Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  77 responses

NBA 2K12 to Feature 45 New Players in ‘Legends Pack’

The wildly popular NBA 2K12 video game recently introduced a new wrinkle, and EOB has details of which NBA legends made the cut: “2KSports announced a new batch of superstars available for download. And the list is a doozy. From the presser:

Complete List of New Legends
George Mikan (1951 Lakers), David Thompson (1978 Nuggets), Derek Harper (1990 Mavericks)
Bob Cousy (1957 Celtics), Jamaal Wilkes (1981 Lakers),Tom Chambers (1990 Suns)
Bob Pettit (1959 Hawks), Jack Sikma (1982 Sonics), Kevin Johnson (1990 Suns)
Nate Thurmond (1967 Warriors), Alex English (1983 Nuggets), Reggie Lewis (1993 Celtics)
Lenny Wilkens (1968 Hawks), Adrian Dantley (1984 Jazz), Dan Majerle (1993 Suns)
Dave Bing (1968 Pistons), Bernard King (1984 Knicks), Kenny Anderson (1994 Nets)
Wes Unseld (1969 Bullets), Rolando Blackman (1984 Mavericks), Cedric Ceballos (1994 Suns)
Connie Hawkins (1970 Suns), Kiki Vandeweghe (1984 Nuggets), Dee Brown (1995 Celtics)
Dave Cowens (1973 Celtics), Mark Eaton (1985 Jazz), Gheorge Muresan (1996 Bullets)
Tiny Archibald (1973 Kings), Sleepy Floyd (1987 Warriors), Glen Rice (1997 Hornets)
Spencer Haywood (1973 Sonics), Fat Lever (1988 Nuggets), Shawn Bradley (1997 Mavericks)
Bob McAdoo (1975 Braves), Mark Jackson (1989 Knicks), Steve Smith (1998 Hawks)
Elvin Hayes (1975 Bullets), Kenny Walker (1989 Knicks), Jalen Rose (2001 Pacers)
Rick Barry (1975 Warriors), Dale Ellis (1989 Sonics), Jamal Mashburn (2003 Hornets)
Bob Lanier (1977 Pistons), Artis Gilmore (1978 Bulls), Yao Ming.”

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  • Danny_W_UK

    Derek Harper, and Shawn Bradley. Please forgive me for not jumping up and down in excitement.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    They can rather just fix the game.Then charge us for a legends pack.
    With the high 3p percentage going in through blocks.
    The percentage of layups missing.
    And the awful trades in the my player mode.
    Skating on defense.
    plus taking out pickup games and crew.
    and now asking us to pay them money for a legends pack probably 70% dont give a crap about.
    Come 2k lets be real

  • http://360special.blogspot.com dev0

    2001 Jalen Rose here I come!

  • Madterps

    Gheorge Muresan? Shawn Bradley? Do they not mean legendary bums???

  • sean

    Pistol pete??

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    BS! Fix the gameplay first then talk about adding new legends.

  • NJ4Life

    Kenny Anderson? Really? They couldn’t get Jason Kidd or Buck Williams for the Nets?

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    @sean Pistol Pete is already in the game, with the Hawks.

  • AD

    2k12 has to be the worst man……. ANYBODY CAN SHOOT 3S and there is no defending the shots cuz evry1 can pumpfake like kobe.. this game is just trash….. idk wats up wit e a but man this game needs the new patch asap

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    No Iverson, no download. Lol.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    And I’m glad everybody else is as frustrated as me with the computers amazing footwork, jumpshots and pump fakes on HOF and Superstar. It’s uncanny.

  • Zabbah

    Or the fact that point guards do not posses the ability to make a 5 ft pass through a defender.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    I was hoping for Charles Barkley or Reggie Miller..

  • tomtom

    @Allenp i hear ya on the AI thing. Is it just me or was 2k11 game play much better? It’s so hard to run a decent fast break because nobody can throw a bounce pass so everything sails past the defences chest. Among other aweful bugs.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    This is why I always loved NBA Live. People dogged on the franchise all the time, but it was at least REAL.

