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Some Players on the NBA 2K18 All-Time Lakers Team Revealed, Who Deserves to Join Them?

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Some Players on the NBA 2K18 All-Time Lakers Team Revealed, Who Deserves to Join Them?

NBA 2K18 will feature All-Time teams for all 30 NBA franchises, to include the best players in history, for each individual team.

  • The All-Time teams are fully editable in the Roster Creator (unlike the Dream Team roster from last year).
  • You can also start a 30-team All-Time MyLEAGUE.

Today, 2K has revealed some of the players on the NBA 2K18 All-Time Los Angeles Lakers team.

Magic, Worthy, Shaq, Kobe, Kareem, Wilt and Pau.

Who do you think deserves to join them on the roster?

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  1. I was a little worried it was only 7 players, but Chris cleared that up quickly for anyone wondering.
    "#NBA2K18's "all-time" teams will have 15 per roster. Who are the other Lakers not shown in that pic? Also, what's your roster predictions?"
    -- @LD2K Twitter
    CDazzle91
    I was a little worried it was only 7 players, but Chris cleared that up quickly for anyone wondering.
    "#NBA2K18's "all-time" teams will have 15 per roster. Who are the other Lakers not shown in that pic? Also, what's your roster predictions?"
    -- @LD2K Twitter

    If you look closely you can see about 4 other players hidden in the background.
    CDazzle91
    I was a little worried it was only 7 players, but Chris cleared that up quickly for anyone wondering.
    "#NBA2K18's "all-time" teams will have 15 per roster. Who are the other Lakers not shown in that pic? Also, what's your roster predictions?"
    -- @LD2K Twitter

    Jerry West
    Elgin Baylor
    Byron Scott
    Michael Cooper
    George Mikan
    Lamar Odom ( please be in )
    *Derek Fisher
    *Robert Horry
    K_rob11
    Seeing Magic and Kareem and Wilt in long shorts like that is just such an eye sore.

    I was hoping that they would rock the short shorts....John Stockton with baggy shorts...oofa...
    The fact that they fixed Shaq gives me hope that theres a chance they fixed Jordan. They have the best player of all time looking like a strung out crack head who begs for nickles in Penn Station in New York City. "Can you spare a nickel man ..."
    I'll be curious to see what the rest of the lineup looks like. Could be sort of telling.
    Shown:
    Shaquille O'Neal
    Kobe Bryant
    Wilt Chamberlain
    James Worthy
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Magic Johnson
    Pau Gasol
    Locks based on their inclusion in the game for years:
    Jerry West
    Elgin Baylor
    Gail Goodrich
    Possibilities based on their inclusion in the game for years:
    Robert Horry
    Byron Scott
    Michael Cooper
    A.C. Green
    Others who'd have an excellent case if they already had their likeness in the game:
    George Mikan
    Vern Mikkelsen
    Jamaal Wilkes
    I'll be most curious if guys like those last three find their way onto rosters. Or if each team is just going to be a composite of players already in the game. For the Lakers, that mostly works because they have classic teams included that cover most of their franchise's greats. Could get tougher for other squads.
    That Shaq looks amazing!
    One, I'm a little upset that Wilt is on the Lakers. He played only 5 seasons with LA and he only had one truly elite Wilt-like year with them. He should be on the Warriors where he had that crazy 50/25 year. All will be forgiven if there is a younger looking version of him, with the pencil mustache and low caesar from the "100" picture on the warriors.
    I'd also love to see a younger, more athletic looking Shaq on the Magic, and possibly a washed, heavier version on the Heat.
    I don't think its possible to have era specific shorts....if it were then the old school players should be rockin them in that pic. Maybe next year? It's nice to see that the old school players got some love though....
    Shaq looks dope. Surely this confirms 2K are gonna run with duplicates or players right? Cause Kareem and Wilt aren't getting left of the Sixers/Bucks to make up numbers on a Lakers all time team. Would have rather it only be singles
    K_rob11
    Seeing Magic and Kareem and Wilt in long shorts like that is just such an eye sore.
    Since the All-Time teams are such a suspension of belief anyway, I understand why those guys have the same shorts length as everyone else. But I agree theoretically. It'd have been cool to see each player in their complete prime appearance (proper shorts length, Magic's blue knee pads, etc).
    The other day someone suggested that each player should be wearing their real jersey for their all-time team. I think that would have been pretty awesome. But I suppose it also could have posed issues for the teams who've changed color schemes over the years (one Laker wearing baby blue while everyone else wore purple wouldn't work).
    DTHEGAWD
    Don't know what y'all seeing Shaq looks terrible
    I think the angle of the photo (from floor level looking upward) makes him look pretty dopey; way dopier than usual anyway. But I think the takeaway is that his body shape and face look like they've received some much needed attention, giving hope that he might not look like a pear anymore. I'd be interested in seeing a more standard photo of his face.
    Pretty good. But Kareem needs to be slimmer, and I'm not sure about his face, might need some hair. Overall looks nice, but where are the rest of them? And shorts...? I think each player needs shorts for the ear they played in. Also, nice low Adidas for Kareem! Nice touch.
    Edit: This is what Kareem should be like -
    Goffs
    I don't think its possible to have era specific shorts....if it were then the old school players should be rockin them in that pic. Maybe next year? It's nice to see that the old school players got some love though....

