2K Sports is going all the way in this year going really retro this year. You already know that there will be a trio of covers for this year’s game featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson (though you can’t pick which one you want). 2K Sports has announced last year’s “Jordan Challenge” into “NBA’s Greatest”. “NBA’s Greatest” mode will incorporate the most famous games and performances of 15 different legends. Those legends and their associated teams will be unlocked after completing the challenges allowing you to match them up against other historic or current teams. Games featuring historic teams will also be presented as they would have been played and seen years ago – down to different game rules, short shorts, and television camera angles. Gotta love that right.
At this point, we only know of 5 of those 15 legends and they are Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius “Dr. J” Erving. 2K Sports will be releasing the other 10 players over the coming weeks. I would love to see Magic’s showtime Lakers vs the current Lebron, D-Wade, and Bosh Miami Heat, that would be a hell of a game.