NBA 2K12 roster of greatness revealed

by: Dan -
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NBA 2K12 teased us a bit with the three-cover tribute to Magic, Bird and Jordan, but today we learn the full roster of NBA Greats that will be available in the game. It is filled with some of the most recognizable players when the league was still worth watching, including Stockton, Malone, Olajuwon, Ewing, Dr, J and more. Here is the complete list, and I would take these guys any day over the punks that liter today's courts.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Larry Bird
Wilt Chamberlain
Julius Erving
Patrick Ewing
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
Karl Malone
Hakeem Olajuwon
Scottie Pippen
Oscar Robertson
Bill Russell
John Stockton
Isiah Thomas
Jerry West

There is one bonus for purchasing the game early and get it at launch. Two historic teams, the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings will be yours and they include some of their own great players such as Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond from Golden State and Peja Stojakovic, Chris Weber and a young Hedo Turkoglu on Sacramento.
2K Sports Announces Full Roster for “NBA’s Greatest” in NBA® 2K12

End the debate over NBA’s greatest matchups with Michael Jordan and 14 other electrifying basketball icons

NEW YORK – August 19, 2011 – 2K Sports announced today the complete lineup of 15 NBA legends that will be available in “NBA’s Greatest” mode, an all-new playable game feature for the next installment of the top-rated and best-selling NBA video game simulation franchise *, NBA® 2K12. For the first time, gamers will be able to take control of some of the most iconic players in NBA history, such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Julius Irving, and pit them against other classic and modern-day teams to create NBA dream matchups.

Each of these 15 basketball legends has been meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail, including period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and even historically accurate broadcast presentation styles in NBA 2K12. Gamers will now tap into the legacy of these legendary athletes by utilizing their signature moves, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unstoppable skyhook, to rule the virtual hardwood.

“Fans across the country were ecstatic to see Jordan, Bird, and Magic on the cover of NBA 2K12, and have speculated for weeks about who would fill out the rest of the ‘NBA’s Greatest’ roster,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “These 15 legendary athletes will allow sports fanatics to create the NBA’s most storied matchups – and lock in bragging rights for their favorite teams in NBA 2K12.”

“NBA’s Greatest” legends in NBA 2K12 include:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar;
Larry Bird;
Wilt Chamberlain;
Julius Erving;
Patrick Ewing;
Magic Johnson;
Michael Jordan;
Karl Malone;
Hakeem Olajuwon;
Scottie Pippen;
Oscar Robertson;
Bill Russell;
John Stockton;
Isiah Thomas;
Jerry West.

Bonus Gift with Purchase – Customers who purchase their copy of NBA 2K12 for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoftor PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systemearly will receive two bonus, historic NBA teams featuring their own NBA greats – the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings. Bonus content will be available on launch orders only, while supplies last.