Two weeks ago when 2K Sports revealed that three of the greatest NBA players to ever take to the court would be gracing the cover of NBA 2K12, we should have figured there was more to it. Today, 2K Sports revealed a new mode coming to this year's game titled NBA's Greatest. Similar to Jordan Moments from last year, NBA's Greatest lets you play as 15 of the greatest NBA teams in history and re-create some of the best matches ever seen.The mode will play out similarly to last year's game; you will have the ability to re-play various matches and try to complete objectives to unlock additional games. Once unlocked, these Greats and their teams will be available to play against current NBA clubs, opening up the chance to see who is better between Dr. J and Carmelo Anthony, for example.
Matches will be re-created to be as authentic as possible to the time in which they took place. Games will feature commentary that reflects the time frame and that references matches leading to the game in question, and there are promises of extras that should make NBA historians very happy.
Thus far, only five NBA Greats have been confirmed. In addition to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird, the Philadelphia 76ers' Julius Erving and the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be featured in the mode. The other 10 players and teams will be revealed at a later date. Regardless of that fact, debates should commence shortly as to which teams and players should be included and which are better left in the past. Anyone who enjoyed playing last year as Michael Jordan should absolutely adore NBA's Greatest. With debates running all the time as to who is, in fact, the greatest NBA player ever, this might at least settle the debate in the virtual world. Expect that once we get our hands on this mode, we'll give you more insight on the teams featured and how the mode plays out.