Each of the 15 basketball legends has been recreated along with period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and historically accurate broadcast presentation styles. Gamers are now able to utilize signature moves, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s sky-hook and Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake. “NBA’s Greatest” legends in NBA 2K12 include:

 

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (86–87 Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Larry Bird (85–86 Boston Celtics)
  • Wilt Chamberlain (71–72 Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Julius Erving (84–85 Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Patrick Ewing (94–95 New York Knicks)
  • Magic Johnson (90–91 Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Michael Jordan (92–93 Chicago Bulls)
  • Karl Malone (97–98 Utah Jazz)

 

 

  • Hakeem Olajuwon (93–94 Houston Rockets)
  • Scottie Pippen (95–96 Chicago Bulls)
  • Oscar Robertson (70–71 Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Bill Russell (64–65 Boston Celtics)
  • John Stockton (97–98 Utah Jazz)
  • Isiah Thomas (88–89 Detroit Pistons)
  • Jerry West (70–71 Los Angeles Lakers)