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NBA 2K2 is the third game in SEGA's NBA 2K series of basketball simulations. This is the first game in the series to be released for multiple platforms (instead of solely for the Dreamcast). In addition to updated graphics, rosters, arenas, team uniforms, and signature moves for the 2001-2002 season, the 2K2 edition now supports zone defenses (a new NBA rule where you have to choose to play man or zone defense), intercepting of passes, and making adjustments and actions in mid-animation.

There are detailed statistics for each team and player, for a year, the current season or an entire career. The game modes include Exhibition, Season (play a full season along with management), Franchise (more than one season), some arcade street modes and the option to create custom tournaments.


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Gaming Age Dreamcast Nov 19, 2001 A 100
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jan 15, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 09, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Dreamcast Sep 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex Dreamcast Sep 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Xbox Feb 26, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Feb 02, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Sports Gaming Network Xbox Mar 05, 2002 80 out of 100 80


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A nice touch is the inclusion of the American flag ribbon on all teams' uniforms. All players wore it an entire year in memory of the September 11 tragedy.
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