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2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announce exclusive licensing partnership; 14 of the top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague included in NBA 2K14
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New York, NY and Barcelona – July 2, 2013 – 2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announced today an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague available in NBA 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems; the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2K series. Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome top Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Sports Operations at 2K. “European basketball has an incredibly passionate following, and we’re all excited to give fans the opportunity to take on Europe’s best in NBA 2K14.”
“We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball video game in the world,” added Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO. “With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community.”
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:
• Alba Berlin;
• FC Barcelona;
• Real Madrid;
• CSKA Moscow;
• EA7 Emporio Armani Milano;
• Montepaschi Siena;
• Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul;
• Anadolu Efes Istanbul;
• Olympiacos Piraeus;
• Panathinaikos Athens;
• Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv;
• Zalgiris Kaunas;
• Unicaja Málaga;
• Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 is not yet rated by the ESRB. Fans that pre-order for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack at no extra cost on day-one — October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, later this year.
*According to 2008 – 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2013.
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About Euroleague Basketball
A global leader in sports management, Euroleague Basketball is enjoying its second decade of sustained growth as an innovative organizer of elite competitions and events. It now manages the continent’s two premier basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, consisting of more than 50 teams from as many as 25 countries. Euroleague Basketball also directs the Nike International Junior Tournament, which crowns a young men’s continental champion each spring. Through the Euroleague Basketball Institute and One Team, the company promotes educational and charitable initiatives as varied as coaching clinics and communitarian integration initiatives throughout its markets.
New York, NY – June 7, 2013 – 2K Sports today announced that 2013 NBA MVP, LeBron James, will make his video game cover debut on NBA® 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. As one of the greatest athletes of this generation, James will lead 2K Sports’ groundbreaking NBA 2K franchise into the future of sports video games with two dynamic and distinctly unique experiences for current and next-generation consoles.
“My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K. I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it’s amazing to be a part of this great tradition,” said James, who is currently defending the Miami Heat’s world championship in the NBA Finals. “I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it.”
2K Sports also announced the King James Bonus Pack, which offers exclusive content featuring LeBron James. Customers who pre-order NBA 2K14 for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will receive:
· 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition;
· Extra content for the new Path to Greatness mode;
· LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode;
· The all-new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.
“Widely regarded as the best player today, LeBron James is the perfect choice for NBA 2K14, the biggest and best game in our NBA 2K franchise history,” said Jason Argent, SVP of Sports Operations at 2K Sports. “NBA 2K set the benchmark for sports gaming on the current-generation of consoles, and NBA 2K14 will continue that legacy on next-generation consoles. With two unique experiences that distinctly maximize the power of current and next-generation consoles, NBA 2K14 is basketball how and where our millions of fans want to play it.”
James’ basketball resume includes a 2012 NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP award, four NBA MVP honors, nine All-Star appearances, six All-NBA first team selections, and two Olympic gold medals, solidifying him as the unquestioned choice in bringing NBA 2K basketball to fans across the globe.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 is not yet rated by the ESRB. Fans that pre-order for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack at no extra cost on day-one – October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system later this year.
Butch Black takes on the San Antonio Spurs in game 2 of the NBA 2K13 Western Conference Playoffs Round 1 Game 2. Despite a great game by Butch Black the Denver Nuggets fall tot he Spurs. Listen to Butcher Black, me, explain why he and his Nuggets lost game two.
Butch Black 2K13 My Player Playoffs Teaser marks my return to my YouTube Channel and fans. I’ve been so busy running KKGN that I’ve neglected it. This is just a tease of videos to come this week and throughout the playoffs.
I hope you all like what I have planned and stay tuned for more new content from me.
NBA 2K13: Butch Black – The Beginning
It’s been a minute ya’ll, but Butch Black is here. I’ve been crazy busy getting things right for the Konsole Kingz Gaming Network, but I’ve finally finished my first My Player commentary. Yes along with running KKGN, I’m also a partner.
In this video I give you a look into Butch Black of the Denver Nuggets as he begins his quest to become one of the, if not the best to ever play in NBA 2K. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a great series for myself and other NBA 2K KKGN partners.
Thanks to Elements Of Music (EOM) with his written consent for use of his music in all of my videos. Thanks also to Biz of JigFam for blessing with his talents on my intro. Be on the lookout for the full track soon in future Butcher Black productions.
What’s good YouTube. Well you all know that I work for Konsole Kingz and I am now a KKZGN (Konsole Kingz Gaming Network) YouTube Partner as well. I am branching out from my normal EA Sports HBCU Football videos and will throw my hat into the ring for NBA2K13 My Player Commentary videos this Fall. Peep the Butch Black trailer and stay tuned for upcoming gameplay of my Rookie season with the Denver Nuggets.
Check out the new NBA 2K13 trailer featuring The ’92 Dream Team vs. the 2012 Team USA. Props to the SPIKE TV and Operation Sports crews for the video. I’m looking forward to the release on 10/2, but more important I will be in NY for the Launch Party. POW!!!!
October 2, 2012 is not that far away. NBA 2K13 is shaping up to be the best, if not one of the best basketball games of all time. The hype machine is off the charts right now. You got Jay-Z producing the soundtrack, “The Dream Team”, the 2012 Olympic Team, A.I., the NBA Greats, etc. Damn what’s next, a Tupac like character from “Above the Rim” in the my player story line?
I’m getting mine. Ya’ll need to pre-order this game right now. Click here to pre-order
If you were thinking how in the world can 2K top themselves with NBA2K13, well wonder no more. The people over at 2K announced yet another bold move with the NBA 2K series by introducing an unprecedented partnership with entertainment mogul Shawn “JAY Z” Carter to serve as Executive Producer of NBA 2K13, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise.
Fans can enjoy the full track listing on Spotify:
Pre-order NBA 2K13 and lock up the NBA 2K13 All-Star add-on content here:
New York, NY – June 26, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for NBA® 2K13, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*.
“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” added Griffin, who helped lead the Clippers to their first postseason since 2006. “The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.”
“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” commented Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16 record this season. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.”
In their young but impressive careers, Rose, Durant and Griffin have each taken the NBA by storm. All three are past winners of the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and have also amassed eight All-Star berths, three scoring titles, and one Most Valuable Player award between them.
“There are many young superstars in today’s NBA, but we’ve selected three incredible athletes for the cover of NBA 2K13 that represent the NBA well,” concluded Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s clear to us that Blake, Derrick and Kevin are the most deserving guys to inherit the NBA 2K cover from Jordan, Magic and Bird.”