2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball made an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague available in NBA 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise.
For GB fans it means not only will they be able to play as the NBA’s Luol Deng and Joel Freeland, but also Devon van Oostrum and Pops Mensah-Bonsu should they remain at Laboral Kutxa and Milano respectively next season.
This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2K series. Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome top Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Sports Operations at 2K. “European basketball has an incredibly passionate following, and we’re all excited to give fans the opportunity to take on Europe’s best in NBA 2K14.”
“We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball video game in the world,” added Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO. “With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community.”
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
Fenebahçe Ülker Istanbul
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria