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NBA 2K17 Player Ratings: Dream Team 1992 Vs. US Basketball Team in Rio Olympics

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The obsession of basketball lovers continue with the USA’s Dream Team 1992, debating how they would fare against any current Team USA Basketball. With the release of the NBA 2K17, fans would finally be able to get some insight into that.

The countdown to the much anticipated basketball video game is already on with just two days left to initial release on Friday, September 16. Fans who pre-ordered the game will get to play the it earlier than everyone else along with some bonus features. The bonus features include the original Dream Team alongside the current USA Basketball Olympic team.


DREAM TEAM 1992

The highlight feature of the NBA 2K17 is the legendary 1992 Dream Team. It is perhaps the greatest team ever assembled in professional sports. It is composed of some of the greatest players in the history of the NBA including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley and Christian Laettner.


The entire 12-member team for the 1992 USA Basketball Men’s National Team is getting treated as a downloadable content. However, pre-order customers will get the team roster at no additional charge.

Related: NBA 2K17 Early Tip-Off: Launch Time, Freebies, And What You Should Know


USAB 2016 RIO

2K Sports also partnered with USA Basketball to have the gold-medal winning 2016 USA Men’s Basketball Team featured on the game. The special partnership will even features a video game render of Coach Mike Krzyzewski. The NBA 2K17 tweeted an image showing the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Basketball Champions.


DREAM TEAM 1992 VS. US BASKETBALL TEAM RATINGS

The developers teased the Dream Team 1992 vs USAB Rio Team in a teaser released earlier last month. It is going to be pretty exciting to see how Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant measure up against Michael Jordan and company.


With the current ratings, LeBron James stands at 96, followed by Stephen Curry at 94.  Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook stand at 93. James, Leonard and Curry, however, didn’t participate in the Summer Games. Other USAB Rio players are rated as follows – Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins at 90, and Paul George and Kyrie Irving at 89.


On the other hand, ratings information about the Dream Team is still unclear but sure enough there would be a huge competition between the two.

Pre-Order customers can access the game including both the Dream Team and the USAB Rio Team starting September 16. For others, it will be available across all platforms starting September 20. The standard version is priced at $59.99. You can pre-order the Kobe Bryant Legend Edition for $79.99. Another Kobe Bryant Legend Gold Edition costs $99.99.


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