NBA 2K17 will have its first international team for the upcoming game in the Australian Boomers. 2K Sports made the announcement recently and also means that players from the Australian National Basketball team will be included in the upcoming game.
Second Non-NBA Team For The Game
The insertion of the Boomers makes them the first non-NBA team in the mix. The first one was of course Team USA, which could hint at some special tournament likened to the upcoming Rio Olympics.
The Boomers will have a couple of veteran NBA players in tow. That includes Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Delladedova and Dante Exum. Joining them are Aussie national players David Andersen, Cameron Bairstow, Aron Baynes, Ryan Broekhoff, Chris Goulding, Joe Ingles, Kevin Lisch, Damian Martin and Brock Motum.
Mills was excited of the development and believes these are exciting times for the Australian hoop nuts. “The buzz around basketball in this country, whether it’s on the court or in video games, it’s really good,” Mills said via Fox Sports.
With 2K Sports ramping up the graphics for the game, it will be interesting to see the Aussie cagers and if they will really look like their real-life counterparts. To date, the scanned players have so far been accurate in terms of player likeness.
More National Teams To Follow?
With two international teams confirmed, it will be interesting if 2K Sports will have some more on the horizon. New Zealand could be a neat addition, especially considering they are rivals with Australia per Attack of the Fan Boy. How about Brazil, China, Spain and so on?
Cover Athletes Of NBA 2K17
There will be two players gracing the cover of the game. The standard pack will have Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, while the Legend edition will have Kobe Bryant.
The Legend edition will include digital and physical extras such as 2 Panini Kobe Bryant trading cards. The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition is pegged to cost about $79.99 with PS4 and Xbox One versions available this September.