NBA 2K12 Players List Reveals NBA Legends Roster

15 NBA 2K12 characters known as Legends join the roster for this year’s highly anticipated follow-up to NBA 2K11.

Last year, Michael Jordan graced the cover of a modern basketball game for the first time in history as that game allowed players to re-live and play the most famous moments in Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls history.

This year developer Visual Concepts is upping the ante! Not only will THREE Legendary NBA Players be gracing the covers of the game (Michael Jordon, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird) but the new “NBA’s Greatest” mode will allow players to mix and match these Legends with modern day players to create their NBA dream team!

Each of these 15 basketball legends has been meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail, including period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and even historically accurate broadcast presentation styles in NBA 2K12. Gamers will now tap into the legacy of these legendary athletes by utilizing their signature moves, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unstoppable skyhook, to rule the virtual hardwood.

NBA 2K12 Legends Include:

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2. Larry Bird
3. Wilt Chamberlain
4. Julius Erving
5. Patrick Ewing
6. Magic Johnson
7. Michael Jordan
8. Karl Malone
9. Hakeem Olajuwon
10. Scottie Pippen
11. Oscar Robertson
12. Bill Russell
13. John Stockton
14. Isiah Thomas
15. Jerry West

NBA 2K12 will be released on October 4th, 2011, just in time for the (hopefully) beginning of the 2012 NBA season, on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2 and PC. Those who pre-order the game will get a bonus in the form of two historic NBA teams featuring their own NBA greats – the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings.

Here is the game from E3 2011 EA stage show, showing off gameplay footage with Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers.