New NBA 2K17 Video Teases Dream Team Vs. 2016's Olympic Squad
If you like Olympic teams and the US national anthem, this is the trailer for you.
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With the Summer Olympics underway in Rio, 2K has released a new trailer for NBA 2K17 featuring two of the United States' Olympic squads.
We don't get to see any real basketball action in the video. Instead, it focuses on the pre-game national anthem and some player-specific celebrations. Most importantly, it teases the potential dream matchup that NBA 2K17 makes possible, where you could play a game between the 1992 Dream Team and this year's US men's national team.
The latter, being comprised entirely of current-day NBA stars, is included in the game alongside head coach Mike Krzyzewski. But it also features the complete Dream Team--in addition to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird, all of whom we've seen before, this marks the first time Charles Barkley has been in a 2K game. However, you'll need to preorder the game in order to have access to the team.
In another first, 2K17 includes the Australian Boomers as a playable team in the game.
Paul George, who broke his leg playing for the US national team in 2014 (albeit at the FIBA World Cup, not the Olympics), is this year's cover star. There's also a more expensive Legend edition of the game that features the now-retired Kobe Bryant on its cover and comes with various bonuses.
NBA 2K17 launches on September 20, although there is a way to get your hands on it four days early.