A very cool side note to pass along from a tipster this morning – the Sacramento Kings will be getting some major love in the annual NBA 2K video game as the 2002 squad will be an unlockable team WITH a pre-order code.
Initial rumors broke that it was to be the 2000-2001 Kings team that would be featured in NBA2k12, but SimBaller (NBA 2K producer) from Operation Sports confirmed that it will be Bibby lead ’02 team who makes the game.
"A pre-order bonus could be a hint at what that might entail. Preorders will receive codes for two classic teams for use in the game, the 1990-1991 Golden State Warriors of Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond, and the 2001-2002 Sacramento Kings of Chris Webber, Vlade Divac and Mike Bibby.*updated for accuracy"
Last year’s edition of NBA 2k did feature some classic teams as you played through scenarios, but, they were unplayable outside of those challenges – not this year.
Now you’ll have your chance to change the history book, well, at least virtually.
Which is just as good. Right?!!?