EA Sports recently made a return to the world of NBA video games after two years, and the result is surprisingly decent. In turn, 2K's NBA titles will finally have some competition, and thus they've elected to add a little something extra to convince fans to remain loyal.
Apart from upgrading the graphics or GM mode, 2K have decided to add all-time teams for every NBA franchise.
There's not much more known about their rosters, either, which leaves a lot of room for speculation and predictions. Undoubtedly, a lot of very good players will not make the cut, simply because they've played for historically great franchises which had many - in their case, too many - great players. The hardest part of this task is to make the selection as fair as possible, and the criteria determining whether a player should make a roster may vary from team to team, but generally they are as follows:
- The rosters are more about impact than duration (for example, Kevin Durant is worthy of a spot on the Warriors' roster, despite playing for them for just one season).
- Players with their numbers retired by a franchise should, but don't always, make a roster.
- Contemporary players are generally favored to legends when their numbers are comparable, because of their relatability.
The result is a hopefully complete, accurate and fair list of 13-roster teams for 31 NBA franchises.