  • http://360special.blogspot.com dev0

    Barkley, Iverson, Reggie, who else we still need? Also, loving Tom Chambers.

  • Ballislove

    Brian Scalabrine?

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Just wait till NBA 2K15. Controlling D-fish while he negotiating during lockout mode is a nightmare. Illuminatin y’all.

  • http://Slam.com Illwill

    Does anyone know how to play defense on 2k11.. Especially in the post

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    the fast break is so frustrating. The point where all basketball knowledge says you’re supposed to make the pass is also the point where the computer will definitely make a steal. It’s pissing me off.

  • tb

    @ Holy Baller: NBA Live? Real? Ur crazy. Everyone can dunk in Live. I remember life 05. All I did was dunk in the paint. game is trash in comparison to 2k. btw George Muresan is the man!

  • MrSuper

    I can. Post D is easy. Now perimeter… you gotta be fast.
    In 2k11 I can’t make an open 3 with a 90 3point skill, maybe they tried to fix that in 2k12. I’ll have to buy the game to check it out. Do I need a better machine (PC) to run it than 2k11?

  • Cameron

    Instead of giving us bums like derek harper and shawn bradley give us what we really want…a gameplay patch and Allen fukin Iverson. I don’t care to play as Yao Ming, honestly.

  • LA Huey

    I feel a lot better about not buying 2K this year.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Rented it and gameplay sucks. At least Fat Lever made it.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I never thought I would say this about 2K but last years model is 10X better than this years. Apart from improved graphics and presentation, 2K12 is inferior to 2k11 in every other aspect. It seems like they focused too much attention on the “Legends Mode” and forgot about improving the actual gameplay.
    Also, those anyone notice that the Home Page in Association Mode only shows who’s disgruntled and who’s being traded never anything about the games?

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    At last! If I get this I can finally put Rolando Blackman and Renaldo Balkman together on one fantasy team!

  • Riggs

    @AD: how about changing the difficulty from Rookie to hall of fame. It’s not the games fault you play on Easy, otherwise youre lying and making stuff up.

  • Riggs

    also 2k12 is better than 2k11 in every way, the only people who dont think so are the losers who cheese the hell out of the game and abuse exploits/glitches.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Nah Riggs.
    I think the new game has several improvements, but it also has a lot of glitches. The on ball defense is ridiculous. The shooting percentages of the players is ridiculous. The pump fakes and curious ability for the computer to hit ridiculously contested shots is crazy. The fact that your players will not challenge shots at the end of the shot clock like mad men, is ridiculous.
    But, I love the post moves. I like the change in how you post up. I like the way the game looks and feels on offense for the most part, particularly the cutting off the ball by bigs. Huge improvement there. I like the dribble moves even better, it makes more sense in a way. I like the shot stick stuff too and I LOVE the Legends thing.
    But, the defense and AI are a problem.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I’m always curious about who is playing these games before they sent out. It should have been obvious that there is a problem if the computer consistently dribbles aimlessly until the end of the shot clock and then chucks up a contested jumper that has the uncanny ability to go in regardless of who is shooting it. That glitch should have been obvious.
    The fast break glitch should have been obvious too. It’s weird that theyd idn’t catch these things.
    Also, I played Eboy last night in the Slam League and LeBron and Wade are ridiculous. Really ridiculous. But it was a fun game overall.

  • anthony y

    @ riggs, lol..I agree. I like it too. The only real issue I have with the game is they messed up ray allens j and it took me a while to find it. Last year it was pauls j they messed up. The pass glitch is still there where u can have a guy under the hoop, but they make u pass across court..leading to a steal of course.. and manu and Richard Jefferson, they made ray Allen wet from three this year..another glitch..

  • LA Huey

    “if the computer consistently dribbles aimlessly until the end of the shot clock and then chucks up a contested jumper that has the uncanny ability to go in”
    Sounds like Jamal Crawford had a say in this game.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    No one else has had the problem of saved files disappearing on them?
    I was about 15 games in on My Player mode when one day I clicked on it on the home page, and then the screen went black and it said “file not found”.
    Next thing I know, it’s gone! WTF? Same thing happened with one of my assoscation modes.
    And every time I unlock a legends team, a few days later it’s locked again.
    It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even bother starting a new mode anymore unless it’s to sim, or the Slam league, which isn’t much fun either cause the computer kills me and I can’t play any of the guys.

