NBA 2K13 is the fourteenth main installment in the NBA 2K series. It was released on October 2, 2012 in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows and Wii. A version for the Wii U was also released as a launch title in North America, and in December for the PAL region. Rather than a singular cover athlete, there are three current cover athletes: Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, and they are all shown in dunking positions.
Around mid-June 2012 2K Sports announced a 'Uncover the Cover' where the more tweets #NBA2K13 got the more clues would be revealed about the cover athletes. 2K also announced NBA 2K13's compatibility with Kinect for the Xbox 360. Two of the legends from NBA 2K13 have been removed: Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (both former players). On May 3, 2012, 2K Sports announced that as a bonus for pre-ordering the game, buyers would receive downloadable content for an All Star Weekend, which would feature the Slam Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest, Rising Stars Challenge, and the NBA All Star Game. Also a shoe creator was developed, with Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Spalding, Reebok, Converse, Under Armour, and generic shoes available to create and edit.
Rapper Jay-Z serves as executive producer of the game. He has been credited with the idea of having both the 1992 and 2012 United States men's national basketball teams in the game. Additionally, he appeared in an introduction, picked songs for the game's soundtrack and contributed to the design of its in-game menus "and other visual elements".
Initially, former star Scottie Pippen was left out of the game due to the inability to secure use of his likeness. However, after widespread disappointment from fans over his absence, he was then added to the team roster.
In 2013, 2K added NBA 2K13 Lite (in addition to the previously release NBA 2K13) to the iOS platform. This version of the NBA 2K series of games is free, and appears to be a cut down/demonstration version of the full NBA 2K13 iOS title.
This is the list of all achievements in the game:
|Icon||Achievement||Description||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|...One With Everything||Earn every trophy in NBA 2K13||--||Platinum|
|Dawn of an Era||Get drafted as a lottery pick in the NBA draft in MyCAREER mode||15||Silver|