NBA 2K is far and away the best basketball based video game series on the market right now, and they always find a way to create massive hype around their yearly releases.
One new addition that has fans clamoring for NBA 2K18 is their release of “all-time” teams, which takes the best players in each franchise’s history and creates a 15-man super roster.
Of course, these rosters caused instant debate, especially among more storied franchises like the Pistons.
The “all-time” Pistons team spans across about five decades and features members of all three Pistons championship teams.
The entire Pistons’ roster with ratings include:
Starters in bold
- PG Isiah Thomas (96)
- SG Joe Dumars (93)
- SF Grant Hill (93)
- PF/C Ben Wallace (89)
- C Bob Lanier (93)
- PG Chauncey Billups (93)
- SG/SF Jerry Stackhouse (89)
- SG Richard Hamilton (89)
- SF/PF Dave DeBusschere (89)
- PG Dave Bing (89)
- SF/PF Dennis Rodman (89)
- C Bill Laimbeer (87)
- C Andre Drummond (85)
- SG Vinnie Johnson (83)
- PF Rick Mahorn (80)
One glaring omission to me is Rasheed Wallace. It is important to note that a player must agree to be featured in 2K, and given that Wallace wasn’t part of the game’s “classic” 2004 Pistons team featured a couple of years ago, it is much more likely that is the case than 2K not feeling Wallace was worthy of a spot.
For the most part, they did a pretty decent job of getting the roster right. Selfishly I would have liked to see Tayshaun Prince on the roster, but he’s certainly not better than any forward 2K chose.
What do you think, Nation? Did 2K get it right? Are there any glaring omissions?