Need even more of a reason to get involved with NBA 2K17 later this year? How does the chance to join the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and Legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” sound? Yeah, thought you may be interested.
2K have today announced that they have gone into partnership with USA Basketball, with a deal that will bring the full roster of the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, including coach Mike Krzyzewski, to NBA 2K17. By pre-ordering the game, you’ll also receive the legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team”, along with a special USA Basketball MyPLAYER jersey to fully customize your USA Basketball experience. Comprised of NBA Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone and David Robinson, the 1992 “Dream Team” is universally considered the greatest team ever assembled in basketball history. Fans will be able to pit that roster against this year’s athletes on the USAB Men’s National Team, which includes NBA 2K17 cover athlete Paul George and Team 2K athletes Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie Irving.
But that’s not all as renowned USA Basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will also be making his debut in the series. Krzyzewski – or “Coach K,” as he’s widely known – will appear on the sidelines coaching the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team in NBA 2K17. His likeness will also be found in a revamped tutorial mode focusing on teaching fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more.
“Basketball has become an iconic part of American sports heritage, and I’m thrilled that fans can play with this year’s roster in NBA 2K,” said Krzyzewski who, since 2008, has coached the USA Basketball Men’s National Team to four straight international tournament gold medals. “NBA 2K17 is the best way to connect to legends of the past ‘Dream Team’ while celebrating the success of this year’s roster.”
“We’re always looking to bring fans closer to basketball’s signature teams and players, which is why we’re collaborating with USA Basketball and Coach K for NBA 2K17,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “We couldn’t think of a better way to send off the 2016 team by celebrating USAB’s legacy in this year’s title, while giving fans an opportunity to play as historical and current teams.”
You’ll be able to pick up the standard edition of NBA 2K17 for £54.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC from 16th September 2016. If you’re on the current gen systems (Xbox One or PS4), then the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will also be available for £74.99.