With or without the real NBA season, NBA 2K12 will be in stores October 4th. Built off the success of The Jordan Challenge from 2K11, the game’s developers have added NBA’s Greatest mode, paying tribute to 15 of the most influential and game-defining players in the history of the NBA. Painstakingly re-created, the players, teams, and, even the presentation elements were built with no detail left behind. Above is a slideshow of the 15 players 2K sports chose for its newest game mode. Be sure to check SLAMonline in the coming weeks for more coverage of NBA 2K12.