Teams that deserve a spot in 2k16
Now you may think that this article may be a little bit delayed since 2k16 has been for over a month, and I apologize for the lateness of this article.But, I must digress I’m sure we have all tried out and experienced the new historic teams like the 99-00 Raptors with T-Mac and Vince Carter,but with every 2k game eventually you play with all the teams and you start to get bored of playing with the same old teams. I’m suggesting seven teams that can bring some excitement back into 2k16’s quick games.Let’s dive right into it.
2006-2007 Golden State Warriors
I believe that this team got snubbed because it was one of the most exciting teams I have ever seen. The roster is composed of a young Jason Richardson, Monta Ellis,and a healthy Baron Davis. This team also finished the season as number one in pace, and number two in points per game. If that doesn’t prove that they were a high flying offense powerhouse what will? This is why this team would most likely be a very exciting team to play with in game,and why I believe they should be in 2k16.
The 99-00 Sacramento Kings though they didn’t win the championship, they were one exciting team, ending the season first in points per game and also first in pace. The team was lead by a exciting core made up of Jason Williams aka “White Chocolate”, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic,and the player leading the charge Chris Webber, who averaged 24.5 points and 10.5 rebounds that year. This team may not have had success in the playoffs,but they were an exciting team that I’m sure fans of basketball would enjoy playing as.
1979-1980 Los Angeles Lakers
The 1979 season was the beginning of the the showtime era with Magic Johnson as the face of the team with top veterans such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes with his silky smooth jump shot,and Norm Nixon who was a reliable scoring option. The team went to the finals and captured the title in 5 games, and went on to become one of the greatest teams of the decade. That’s why this team should be in 2k16.
57-58 Boston Celtics
With Bob Cousy getting a brand new amethyst card in 2k16’s MyTeam game mode, why shouldn’t the team that he led get in the game for the players use. That team wasn’t just Bob Cousy as you may think that roster was the beginning of the Celtics dynasty which won 11 championships. This team had future hall of famers such as Bill Russell, Sam Jones, and Tom Heinsohn. With Bob Cousy running the offense the team was nearly unstoppable dominating the other teams in the league in most of the major stats. This is a hall of fame caliber team and at the very least deserves a spot with the other historic teams within 2k16.
07-08 Denver Nuggets
With Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson together this 07-08 Nuggets team was an offensive juggernaut ranking 2nd in points per game and 1st in overall pace. Even though Allen Iverson was 32 years old that didn’t stop him from appearing and starting the whole season while averaging the amazing stat line of 26 points,7 assists and 2 steals per game. If you think I may have forgotten Carmelo I’m just getting started that season he averaged about 26 points,7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. I believe that this team needs to be in 2k16 because that Nuggets team featured arguably one of the most exciting duos of all time.
99-00 Indiana Pacers
The 99-00 Pacers led by Reggie Miller a player that has been requested to be in the game for the past couple of years, and consistently has been snubbed throughout the past years. Some other reasons they should be in the game is that this team is the only pacers team to ever make it to the NBA finals, and the roster consisted of players such as Jalen Rose,Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson,and of course Reggie Miller.But of course the main reason is that Reggie Miller and his teams have consistently been snubbed throughout the years and deserve a chance to be among the historic teams within 2k16.
92-93 Phoenix Suns
The 92-93 Suns featured a potent offense combined with a great defense which was showcased in the regular as well as the postseason evidenced by their 62-20 record in the regular season, and their deep playoff run to the NBA Finals. That very talented team was led by the Charles Barkley who had won MVP that year because of his staggering numbers of 25.6 points,12.2 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. It wasn’t just Charles Barkley though, Kevin Johnson orchestrated the offense with around 8 assists per game. That is why that team has been heavily requested for the past years and why the most defiantly deserve a place within 2k16’s historic teams.
Now I may have left off some teams that you may think deserve to be in this game, so if you want to tell me what teams I may have left out leave it in the comments and I might include them in a follow up article. Thank you for reading and have a great day!
-all statistics and facts from http://www.basketball-reference.com