This year’s NBA release from 2K Sports, NBA 2K12, includes a new game mode called “NBA’s Greatest” in which players can hit the court as one of a handful of legendary players. 2K revealed the 15-man roster this morning in a press release, and you can check it out after the jump.
Your “NBA’s Greatest” legends are: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Stockton, Isaiah Thomas and Jerry West. 2K also confirmed a bonus that gives those who pre-order two unlockable teams: the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings.
The “NBA’s Greatest” mode is a bit more detailed than a set of character skins and top-level stats. Each player has an associated vintage uniform, period-accurate arena, signature moves and, for you serious basketball geeks, “historically accurate broadcast presentation styles.”