  • anthony y

    The d is an issue. I don’t like how easy u can get beat..and badly. And they don’t jump even when you know their about to shoot. It delays the contest. The post play is bomb this year with the moves they added the off the glass lib is my favorite though..

  • T-Money

    i have to adjust the game sliders when i play 2k. steals all the way down and 3 points all the way down.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I have been playing in the post a grip in 2k12. Jamal Mashburn might make this download worth it. But prolly not

  • L-Dub20

    opinions…opinions…opinions. 2k12 is an upgrade from 2k11. The abilities of the AI, dribble moves, post moves, your control of the player is more fluid. However removing the Crew mode, adding the legends (who i doubt many care about), and giving 90% of the players on the game a 3 is just bananas. In addition to that..why in the hell would the grizz trade Mayo, Conley, Gay, and Gasol (over the course of 2 weeks) for Noah, Deng, George Hill, Darren Collison and Taj Gibson? Not one trade I have seen in my player mode makes any sense. Fix the my crew mode, fix the servers, fix the horrible trades and this game would definitely live up to all the hype it got in the weeks/months leading up to its release. What is the point of my player mode now that you cant compete against others and their my players?

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I hate eboy and nbk sooooo much.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I got drafted too the Warriors, they traded Monta Ellis for Eric Gordon & Eric Bledsoe. Traded Steph Curry & David Lee for Rudy Gay, Mike Conley. THen traded Rudy Gay & Mike Conley for Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Then traded Eric Bledsoe for Demar Derozan (& a 1st round pick). All in the course of a month.

  • EJ

    Only thing I like about 2k12 gameplay is the post game.
    Moving without the ball is the worst thing about the game. I was so excited when I saw the “moving without the ball moves”, but when you play the game you just get bumped EVERY TIME you try to cut to the basket or curl thru an off-ball screen.
    Only way you can score is by 3s or post up.

  • misso

    I got 2k12 but if NBA live comes back I’ll throw 2k12 away, there will never b a better basketball game than NBA live. 2k should Atleast go back to the $30 price tag it had several yrs ago

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’ll never, EVER buy a Live/Elite/whatever game again.
    As bad as 2k12 might be, Live is waaaaaaaaay worse.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Playing Eboy in the league was crazy, Lebron and Dwade went for like 80 points and 77 of them came in the paint or from Ft’s lol
    However, playing the CPU on superstar and HOF is just to crazy for words, they always score a three, or a miracle shot at the end of the shotclock.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    And on the fast break just oop it up every time, it’s your best chance.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Anyone wanna play some 2k11? Ehhh? Ehh? I play with everything on 100. Makes the game more fun. Scores usually like 300 or so :)

  • J Mac

    Legendary Poster Boys… Haha, maybe worth a download. lol

  • LA Huey

    @LakeShow, I’m up for last year’s NBA Jam. I’ll try to run you out of Staples with the Blake Show.
    btw, I’m disappointed in all you guys buying NBA products during the lockout.

  • Heals

    Welcome to the 2k Sports Magic Show. Please look over here at this DLC so we can shift your attention from what’s really going on. I think this DLC is a cool idea and since it was already planned I’m sure it won’t take away from other issues being resolved. But part of me is quite suspicious; from what I understand many of these players are only available for 2-2 and 3-3 modes (which feature players rendered in a comic book style) so I’m not sure how much this adds to the actual game. Not knocking it (cause I’ll probably pick it up anyway), but 2k12 has a couple other quirks that need attention. You can’t be a Sim Hoops game if you give me button combo’s for alley-oops, but not bounce or lob passes…

