One of the great sports debates this summer centered around the eventual gold medal winning 2012 USA Men’s Basketball team and the original “Dream Team” that took the world by storm in 1992′s summer games in Barcelona.
Could this year’s Team USA, starring LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, possibly defeat the Dream Team that was led by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley? There was lots of shouting about that question this summer, but now we might actually be close to having an answer.
That’s because both the 2012 London team and the 1992 Barcelona squad will be playable in NBA 2K13 this fall.
Says 2K Sports VP of marketing Jason Argent, “As executive producer, letting fans go head to head with these legendary USA teams was extremely important to Jay-Z. “We are excited to partner with USA Basketball, and share in Jay-Z’s enthusiasm in making this a reality in NBA 2K13.”
Durant chimes in, “USA Basketball’s National Team legacy is incredible and so many of basketball’s all-time greats have been part of it, I’m just honored to be in that group. Like everybody, I can’t wait to see how our squad stacks up against the 1992 team in NBA 2K13.”
NBA 2K13 will be available on October 2 in the United States for PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, Wii and PC. The Wii U version will come out during the holiday season.