Video game maker 2KSports put a promotional clip on YouTube today in anticipation of its upcoming release: NBA 2K12. (Video included after the jump.) This year’s version of the game will feature an “NBA’s Greatest” mode that highlights 15 Basketball Hall of Famers, building upon last year’s successful Jordan Challenge from NBA 2K11. Each of the 15 stars comes with a full complement of teammates from a historic season of his career, plus a rival team to face as opponents — so there are over 30 vintage rosters built into the game.
The Bucks have two teams represented. One is Oscar Robertson and the NBA Champion 1970-71 Bucks. The 1984-85 Bucks made it in as a rival to Julius Erving’s 76ers of the same year. Here are the rosters as listed on NBA 2K’s Facebook page.
1970-71 Bucks: Oscar Robertson, Jon McGlocklin, Bob Dandridge, Greg Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), Bob Boozer, Lucius Allen, Dick Cunningham
1984-85 Bucks: Craig Hodges, Sidney Moncrief, Paul Pressey, Terry Cummings, Alton Lister, Mike Dunleavy, Ricky Pierce, Paul Mokeski, Randy Breuer, Charles Davis
Mmmmmm… you had me at “Mokeski”. But wait, think of the possibilities. What if we’re allowed to mix and match? Can I run a starting five of Kareem/Cummings/Dandridge/Moncrief/Big-O? Will Virtual Randy Breuer match his real-life counterpart and run upcourt like an osteoporosis case at a nursing home trying to beat the rush to the cafeteria for a 4:45 PM dinner?
Whoever produced and edited the clip below did a fantastic job. I was already in “buy” mode when I heard the game would feature dozens of old teams, but this vid made the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Did I mention yet that I’m intrigued?