  • http://djfklsfl.com Jukai

    I mean…. everyone is angry, but no one remembers how bad 2k11 was before they patched it up?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I bought 2K11 really late, so I actually don’t remember.
    yeah, I had to put the zone on them. That slowed them some and gave me a chance. I still lost because it was the Hawks versus the Heat, and Eboy has made some changes to his roster, but it was a competitive game. It’s just too damn hard to play defense in general on the game, and the lag online makes it worse. Plus LeBron is super human. LOL. He had an Oscar Robertson triple double when we played, while Wade was shooting like 90 percent at one point.
    But, like I said, I had it down to four in the fourth and then the computer started making LeBron/Wade calls

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    Cosign jukai….most games these days have major problems when they are first released (Call of Duty Black ops , Battlefield 3, 2k11 last year), but most of those issues are usual fixed with the games first patch/update

  • meloman2.0

    No iverson, tmac, old vc. reggie miller…. but we have shawn bradley?… -____-


    what about Earl Monroe?….is he in the game already?

  • robb

    Dee Brown a legend? I liked Dee but he’s no legend.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesnt like the gameplay. They have good ballhandlers causing turnovers like they scrubs who dont deserve to play

  • Youngindy21

    Still NO Reggie Miller. When will they finally add him? Its beginning to get ridiculous.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    If your having trouble dribbling, let go of the right trigger. All your problems but one (passing which does seem a little screwed up) will go away.


    where’s kerry kittles and kendall gill

  • DA MAN

    NBA LIVE 03 , 04 AND O5 FTW

  • Buschfire

    No Tim Hardaway with the killah crossover? where’s the glove GP? Personaly i’ve played both live and 2k11 and 12 its close but i’d have to say i prefer NBA Live.

  • Big Marv

    why cant i put the any of the other players from the legend teams on a regular team anymore stupid 2k12

  • ALEX80

    CHARLES BARKLEY for the 100000000001 time.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    “I can finally put Rolando Blackman and Renaldo Balkman together” – Genius!

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    NBA Live>2K12 imo…

  • jufu

    YES GHEORGHE IS IN THE GAME. hey boss youre in a video game :D

  • tony scorpio

    Still very disappointed…where’s the chuckstrr??
    The round mound of rebound!!! This is trrrrble. But seriously, dude wtf?? Since “shut up & jam” he’s been missing…cmon chuck, mike is lettn 2k use his likeness to a T…just make sure they use the high-flyin, full-court sprinting, HAM that you were before all that ham. :D

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    which live is better than 2k12, 06? thats the last good live they had.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Chris Webber, Derrick Coleman, Mugsey Bouges, Reggie, Chuck, David Robinson, T.Hardaway, Matt Geiger, Rony Seikley, Nick Van Exel, Mookie Blaylock, JR Rider,Christian Laettner, Tom Googs, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning,Bryant Reeves, Rod Strickland, etc. etc.

  • aotearaw

    Wow, surprised at all these complaints, I absololutely adore this game…completely addicted. LOL@ the Live fanboys coming out of the woodwork now, sit the f*ck down with your weak-ass arcade game.

  • kantankruz

    Whoop-dee dooo, how about fixing the friggin game first.

  • orso94

    You must out of your damn minds claiming that Live is better than 2K.
    OK, 3pt shot percentages are up, players do not effectively challenge shots, and passes are often erratic.
    But I remember that Live changed its name to NBA Elite last year, and the game was supposed to come out a week after NBA2k11.
    Only, the game never came out, ’cause EA was affraid of getting owned, seeing how astounding 2k is !!
    Still no NBA Elite 2, either…
    I don’t miss dunking on everybody with Steve Nash in NBA Live.

  • justin t.

    still no charles barkley or reggie miller

  • Devonthesexyone

    So easy to hit threes. My leading scorers are always three point shooters, no matter their ranking. I guess guys complained about it being hard to shoot on previous games, but now the game is too easy. Its laughable.

  • OKalnins

    No Reggie… Well this pack seems useles

  • bigmike100

    dey needed 47… chuck nd reggie nd plzz bring bck all da jay’s i luv nike but i luv jay’s more

  • the bugg

    please just add charles barkley so i can finally assemble the monstars in my association