    Don't think it'll matter much, it's a fantasy team.
    You could always check to see if you can trade guys like Magic though for the other Magic on one of the classic teams to at least fix some of that.
    isdatyt
    That Shaq looks amazing!
    One, I'm a little upset that Wilt is on the Lakers. He played only 5 seasons with LA and he only had one truly elite Wilt-like year with them. He should be on the Warriors where he had that crazy 50/25 year. All will be forgiven if there is a younger looking version of him, with the pencil mustache and low caesar from the "100" picture on the warriors.
    I'd also love to see a younger, more athletic looking Shaq on the Magic, and possibly a washed, heavier version on the Heat.
    I think it's a pretty safe bet that a number of players are going to pop up on multiple All-Time teams. Elsewise it'd really throw the whole idea out of wack. You can't have an all-time Lakers team without Shaq. You also can't have an all-time Magic team without Shaq.
    As you said, the hope is that each version reflects their proper appearance at the time they were on that club.
    Cleve07103
    Pau is a Laker great???
    If each roster goes 15 deep (as confirmed by 2K), I think Gasol could make a case, particularly if 2K struggled to secure any of the "extra" greats like George Mikan, Jamaal Wilkes, etc.
    Three all-star appearances as a Laker and two championships that would not have been possible without his acquisition. Averaged 19 and 9 on 60 percent shooting in the 2009 Finals. Pretty good. Prettyyyy, prettyyyy, pretty good.
    Cleve07103
    Pau is a Laker great???
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    Leads me to believe that one of the Kobe/Gasol teams will be included as a classic team.
    Shaq looks so much better
    I'm guessing it's not possible for 2k to give each individual player different sized shorts. But if they all have to wear the same sized shorts, they should at least give em the 90s shorts that are in 2k17. It's a nice balance of short but not too short, baggy but not too baggy. It's gonna be tough to play with magic or Stockton wearing ginormous shorts.
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    Was hoping they'd have everyone wearing the jerseys from their eras but it's all good.
    My prediction:
    Magic
    Kobe
    Balor
    Kareem
    Wilt
    Gasol
    Shaq
    Worthy
    Odom
    Van Exel
    West
    Jones
    Cooper
    Goodrich
    Mikan
    Awesome! Kareem is back, Shaq looks better and Wilt is there (you never know, 2k could lose the rights to certain players any moment). Hope they didn't just touch up Shaq. The shoes are a very nice touch, very specific with Magic wearing Converse, Kareem the old Adidas, Wilt the old Converse..Kobe with 24, I thought he wore 8 in his prime ;) Pau is not necessarily an All-Timer, but good enough I guess.
    Cleve07103
    Pau is a Laker great???
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    How is he not? The Gasol trade was one of the biggest trades of the last 10 years of not only Laker history but NBA history in general. Plus it led to him and Kobe leading that team to 2 more championships. Damn right he's a Laker great.
    youvalss
    Pretty good. But Kareem needs to be slimmer, and I'm not sure about his face, might need some hair. Overall looks nice, but where are the rest of them? And shorts...? I think each player needs shorts for the ear they played in. Also, nice low Adidas for Kareem! Nice touch.
    Edit: This is what Kareem should be like -
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has never translated well to having long shorts. I know his arms look a little thicker than they should be but his short-shorts version has typically looked pretty good. It's just, when you throw on the knee-lengths, you lose that super gangly characteristic. Same thing happens when people create a long-shorts wearing Manute Bol.
    youvalss
    No Cooper? No West?
    There's 15 players on the roster, just only a few were shown. Those two are locks.
    MontanaMan
    My thoughts are: I hope you can edit the sizing of those shorts...

    My first thoughts: (even before seeing the pick): I hope by default that these "all-time rosters" will rock short shorts regardless of era. My eyes can adjust to modern day player with shorter shorts, but throwback players rocking longer shorts just doesn't look right.
    My second thought: If shorts must be of common length, how about having both options available in the selection screen. Everyone with short shorts OR everyone with modern day shorts.
    My third thought: It would be great if we could edit short length, but I would prefer to play the game with default graphics that were done right. The less I have to fiddle with the better.
    My fourth thought: I can play with modern day long short roster vs throwback era short short rosters in 2k17 on the same court at the same time. What's the challenge in having mixed short on the same roster.
    The 24th Letter
    Parker, Gervin, Kawi, Timmay and the Admiral about to wreck this squad to be honest..
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    I have plenty of respect for the Spurs but no way. We're talking about a team that has 3 of the all time greatest centers in Shaq, Kareem and Wilt. 4 if Mikan is in as well. Duncan and Robinson can only do so much ha.
    After further review you guys are right didn't realize Gasol was in LA 7 seasons same as Memphis. I think there will be real laker greats left off. I just hope my Nets team has all it's players lol
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    Cleve07103
    After further review you guys are right didn't realize Gasol was in LA 7 seasons same as Memphis. I think there will be real laker greats left off. I just hope my Nets team has all it's players lol
    In all honesty I BasketballReferenced Pau Gasol to snag his Finals stats in '09 about five minutes ago and I was surprised he put in seven years in L.A. as well. Seemed shorter.
    I think your best hopes for the Nets' All-Time team rests in whether 2K added an early or mid-2000's classic Nets squad as well (02-03 or 06-07). In that case, hopefully that means they have the rights to guys like Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Richard Jefferson, Kerry Kittles, etc. I still worry about the inclusion of other non-Julius Erving Nets standouts though. Derrick Coleman, Kenny Anderson (who may have been in 2K12's DLC), Michael Ray Richardson, Stephon Marbury, Keith Van Horn, etc.
    Nets
    Jason Kidd
    Drazen Petrovic
    Dr J
    D. Coleman
    Kenny Anderson
    George Johnson
    Bill Melchionni
    B. Lopez
    K. Mart
    R. Jefferson
    Vince
    Buck Williams
    O. Birdsong
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    The 24th Letter
    Parker, Gervin, Kawi, Timmay and the Admiral about to wreck this squad to be honest..
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    Sixth man Manu off the bench? Should be a fun squad to run with.
    I'm looking forward to the All-Time Celtics team myself. It'll be interesting to see the starting 5 for a lot of these teams.
    That Magic squad will probably one of the most played with team.
    Shaq
    Penny
    T-Mac
    Nick Anderson
    Horace Grant
    Dwight
    Jameer
    Skiles
    Dennis Scott
    Hedo
    Rashard Lewis
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    Goffs
    I don't think its possible to have era specific shorts....if it were then the old school players should be rockin them in that pic. Maybe next year? It's nice to see that the old school players got some love though....

    Man they had players wearing era-specific shorts back on the Dreamcast days, it's definitely possible
    Jerseys look bad to me..and no excuses on these shorts.
    But glad they are upgraded bodies like Shaq and Durant so far.
    I'm sick of screenshots quite frankly though. Don't care for a trailer either. Want gameplay.
    What ever happened to those days where we'd just get 5v5 full quarter gameplay from multiple teams. Right from the company.
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    Clippers
    Cp3
    Blake
    Brand
    Dehere
    Jordan
    Ken Norman
    Swen Nater
    Benoit Benjamin
    Loy Vaught
    Gary Grant
    Chris Kaman
    Ron Harper
    Maggette
    Randy Smith
    Mcadoo
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    VDusen04
    In all honesty I BasketballReferenced Pau Gasol to snag his Finals stats in '09 about five minutes ago and I was surprised he put in seven years in L.A. as well. Seemed shorter.
    I think your best hopes for the Nets' All-Time team rests in whether 2K added an early or mid-2000's classic Nets squad as well (02-03 or 06-07). In that case, hopefully that means they have the rights to guys like Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin, Richard Jefferson, Kerry Kittles, etc. I still worry about the inclusion of other non-Julius Erving Nets standouts though. Derrick Coleman, Kenny Anderson (who may have been in 2K12's DLC), Michael Ray Richardson, Stephon Marbury, Keith Van Horn, etc.
    Yeah hopefully one of those finals teams are there
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    Jordanmike6
    Robinson
    Duncan
    Gervin
    Cummings
    Parker
    Ginobili
    Rodman
    Avery Johnson
    Elliot
    Vini del negro
    Horry
    Reid
    I think Bruce Bowen makes that team for them
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    Jordanmike6
    Ewing
    Starks
    Blackman
    Jackson
    Mason
    Oakley
    Sprewell
    Larry Johnson
    Houston
    Smith
    Harper
    Camby

    Walt Frazier
    Willis Reed
    Bernard King
    Earl Monroe
    Carmello
    Jordanmike6
    Olajuwon
    Drexler
    Horry
    Smith
    Thorpe
    Maxwell
    Barkley
    Ming
    McGrady
    Scola
    Maloney
    Elie
    I don't think Barkley should be on this Rockets team though
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    Jordanmike6
    Olajuwon
    Drexler
    Horry
    Smith
    Thorpe
    Maxwell
    Barkley
    Ming
    McGrady
    Scola
    Maloney
    Elie

    Hahaha as a Rockets fan this is laughable and I love the 90s Rockets, but you're missing quite a few
    My thoughts are, to hell with the shorts if we can get the legends looking right from face-to-body scans similar to these.
    Shorts can wait for 2k19 or beyond, let's get these legends looking right. 16 added classic teams and 30 added - All-time franchise teams... what's Kobe supposed to wear, long shorts while Wilt is in nut huggers? That would be an eyesore with everyone mismatching.
    Jordanmike6
    Ewing
    Starks
    Blackman
    Jackson
    Mason
    Oakley
    Sprewell
    Larry Johnson
    Houston
    Smith
    Harper
    Camby
    How in the world do you have an All Time Knicks team without Bernard King?! #NOPE
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    aloncho11
    I would have the 1976-77 version of Kareem.

