The game-changing turnovers. The bitter rivalries. The sensational buzzer beaters. There are professional sports and then there is professional hoops. Out on the hardwood, anything can happen with one second remaining on the shot clock. Here, underdogs triumph, dynasties fall and legends are born. You live for the thrill of game night, know the plays by heart and are loyal to your team to a fault. Now, it's time to get off the sidelines, lace up your shoes and step up for tip off as the grit and the glory of the NBA slam dunks into your world.
This year, live the NBA action like never before, with more control, more realism and more ways to shape the history of pro basketball. After selling more than 5 million copies worldwide and winning more than 25 Sports Games of the Year awards, the industry-leading franchise that brought you NBA 2K12 further transcends the realm of sports video games, joining forces with Jay-Z as executive producer. NBA 2K13 propels the action into the next generation, colliding the newest kings of the court with legends of NBA history for epic matchups, including the one that's got everyone talking Team USA of 2012 versus the Dream Team of '92. Create your own dream team by recruiting the league's top players and collecting your own uniforms, arenas and boosts in MyTEAM mode. Ensure you grab this season's freshest talent by tracking up-to-date performance stats in the talent marketplace. When your roster is ready to hit the court, take on worthy online competitors chosen by the new tiered matchmaking system. Launch your own NBA career in the enhanced MyPLAYER mode, and embark on new endorsement paths on your climb to the top. Whether you're playing as yourself or as pros like Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant, command the action with more precision than ever, thanks improved gameplay features, such as analog stick-controlled dribbling, dynamic shot generation, player-specific skills and revamped fast-break passing. Are you ready for tip off?