Throughout the years, the NBA 2K video game series has made its name among fans and professionals alike, making it one of the best sports games out there and maybe the best basketball game ever. Along the many years that NBA 2K dominated the other game series, there were always some great players in each version of the game. This article will cover the select few that we want to add with similar attributes – even if they are unlockable in the game – as part of the legends of NBA.
These selected few players could build up a game with great stamina, speed, agility, and attributes that simply couldn’t have been matched. As mentioned before, although adding these characters with the same attributes is a long-shot, introducing them as unlockable characters is a great option. Nevertheless, this list can serve to remind us of the unstoppable heroes of old.
Russell Westbrook NBA 2K12
This player is well-known to be Kevin Durant’s counterpart in this version of the game. Westbrook had incomparable speed and agility and adding to that, the sheer power of his play was truly amazing.
Dirk Nowitzki NBA 2K12
Nowitzki had made his way into the top-tier after winning the finals in 2011, making him well-known and popular among many fans. NBA 2K took advantage of this by making the players attributes more defined and well-rounded. Although the player was given an average/low rating of 85 for a top-tier player, gamers loved him due to his finesse and attributes in the game.
Chris Paul NBA 2K8/2K9
This player is known to be the number one at point guards. Chris Paul was featured on the cover of NBA 2K8 and turned out to be one of the best players in both 2K8 and 2K9 as his attributes were changed enough to give him an overall 99 rating within the games. This player was simply one of the best.
LeBron James NBA 213
The King of Basketball, LeBron James is one of the best players in the game by far, but it’s to note that his attributes and gameplay from 2K13 were simply spectacular. Even a beginner could learn how to dominate the game with this player in under 5 minutes; such is the power, fast-paced movements and overall attributes of the famous LeBron James.
Michael Jordan NBA 2K11
Adding Michael Jordan, the single best player in the game, to this list was inevitable as he is the one game-changer from all the other legendary players in the game. Michael Jordan, as a player in the game, was at his peak in the 2K11 game and is really addictive to play with.
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Other Notable Mentions
Our list above consisted of a mix of legends and almost top-tier players that were simply unstoppable in the game. More to mention are:
- Kobe Bryant 2K10
- Allen Iverson 2K3
- Tracy McGrady 2K7
- Shaquille O’Neal 2K1
- Carmello Antony 2K11
- Kevin Durant 2K12