According to Forbes, the latest talk to join the spotlight is the inclusion of Euroleague teams.
On Wednesday, Eurohoops.net confirmed the inclusion of 21 European teams in NBA 2K17.
The series has long included Euroleague teams, but this will be the first time all 16 clubs have appeared in the game. The other five teams have been pulled from the 7 DAYS EuroCup.
Here’s a list of all the teams:
• ALBA Berlin
• Anadolu Efes Istanbul
• Brose Bamberg
• Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
• CSKA Moscow
• Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
• EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
• FC Barcelona Lassa
• FC Bayern Munich
• Fenerbahce Istanbul
• Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
• Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
• Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
• Olympiacos Piraeus
• Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
• Ratiopharm Ulm
• Real Madrid
• Unicaja Malaga
• Unics Kazan
• Valencia Basket
• Zalgiris Kaunas
While many American virtual hoops fans may not consider this to be a major addition for the upcoming game, fans in European countries who follow the Euroleague are undoubtedly thrilled to see their entire league represented.
Up to now, there’s been no word on the modes the teams can be used, but it would be surprising if they weren’t at least included in Play Now, MyLeague and MyGM.
There’s some speculation that some sort of international mode might be included in this year’s game, but it hasn’t been revealed. NBA 2K17 is scheduled to be released on September 16 for those who pre-order.
The Euroleague teams were playable in those modes in NBA 2K16, thus it wouldn’t be logical to remove that access.
Looking forward to their wonderful performance in NBA 2K17 gameplay.