    Are we getting several versions of each player, or it's just one no matter how many teams his on?
    WaddupCouzin
    How in the world do you have an All Time Knicks team without Bernard King?! #NOPE
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    Most these lists he's posting been ***.
    Lol Matt Maloney though? no way does he belong on an ALL TIME team.
    Rockets should be
    Hakeem
    Drexler
    Horry
    Harden
    Yao
    McGrady
    Kenny
    Otis
    Vernon
    Sampson
    Francis
    Mobley
    Artest
    Hayes
    Mosses
    PippenFan
    Lol Matt Maloney though? no way does he belong on an ALL TIME team.
    Rockets should be
    Hakeem
    Drexler
    Horry
    Harden
    Yao
    McGrady
    Kenny
    Otis
    Vernon
    Sampson
    Francis
    Mobley
    Artest
    Hayes
    Mosses

    Rudy T and Calvin Murphy goes over Mobley and Francis for me and Horry...
    youvalss
    So, are we getting just one version of each player? Would Shaq be the only one to have several versions?
    This, it always bugged me when a guy like Tracy McGrady Magic years (in UT) would be the same as his old Rocket model, which was the same model as his last year in 2k.
    Definitely hope they tighten that up. I can't use wrong year players for their teams they are suppose to be the Stars of.
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    youvalss
    So, are we getting just one version of each player? Would Shaq be the only one to have several versions?

    I doubt it. I mean 2k17 had 2 versions of Pippen, 2 Horace Grants and a bunch more so I'm sure they will do everybody justice here.
    scottyp180
    Leads me to believe that one of the Kobe/Gasol teams will be included as a classic team.

    Those are probably the same versions of them too. You know how 2K is sometimes. They more than likely just took Kobe and Pau from either the 2009 or 2010 team and placed them on the All-Time team.
    World1
    Rudy T and Calvin Murphy goes over Mobley and Francis for me and Horry...

    I'm willing to take Mobley and Horry off but Francis was the Rockets for a good while and deserves that recognition. Most people remember Rudy as the coach of the team more so than playing for them so he should be in but as the coach imo.
    Vinsanity115
    Jerseys look bad to me..and no excuses on these shorts.
    But glad they are upgraded bodies like Shaq and Durant so far.
    I'm sick of screenshots quite frankly though. Don't care for a trailer either. Want gameplay.
    What ever happened to those days where we'd just get 5v5 full quarter gameplay from multiple teams. Right from the company.
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    You've said this in a previous thread. I can appreciate you want gameplay and arent interested in screen shots
    but these screenshot threads are to discuss just that...
    youvalss
    So, are we getting just one version of each player? Would Shaq be the only one to have several versions?

    If 2K supposedly can make any custom bodies with their new engine, then there's no reason why there should be one version of Shaq.
    PippenFan
    Lol Matt Maloney though? no way does he belong on an ALL TIME team.
    Rockets should be
    Hakeem
    Drexler
    Horry
    Harden
    Yao
    McGrady
    Kenny
    Otis
    Vernon
    Sampson
    Francis
    Mobley
    Artest
    Hayes
    Mosses

    Cleve07103
    Clippers
    Cp3
    Blake
    Brand
    Dehere
    Jordan
    Ken Norman
    Swen Nater
    Benoit Benjamin
    Loy Vaught
    Gary Grant
    Chris Kaman
    Ron Harper
    Maggette
    Randy Smith
    Mcadoo
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    Hey fellas, lets keep the full roster wish lists in this thread please
    http://forums.operationsports.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912909
    youvalss
    Are we getting several versions of each player, or it's just one no matter how many teams his on?

    Several versions for sure!
    23-24 year old Lew Alcindor on the Bucks is a whole different player from the Lakers' Kareem (especially from the 40 year old one).
    PippenFan
    I'm willing to take Mobley and Horry off but Francis was the Rockets for a good while and deserves that recognition. Most people remember Rudy as the coach of the team more so than playing for them so he should be in but as the coach imo.

    10 year Rocket, 5x all-star and better numbers than Steve -- I've seen and agreed with a lot of your posts but I can't get with this one haha
    However, I'll give you the coaching thing. He'll need to be the coach and having him as both would be just weird unless 2k is gonna do the generic coach thing, then Rudy T over Franchise for me.
    PippenFan
    Lol Matt Maloney though? no way does he belong on an ALL TIME team.
    Rockets should be
    Hakeem
    Drexler
    Horry
    Harden
    Yao
    McGrady
    Kenny
    Otis
    Vernon
    Sampson
    Francis
    Mobley
    Artest
    Hayes
    Mosses

    Neither do Vernon, Mobley, Artest, Horry, Kenny & Horry. Replace them with:
    Calvin Murphy, Ralph Sampson, Rudy T, Leavell, John Lucas and McCray / Newlin.
    A case could be made for Maxwell & Kenny maybe, but Lucas, Francis & Calvin over Kenny + Harden, Drexler & T-Mac / Leavell over Maxwell.
    The 24th Letter
    You've said this in a previous thread. I can appreciate you want gameplay and arent interested in screen shots
    but these screenshot threads are to discuss just that...
    Fair point.
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    World1
    10 year Rocket, 5x all-star and better numbers than Steve -- I've seen and agreed with a lot of your posts but I can't get with this one haha
    However, I'll give you the coaching thing. He'll need to be the coach and having him as both would be just weird unless 2k is gonna do the generic coach thing, then Rudy T over Franchise for me.

