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NBA 2K12 is a basketball video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It was released on October 4, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Wii, and for the first time on iOS iPhone and iPad. For the first time in the series, buyers choose among three retired covers, featuring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan (who was also the cover of NBA 2K11. It is the thirteenth installment in the NBA 2K series, the first in the series to have "built-in" support of 3D for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, and the first to include motion controls using the PlayStation Move. NBA 2K12 is the successor to video game NBA 2K11, and the predecessor to NBA 2K13 in the NBA 2K series. The game features Kevin Harlan, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr as the commentators. While Kerr is a new addition to the series, his previous experience with the NBA Live series had already familiarized him with gamers and his addition truly adds immersion to the game. Doris Burke returns as the sideline reporter for a second year.

The Greatest Mode

They have new modes such as The Greatest Mode which includes 15 classic legends from older era's. For the first time ever you can even play in the 60's in black & white. From Bill Russell to Karl Malone you can unlock playable players and teams.

List of legends and teams:

My Player

This year's My Player is greatly enhanced with new contract negotiations. When in your 4th season, you manually pick which teams are interested and you get to ask for more money or a player option. Last season, your starting overall was in the high 30's or lower 40's but now your starting overall is in the low 60's. What is also new:

  • My Player inclusion in magazines such as Dime, Sports Illustrated, 2KSneaks
  • My Player inclusion in commercials like the "Where Amazing Happens" commercial. Also, the Shoe Endorsement commercial where it features your Player's shoe.
  • Including many posters featuring one's My Player. For example, cracking the starting line-up with one's My Player grants the "Defend Your Home Court" poster, and another poster when you earn Conference Player of the Month and Most Valuable Player.
  • Receipt of money based on the terms of one's My Player contract after the passage of two weeks in-game time. In-game currency can be spent on My Player Skill and Attribute Upgrades.



  • 76ers: Wells Fargo Center
  • Bobcats: Time Warner Cable Arena
  • Bucks: Bradley Center
  • Bulls: United Center
  • Cavaliers: Quicken Loans Arena
  • Celtics: Celtics Arena
  • Clippers: Staples Center (LAC)
  • Grizzles: FedExFourm
  • Hawks: Philips Arena
  • Heat: American Airlines Arena
  • Hornets: New Orleans Arena
  • Jazz: Energy Solutions Arena
  • Kings: Power Balance Pavilion
  • Knicks: Knicks Arena
  • Lakers: Staples Center (LAL)
  • Magic: Amway Arena
  • Mavericks: American Airlines Center
  • Nets: Prudential Center
  • Nuggets: Pepsi Center
  • Pacers: Pacers Arena (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
  • Pistons: The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Raptors: Air Canada Centre
  • Rockets: Rockets Arena (Toyota Center)
  • Spurs: AT&T Center
  • Suns: US Airways Center
  • Thunder: Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Timberwolves: Target Center
  • Trail Blazers: Rose Garden
  • Warriors: Oracle Arena
  • Wizards: Verizon Center

See also

Preceded by
NBA 2K11
NBA 2K12
Succeeded by
NBA 2K13