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October 15, 2014 Updates

That relationship is no less important in NBA 2K15's MyCareer mode. A veteran teammate takes on the mentor role with your digital self and serves as a sounding board, self-esteem builder, and occasionally as a reality check. That mentor -- if you're playing for the Suns, anyway -- is Markieff Morris. Originally, Morris revealed, that role was reserved for eight-year veteran Channing Frye. Once he signed with Orlando in the offseason, however, 2K Sports turned to the now longest-tenured Phoenix Sun for the job. "It was a lot of fun," Morris said. "It took about four hours. I sat in front of my TV, and the set up headphones and put all these cameras in front of me. I just talked and gave them facial expressions and they recorded everything." NBA.com

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo is known to attract a few famous people, and this year is no different. At Activision's E3 booth on Monday, the video game publisher hosted a pair of NBA stars: Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Beal was there to get a closer look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which launches in November. "I love it," says the Wizards guard. "It's definitely better than the last one. It's cool to be able to get a hands-on experience." Beal considers himself a big fan of Call of Duty, but says he enjoys sports games, too, such as the NBA 2K and Madden NFL series. "Video games are probably one of my biggest hobbies," he says. "Whenever I get a chance to get away from basketball for a little bit, this is what I do." USA Today Sports

May 6, 2014 Updates

For the cover of basketball video game NBA 2K15, publisher 2K Sports has recruited the league's Most Valuable Player. The company confirmed Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and newly-crowned NBA MVP Kevin Durant will appear on the cover of NBA 2K15 when it launches this fall. "I've been an avid fan and player of NBA 2K since I was a kid, and being selected as the sole cover athlete of NBA 2K15 is an amazing accomplishment at this point of my life," says Durant in a statement. "I feel like my time has come." USA Today Sports

October 1, 2013 Updates

NBA legend Michael Jordan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game when he was in his prime. He’s not sure about Kobe Bryant. In a video promoting the NBA 2K14 video game that is being released today, Jordan said there’s a long list of players he would’ve liked to have played one-on-one — Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Bryant and James, who dons the cover of this year’s game. “I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.” CBS Philly

September 25, 2013 Updates

What's the rumor we hear about NBA Jam being haunted? We had already finished making NBA Jam when Drazen Petrovic died. The game had already shipped and he was on the Nets. So we had all of these coin-op machines around, and one night we were playing Mortal Kombat and there was a Jam machine next to it, and all of a sudden the game started calling out "Petrovic!" "Petrovic!" And this only happened after Petrovic had died. Everyone started freaking out. Something weird was going on with the software, and to this day, if you have an original NBA Jam machine every once in a while it will just yell out "Petrovic!" It's wild. ESPN.com

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It will be a LeBron James doubleheader on Oct. 1, the start of Miami Heat training camp at AmericanAirlines Arena and the release of NBA 2K14, which features the Heat forward on the cover. Wednesday, 2K Sports released the trailer for the video game, with plenty of LeBron at the start and later a LeBron no-look pass for a dunk by Udonis Haslem, who, ironically, is the only other Heat player featured in the trailer. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 28, 2013 Updates

News has been out for a while that LeBron James was going to be on the cover of the newest installment of the NBA 2K series, his first video game cover. But not only is the reigning MVP on the cover, James is the music curator for the upcoming game. Basically, King James picked the soundtrack for the game, which features acts like Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, among others. The whole album can be streamed on Spotify, and the track listing can be found below via Spotify. SLAM

July 26, 2013 Updates

A couple of years ago, I had the chance to sit down with Dwight Howard and talk about “NBA Elite,” a new NBA video game that was coming from EA Sports. This was just before the 2010 NBA Draft, and as we talked we saw a build of the game that displayed a promising new motion system. Not long after, it was announced that the game was not coming out, after all. And EA hasn’t had a true console NBA sim since. EA eventually announced they were going back to their classic “NBA Live” franchise, and that game was supposed to return last year. But that didn’t happen, as they held off in order to get everything polished and make a splash this year. And now it seems that “NBA Live 14″ is on track to release this fall/winter, as today EA Sports announced that Kyrie Irving will appear on the game’s cover. NBA.com

June 19, 2013 Updates

Former Detroit forward and NBA hopeful Doug Anderson has spent hours playing the NBA 2K video game. When NBA 2K14 is released in October, Anderson will be able watch images of himself. Anderson, a 6-5 forward who turned heads when he won the NCAA dunk contest during Final Four weekend, said the opportunity to be a part of NBA 2K was too good to pass up. Some of his moves and dunks were used in creating the game. Detroit News

June 10, 2013 Updates

During the EA Games presentation at E3 today, Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving came out on to the stage to help unveil the return of NBA Live 14. Of course, EA Sports had to be dramatic, so they used a slam poet to hype up the crowd and get the buzz going. Irving joined executive producer Sean O’Brien to help introduce the game and the new “Bounce Tech” system which makes ball handling the top priority. FanSided

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