    Should Kenny really be in over Francis though? I mean he made some key shots in the Finals but he was never really an elite player.
    PippenFan
    Should Kenny really be in over Francis though? I mean he made some key shots in the Finals but he was never really an elite player.

    I think Kenny gonna get in just because tbh. lol
    Earlier I thought their criteria for these teams would be:
    1. Contributions to a title.
    2. If the player did not win a title or the franchise doesn't have one then longevity and personal accolades with that jersey on.
    3. If they had no personal accolades then longevity and ranking in various franchise statistical categories.
    I hope "Elite" status isn't all they consider in making the teams. PG13 could be an Elite player for the thunder this year and then move on. I hope they take into consideration franchise contributions, longevity and just meaning to the franchise. Idk If Steve means more to the Rockets than Kenny.
    Kenny got there and average 18ppg but didn't win and after that he was a 10-14ppg scorer but started and contributed to the 2 titles.
    Idk thats a tough one but I think the titles will put him over the top. What season Steve Francis did we get last year? I can't think of it off the top of my head. That T-Mac/Yao team.
    World1
    I think Kenny gonna get in just because tbh. lol
    Earlier I thought their criteria for these teams would be:
    1. Contributions to a title.
    2. If the player did not win a title or the franchise doesn't have one then longevity and personal accolades with that jersey on.
    3. If they had no personal accolades then longevity and ranking in various franchise statistical categories.
    I hope "Elite" status isn't all they consider in making the teams. PG13 could be an Elite player for the thunder this year and then move on. I hope they take into consideration franchise contributions, longevity and just meaning to the franchise. Idk If Steve means more to the Rockets than Kenny.
    Kenny got there and average 18ppg but didn't win and after that he was a 10-14ppg scorer but started and contributed to the 2 titles.
    Idk thats a tough one but I think the titles will put him over the top. What season Steve Francis did we get last year? I can't think of it off the top of my head. That T-Mac/Yao team.

    2008 Rockets.
    Ill rarely or never play with these all-time teams, but this screen got me very excited for a couple of reasons..
    1. Shaq. Can't wait to use an accurate looking Shaq with la, Orlando, Miami.
    2. Prime Kobe. I know everyone saw his coming, but nice to have confirmation.
    3. More retro shoes added. Loved edited classic teams with accurate gear.
    This is a brilliant idea from 2k. They basically just edited a roster and marketed as all-time team. Prob didn't take too much time to implement and it got a lot of ppl excited. Really hoping they touched up some legends, and either added some big names or really upgraded CAP system.
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    ojandpizza
    Pau?? Lol no.. maybe on the all decade team.
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    Maybe 2K is going off advanced stats, which will tell you that Pau > Kobe during their title years, lol
    Cleve07103
    Clippers
    Cp3
    Blake
    Brand
    Dehere
    Jordan
    Ken Norman
    Swen Nater
    Benoit Benjamin
    Loy Vaught
    Gary Grant
    Chris Kaman
    Ron Harper
    Maggette
    Randy Smith
    Mcadoo
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    World B Free
    Cleve07103
    If there is no Reggie Miller or Charles Barkley it will not have the same luster
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    That was what I was thinking. I'm thinking it might be these Indiana players based on the My Team cards.
    Guaranteed.....
    Paul George
    Ron Artest
    Jalen Rose
    Stephen Jackson
    Rik Smits
    Mark Jackson
    Al Harrington
    Antonio Davis
    David West
    Detlef Schrempf
    Herb Williams
    It's a stretch...
    Roy Hibbert
    Lance Stephenson
    Chris Mullin
    Jamal Tinsely
    Won't be on the team...
    Reggie Miller
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Dale Davis
    Cleve07103
    Pau is a Laker great???
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    uhh yes, big part of 2 rings here and will have his jersey retired in LA as well
    ojandpizza
    Pau?? Lol no.. maybe on the all decade team.
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    Pau definitely deserves to be on that team. Was the biggest trade in recent Laker history that led to championships. Heck, he's probably the best Power Forward the Lakers ever had.
    ojandpizza
    Pau?? Lol no.. maybe on the all decade team.
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    Pau will be a HOF and will have his jersey retired by the Lakers once he is. He's an all time Laker.
    ojandpizza
    Pau?? Lol no.. maybe on the all decade team.
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    The same Pau that is the primary reason the Lakers won those other two rings?
    ksuttonjr76
    That was what I was thinking. I'm thinking it might be these Indiana players based on the My Team cards.
    Guaranteed.....
    Paul George
    Ron Artest
    Jalen Rose
    Stephen Jackson
    Rik Smits
    Mark Jackson
    Al Harrington
    Antonio Davis
    David West
    Detlef Schrempf
    Herb Williams
    It's a stretch...
    Roy Hibbert
    Lance Stephenson
    Chris Mullin
    Jamal Tinsely
    Won't be on the team...
    Reggie Miller
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Dale Davis

    that's just not good enough to me. They need to get Miller and Oneal.
    Goffs
    I don't think its possible to have era specific shorts....if it were then the old school players should be rockin them in that pic. Maybe next year? It's nice to see that the old school players got some love though....

