It is almost October, which means two things.
1) The NBA season is quickly approaching.
2) The new NBA 2K13 game is going to be in stores in no time.
There are two things I do in my free time, watch sports and play video games. When I can put the two together, I’m in my still alive version of Heaven.
When I see a trailer like this, my fingers start fidgeting like they have a controller in their grips and my mind envisions taking Chris Paul up the court after a steal and lobbing it up to Blake Griffin.
I have to admit, I didn’t play 2K12 because I was already in year four of the Association Mode in NBA 2K11. Now, I’m in year six and have won four championships with my version of the Chicago Bulls: Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, Matt Hood (a computer generated player in his second year), Paul Millsap, Omer Asik, Kevin Martin and a group of solid bench players.
My original team won three consecutive championships anchored by Durant, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Chris Bosh and Tyrus Thomas. If only Thomas could play in real life like he can in a video game.
Anyway, I’m more than excited to pick up the new 2K title and enjoy it as much as I did with the older one.
This time around, I’m going to create a fantasy drafted dynasty with Paul and Griffin if I can get them on the same team. Depending on what pick I have, I’ll go for Paul first, then hope Griffin wasn’t drafted before hand, but I have a feeling he will be gone. Either way, I’ll grab a strong power forward with the next pick in attempt to trade for BG after the draft is over.
In the meantime, I’ll draft the rest of my version of the Clippers — I’ll probably use them instead of the Bulls for once — the same way I always draft a team.
The low post players are more defense oriented than offense. Although I had Bosh, I never really used him like he should have been used as he was my fourth leading scorer and got out rebounded by Thomas and Durant.
I love to play with fast point guards who can thin the needle with their passes because I like to gamble. Again, Paul fits perfectly into this plan. The shooting guard and the small forward are usually good shooters who can stretch the floor. If they are not at least rated with a B from long range, it’s likely I pass them by in the draft.
In the later rounds, I pick players who fit roles. I grab a shooter or two, a big guy who will clog up the lane and grab boards and a fast point guard who can run the floor. He doesn’t have to be able to shoot, but has to be fast and have a solid passing ability.
In my mind, a team built around these credentials will not only dominate an NBA 2K Association, but the NBA.
Besides the Association Mode, there are also other fun things to do such as the My Player Mode and of course, play your friends in-house or on-line. I’m sure I’ll be playing Hardcourt Houdini’s Brett Roberts Oct. 2 when it comes out.
I hope everyone buys this game because it looks like it could be the best NBA game to ever be released.