in a commercial. It's just something on Twitter to try and hype up the big fans who follow 2K's development yearly. It is bonus content. It is essentially a free DLC on day one, that they had no reason to add. 2K has been incredibly good to consumers, particularly when you compare them to other sports franchise creators, and the entitlement going on here just drives me nucking futs.
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    07 Warriors vs. 16 Cavs would actually make sense. Also, like some have said, 2k probably lost rights to some players and didn't secure rights to some of our favourites amongst these 16 teams like Baron Davis, PJ Brown etc.
    I think 2k simply made some teams they wanted with rights they already had and gained, not necessarily lazy, but they kept it easy and probably tried to rope in many younger players who watched the NBA in the last 10-15 years.
    What I still don't get it and something that is quite inexcusable is how they obviously gave some franchises who never had a classic team, at least one yet now are going to leave out 1, 2 or even 3! They could've easily gave the Clippers the freaking Lob City team, even if it's far from a classic. The Nets a 2006 or 2014 team and the Wizards even the MJ team or something from recent years.
    I think my personal interpretation of the word "classic" is different to 2Ks.
    But let's try not to lose focus of the fact that these are 16 NEW teams. If the old classic's are improved (90s Bulls, Knicks, Magic etc.) in terms of player likeness, signature animations etc., that alone will beef up the classic aspect of the game.
    On these 2, not really interested in the Knicks. But will definitely have more than a few games with prime Rose. Bring me back to the greatest 2K I've played (2K11)..... but with 2K18s awesome new features/functions.....
    #KeithBogans haha.....
    Nice for Mike Wang to get a strong, modern era Bulls squad too. Gaming with the current squad won't make for much enjoyment :)
    See this is just silly:
    Ronnie2k tweet: "MVP Rose vs Vintage Melo. These two teams heavily requested" - MVP Rose sure, but we already have vintage Melo on the Nuggets and a highly doubt people requested that team for Melo.
    I just wish Leftos would chime in or we would get some explanation for the choice to include some of these teams and why that exact year as opposed to another.
    Some of you guys are mad at them because YOU ran wild with your expectations and got your hopes up about specific teams. You guys need to take a step back and not focus so much time and energy on this game if you're getting this upset about classic teams announced a month before the game even comes out. Classic teams are a bonus, so any new teams you get are a bonus. 
    mhayden614
    Some of you guys are mad at them because YOU ran wild with your expectations and got your hopes up about specific teams. You guys need to take a step back and not focus so much time and energy on this game if you're getting this upset about classic teams announced a month before the game even comes out. Classic teams are a bonus, so any new teams you get are a bonus.*

    2k asked everyone what teams they wanted - people responded.
    Of course folk are gonna be upset their own personal choices weren't featured, it's a natural response.
    Your wife asks you 'What do you want for dinner?'
    'I'll have some chilli, thanks'
    She responds - 'You're having pizza instead'
    Cue disappointment.
    Anyone see the new my team trailer yet? If you want to read into it there is a Red Mamba Nets card available. That said I'm going with the final two teams being a Nets matchup if we can believe Kenny Anderson. 93 vs. 02.
    Maybe they will end up doing a $15-$20 classic team DLC pack with some of the more desirable teams like the 07 Warriors, the 91Suns (still could have easily made his team 2k) or maybe I'm just getting my hopes up yet again just to be let down.
    Let's see what happens this afternoon

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