    Well, as I've posted and requested several times before - you should be able to edit the shorts from player to player because not every guy wears their shorts the same. Classic or modern era it shouldn't really matter. If you look at it today, one player will wear them longer and baggier while another player will wear them shorter. They need to give us the ability to do this IMO. This needs to be an option across the board.
    MontanaMan
    Well, as I've posted and requested several times before - you should be able to edit the shorts from player to player because not every guy wears their shorts the same. Classic or modern era it shouldn't really matter. If you look at it today, one player will wear them longer and baggier while another player will wear them shorter. They need to give us the ability to do this IMO. This needs to be an option across the board.

    That sounds nice and simple but it may be harder to code than we think
    So anyone else low key just excited to see Shaq is ACTUALLY HOLDING THE BALL and not using the force.
    Always been a pet peeve for me.
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    lakers24
    That sounds nice and simple but it may be harder to code than we think

    Yea, I can't speak to that since I'm not a programmer. If anybody with any knowledge could chime in? I know they have adjustable sock length. You can even have your socks pulled up or bunched up. The short-shorts assests are already in the game as well. Edit: It probably has more to do with the art team having to make 3 different sizes of the same shorts and not having the time/resources to do it? They'd have to render 3 pairs of Lakers shorts for just that era of uniform and so on. Short, Medium, Long etc.
    MontanaMan
    Yea, I can't speak to that since I'm not a programmer. If anybody with any knowledge could chime in? I know they have adjustable sock length. You can even have your socks pulled up or bunched up. The short-shorts assests are already in the game as well. Edit: It probably has more to do with the art team having to make 3 different sizes of the same shorts and not having the time/resources to do it? They'd have to render 3 pairs of Lakers shorts for just that era of uniform and so on. Short, Medium, Long etc.

    The art director from Madden kindve touched on this with regards to team specific helmets in the pro bowl. It's pretty hard on the gpu to process different art assets like that all at once. Im guessing shorts would be pretty similar. And I understand it's been done in previous systems, but with more detailed crowds and player models, the systems are maxed out a lot of times.
    I wish they would just use the shorter shorts from the 90s instead of these capris. But it's a pretty simple fix to do it ourselves by editing the rosters.
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    Jordanmike6
    Mullin
    Hardaway
    Owens
    Sprewell
    Webber
    Hill
    Jamison
    Richardson
    Baron Davis
    Michael Pietrus
    Dampier
    Marculionis

    Webber played one good season for the Warriors. I don't think he should be in. Also. Pietrus? Where's Wilt? Steph? Hell even Klay and Draymond could make this at this point.
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    GoDucks1224
    Webber played one good season for the Warriors. I don't think he should be in. Also. Pietrus? Where's Wilt? Steph? Hell even Klay and Draymond could make this at this point.
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    Yea there's no way 2k wont include Steph and Klay At-least. Draymond? I hope not.
    sva91
    The art director from Madden kindve touched on this with regards to team specific helmets in the pro bowl. It's pretty hard on the gpu to process different art assets like that all at once. Im guessing shorts would be pretty similar. And I understand it's been done in previous systems, but with more detailed crowds and player models, the systems are maxed out a lot of times.
    I wish they would just use the shorter shorts from the 90s instead of these capris. But it's a pretty simple fix to do it ourselves by editing the rosters.
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    I can see that. I'm speaking more from the perspective of a MyCareer guy who doesn't want my player to be locked into wearing huge 2001 Allen Iverson shorts. I don't wear shorts like that in real life so it's a little bit of an immersion killer for me. I also know the value of being able to adjust this for Legends guys too, so hopefully they were able to work something out this year. Based on the screenshots released so far through, it looks like everybody has the same cut of shorts though.
    PippenFan
    Yea there's no way 2k wont include Steph and Klay At-least. Draymond? I hope not.

    We haven't had too many 'all time greats' over the years. Outside of Run TMC and the current team. Dray is pretty damn good. But I can understand him not being in.
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    Jordanmike6
    Mullin
    Hardaway
    Owens
    Sprewell
    Webber
    Hill
    Jamison
    Richardson
    Baron Davis
    Michael Pietrus
    Dampier
    Marculionis

    Gotta have Barry and Nate Thurmond. Both were last gen DLC.
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    Regarding the shorts. So, will the old teams like 60's Boston, 80's Lakers etc still have their short shorts like they do in 2K17?
    If so, why can't they just take those models and put them on the All-Time rosters?
    33JAF
    Doesn't all star team up have everyone with correct shorts length? Should be doable, right?
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    I'm assuming you're a Bucks fan? Didn't they draft D.J Wilson from Michigan this year? He's well known for wearing his short shorts. You know dang well 2K won't have that in the game. Again, you poor Buck fans get the shaft. Lol. Really too bad though because that just adds to the authenticity.
    GoDucks1224
    We haven't had too many 'all time greats' over the years. Outside of Run TMC and the current team. Dray is pretty damn good. But I can understand him not being in.
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    The Warriors DPOY can't be on there?
    Are those convers weapons on magic this year? No weapons on the game last year, so happy to see them this year. I may be doing rosters again because of these extra classic and all time teams this year.
    Sellaz32
    Gotta have Barry and Nate Thurmond. Both were last gen DLC.
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    Good point. Thurmond and Barry have to be in there. But I also think Steph and probably Klay have to be included as well. There's a few on his list I would remove for them.
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    RayRay34
    Are those convers weapons on magic this year? No weapons on the game last year, so happy to see them this year. I may be doing rosters again because of these extra classic and all time teams this year.

