On Monday, 2K tweeted about new classic teams coming to NBA 2K20. Here is the tweet from the official NBA 2K Twitter account:
There is no official word on which teams are being added, or how many, but I do have a few guesses. Before we get into my prognostications, let’s get one thing out of the way. It won’t be the 1992-93 Phoenix Suns with Charles Barkley.
Unless something has changed between Barkley and 2K, he isn’t in the game and thus it makes no sense to add that Suns squad that lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games to the NBA Finals.
Likewise, no classic Indiana Pacers squad will be added. Reggie Miller still isn’t in the fold, at least not according to any information that has been reported. No classic Pacers team would be complete without Miller, unless it was one from the ABA when the team was among the best franchises in the defunct league.
Here is a look at three teams that could easily be added into the game:
15-16 Cleveland Cavaliers
It’s been a couple years now since LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have been on the same team. That means we’re far enough removed from their improbable and thrilling comeback championship run against the Golden State Warriors to add them in as a classic team.
Putting this squad in the game wouldn’t require a ton of new licenses–if any–and it might be fun to take them for a spin.
18-19 Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard is now with the LA Clippers, but the Raptors first-ever championship was significant enough for 2K to honor it by including the team in the game–even though it just happened last year.
Fans probably wouldn’t love it if this were one of the new classic teams, but don’t be shocked.
00-01 Milwaukee Bucks
I’ve always felt this team should have been included in the game.
The Bucks went to the Eastern Conference Finals this year and lost to Allen Iverson’s Philadelphia 76ers in seven games. The Bucks team had Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, Sam Cassell and a young Michael Redd.
I’m hoping these teams and a few more are added to this year’s game.