For those of you out there that watched any of the delayed Olympic coverage this year, there is no doubt you heard some of the comments made by this year’s USA National Basketball Team. Kobe was just one of the team members that felt this 2012 USA team was more talented and better than the famed 1992 “Dream Team”. I myself have been fortunate enough to watch both teams compete and have my own opinion on this debate that I will save for the appropriate forum (besides there is not enough time for me to explain why this 2012 team would make the Dream Team look like chumps). Regardless of your opinion, it is always fun to debate the match up between players or teams of different generations.
Fortunately for us sports gamers, 2K Sports is going to give us the opportunity to settle this debate on the hardwood, or at least the digital hardwood. Today 2k Sports has announced a partnership with USA Basketball that will bring both of these teams to NBA 2K13. This is another strong move by the franchise that saw the introduction of Michael Jordan and various “Jordan Challenges” in NBA 2K11. Check out the official press release below for all of the details, which for me seals the deal as a must buy for a gaming/sports/NBA fan. You’ve been wanting to prove that Kobe, LeBron, and company are better than those has been’s…
NBA 2K13 to feature 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and legendary 1992 “Dream Team”
2K Sports proudly announces partnership with USA Basketball for NBA 2K13
Windsor, UK – August 15, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced a partnership with USA Basketball to feature both the star-studded 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team” in NBA 2K13, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*.
“As executive producer, letting fans go head to head with these legendary USA teams was extremely important to JAY Z,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We are excited to partner with USA Basketball, and share in JAY Z’s enthusiasm in making this a reality in NBA 2K13.”
The 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team has earned recognition as one of USA Basketball’s all-time greatest teams. NBA 2K13 cover athlete Kevin Durant helped lead the USA to its successful showing and joins the elite list of accomplished basketball players who have represented USA Basketball.
“It was an incredible blessing to have been part of the 2012 USA Basketball National Team,” said Durant. “USA Basketball’s National Team legacy is incredible and so many of basketball’s all-time greats have been part of it, I’m just honored to be in that group. Like everybody, I can’t wait to see how our squad stacks up against the 1992 team in NBA 2K13.”
The original “Dream Team” is widely considered the most dominant sports team ever assembled, and featured 11 Hall of Fame players including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, David Robinson and Charles Barkley.
“The experience we shared in Barcelona is truly one of the highlights of my career,” said six-time NBA MVP and former NBA 2K cover athlete Michael Jordan. “Being able to represent not only my country but basketball as a whole is an honor that I will never forget.”
“The fantasy matchup between the legendary 1992 ‘Dream Team’ and the 2012 USA Men’s national team has become one of the greatest sports debates of our time,” stated JAY Z, the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13. “In NBA 2K13, we’re giving fans the opportunity to play as two of the best teams ever assembled in sporting history, literally putting the debate right into their hands.”
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