    Weapons were 100% in NBA 2K17. There were even Magic Johnson and Larry Bird PEs.
    RayRay34
    Are those convers weapons on magic this year? No weapons on the game last year, so happy to see them this year. I may be doing rosters again because of these extra classic and all time teams this year.

    Actually the weapons were in the game this year. But only certain players had access and the colors were messed up for Isaiah Thomas.
    I noticed Kareem has old school Adidas on which is definitely promising.
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    NewBreed1
    I'm assuming you're a Bucks fan? Didn't they draft D.J Wilson from Michigan this year? He's well known for wearing his short shorts. You know dang well 2K won't have that in the game. Again, you poor Buck fans get the shaft. Lol. Really too bad though because that just adds to the authenticity.

    I am. DJ went and got braids in his hair now too. Bucks are always looking 2/3 seasons behind. I'm just glad they kind of fixed Giannis from last year.
    It's definitely possible to have different shorts lengths for players on the same team. Look at Magic and Worthy here.
    Might want to mute the vid.
    https://youtu.be/RJVWQSSMX4c
    Rockie_Fresh88
    He doesn't crack a 15 man all laker team ?

    Mauer4MVP
    You're selling Pau insanely short.
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    15 man roster, yeah probably. But not deserving to be standing up front in that picture over Lakers legends Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, George Mikan.
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    MoodMuzik
    My thoughts are, to hell with the shorts if we can get the legends looking right from face-to-body scans similar to these.
    Shorts can wait for 2k19 or beyond, let's get these legends looking right. 16 added classic teams and 30 added - All-time franchise teams... what's Kobe supposed to wear, long shorts while Wilt is in nut huggers? That would be an eyesore with everyone mismatching.

    I second that.
    But we need to edit shorts lengh in the near future.
    GoDucks1224
    Good point. Thurmond and Barry have to be in there. But I also think Steph and probably Klay have to be included as well. There's a few on his list I would remove for them.
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    Pietrus, Jamison and Hill should never make it.
    apollon42
    The fact that they fixed Shaq gives me hope that theres a chance they fixed Jordan. They have the best player of all time looking like a strung out crack head who begs for nickles in Penn Station in New York City. "Can you spare a nickel man ..."

    or a hungry african smh. His airness cant get any love.
    Steve_OS
    NBA 2K18 will feature All-Time teams for all 30 NBA franchises, to include the best players in history, for each individual team.

    • The All-Time teams are fully editable in the Roster Creator (unlike the Dream Team roster from last year).
    • You can also start a 30-team All-Time MyLEAGUE.

    Today, 2K has revealed some of the players on the NBA 2K18 All-Time Los Angeles Lakers team.
    Magic, Worthy, Shaq, Kobe, Kareem, Wilt and Pau.
    Who do you think deserves to join them on the roster?

    Click here to view the article.

    Jerry West
    Elgin Baylor
    George Mikan
    Gail Goodrich
    Michael Cooper
    Byron Scott
    Derek Fisher
    Jamaal Wilkes
    sva91
    Shaq looks so much better
    I'm guessing it's not possible for 2k to give each individual player different sized shorts. But if they all have to wear the same sized shorts, they should at least give em the 90s shorts that are in 2k17. It's a nice balance of short but not too short, baggy but not too baggy. It's gonna be tough to play with magic or Stockton wearing ginormous shorts.
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    Thats why I hope they will give us the option to edit these nba shorts.
    PopcornJones77
    But where Kurt Rambis, Mark Landsberger, Swen Nater, Earl Jones at? (Real Lakers fans will know what I'm talking bout, ****.)
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    But where Shannon Brown, Byron Scott, Sam Perkins, Steve Blake at? (Real Lakers fans will know what I'm talking bout.)
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    midwestking100
    Lets hope those 15 man roster does not have any John Smith of the world at the end of the bench of those all time teams.

    It's been confirmed on Twitter that all of them will have full rosters. It would be silly to do it otherwise. Also with the NBA expanding to 17 man rosters (technically) this season, why can't we get 17 man all time teams?! Haha. A guy can dream.
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    GoDucks1224
    But where Shannon Brown, Byron Scott, Sam Perkins, Steve Blake at? (Real Lakers fans will know what I'm talking bout.)
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    Haha, Byron Scott -- and maybe Rambis, for sentimental reasons -- arguably actually deserve to be on the all-Lakers roster.
    Earl Jones (look him up) is an old-time DC legend who busted as an NBA first rounder in the early 1980s, and is unfortunately a punchline in LakerLand.
    Shannon Brown had ridiculous hops, but didn't he kind of disappear from the league?
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    I wonder how the Cavs roster will look. And which version of LeBron we get, whether it's the current version or the one from the classic Cavs we had in 2K17. I'd go for something like:
    Irving
    James
    Love
    Thompson
    Price
    Thurmond
    Frazier
    Nance
    Carr
    Ilgauskas
    Daugherty
    Mo Williams
    Varejao
    Hot Rod Williams
    Campy Russell
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    I'm all in for Pau to be Lakers all time great. The trade that sent Brown to MEM, was the turnaround for LA. If only they didnt take DAL lightly (give credit to Nowitzki's incredible performance), the Lakers may have faced MIA and who knows, going for the 3rd title?
    If 2K could add Odom and Fisher back to the classic roster, I'm definitely running the two teams to ensure they meet in the finals in myleague.
    I'm just disappointed that the same 2K17 Pau was used. He just look ... not like him at all. He has long fuzzy hair back in those days.
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    3304Life
    I wonder how the Cavs roster will look. And which version of LeBron we get, whether it's the current version or the one from the classic Cavs we had in 2K17. I'd go for something like:
    Irving
    James
    Love
    Thompson
    Price
    Thurmond
    Frazier
    Nance
    Carr
    Ilgauskas
    Daugherty
    Mo Williams
    Varejao
    Hot Rod Williams
    Campy Russell
    The Cavaliers version of Walt Frazier fits perfectly into those "Players who look weird on any other teams" articles. I had to run a search for "Frazier" on Basketball Reference to see if you were referring to some other mystical Cavs talent from days gone by.
    True aha the Cavs didn't even get a full season's worth of games from 3 seasons but no doubt he's on the NYK roster, it'd be easier for VC to include him in CLE too. It's not like we've had a history of Hall of Famers.
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    I love that the Lakers squad is wearing their iconic Showtime era uniforms. I hope 2K continues that trend and have franchises wearing their best/most famous uniforms.
    I was hoping for another all time classic team revelation today. What happened? I thought the Celtics were gonna be next just to represent the most important rivalry of the sport, now that the Lakers have been announced.
    So what is the schedule for the all time teams?
    29 days to go, 29 teams to go? One per day? Nope...
    I really hope they give Magic, Wilt and Worthy the proper short shorts. Extremely strange to see them in modern length shorts. I refuse to use the Utah all time team and have Stockton in long baggy shorts.
    LeBronistheKing
    I really hope they give Magic, Wilt and Worthy the proper short shorts. Extremely strange to see them in modern length shorts. I refuse to use the Utah all time team and have Stockton in long baggy shorts.

    I'm kinda okay with the long shorts.
    When I drop them in MyLeague I'll be using one of Magic's Lakers teams for the franchise and they'll get short shorts by default but I get how people want to see the long shorts and short shorts players to have their shorts while on the same team.
    3304Life
    I wonder how the Cavs roster will look. And which version of LeBron we get, whether it's the current version or the one from the classic Cavs we had in 2K17. I'd go for something like:
    Irving
    James
    Love
    Thompson
    Price
    Thurmond
    Frazier
    Nance
    Carr
    Ilgauskas
    Daugherty
    Mo Williams
    Varejao
    Hot Rod Williams
    Campy Russell
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    No Andre Miller over Mo Williams?
    MoneyOvaHuds
    All time Bulls starting 5

    Then Noah , Butler, , Toni , Horace , Solan , Deng , Love , Van Lier . Don't know about the other 2 could be anybody

    Probably the 2nd or 3rd best all time team in the game.
    I'd be veryyy tempted to put Pip at the 4 and start Butler at SF.
    Poohdini1
    Probably the 2nd or 3rd best all time team in the game.
    I'd be veryyy tempted to put Pip at the 4 and start Butler at SF.

    I think Lakers and Celtics are by far the best 2 teams. Bulls/Spurs/Pistons are the next to me
    VDusen04
    Do I spy the return of biceps bands? Ben Wallace might finally end up looking like the real deal.

    Yeah, they're back. But didn't Kobe wear it on his left arm around 2002?
    EDIT:
    Actually, I see photos on both left and right arm. Looks like he used to switch it back and forth...?
    Also I think it's needs to be yellow (home) or purple (road).
    youvalss
    Yeah, but if he's wearing the bicep band, I don't think he's supposed to be bald. Looks like the older Kobe with the younger-Kobe accessories.

    Good eye, should be Kobe with hair, as well as #8 Kobe.
    I wonder if they'll have the leg band as well
    Kobe ain't a 98 though. I've never had him in the GOAT conversation. If all the All-Time squads were rated on the same relative scale, he's like a 95.
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    I'd like to see any reasoning to how Kobe's overall will come out at a 98 and the Heat LeBron not be a 99 on the same scale. Going to have to compare those attributes.
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    ojandpizza
    I'd like to see any reasoning to how Kobe's overall will come out at a 98 and the Heat LeBron not be a 99 on the same scale. Going to have to compare those attributes.
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    FOR REAL. They'll probably have him at a 98 also :y220d: :jpshakehe :drink:
    ojandpizza
    Lmao at 98 though.
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    I guess we can expect everyone in the top ten all-time to be a 99?
    from Bills Backer/Spurs Nation HQ
    ojandpizza
    I'd like to see any reasoning to how Kobe's overall will come out at a 98 and the Heat LeBron not be a 99 on the same scale. Going to have to compare those attributes.
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    Agreed. He's a fan favorite though so unfortunately 2K probably felt pressure from the fan base. A lot of fans on Twitter/Reddit are actually mad that he's not a 99.

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