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NBA 2K2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack,
Sony PlayStation 2
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Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0197
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95[1] 51178
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£? MK-51178-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51178-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? MK-51178-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas MK-51178-50



Nintendo GameCube
US
$49.95[2] DOL-P-GBAE



Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)[3] SLPM-65135
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.95[4] SLUS-20330
Sony PlayStation 2
US (Greatest Hits)
$? ?



Xbox
US
$49.95[1] 64014



NBA 2K2 is the sequel to NBA 2K1.

History

Release

In the US, Sega of America, in conjunction with its then-advertising partner Leagas Delaney‎ created a television advertisement for the game, parodying a 1996 advert from sportswear brand Nike. Nike's advert, developed in conjunction with Wieden + Kennedy and titled "Frozen Moment", showed various people watching NBA legend Michael Jordan perform a slam dunk in slow motion, as a means to sell Air Jordan XII footwear.

The NBA 2K2 advert copied the idea, albeit with entirely different footage and a more humerous tone, replacing the real-life NBA players with 3D polygonal models and scenes from the game. Displeased, Nike sued Sega of America in Februrary 2002[6]. Sega immediately pulled the ad, and the matter was settled out of court, with Sega donating $100,000 between the Boys & Girls Club in Portland, Oregon and Memphis, Tennessee (the homes of Nike's worldwide headquarters and main distribution centre, respectively).

Magazine articles

Main article: NBA 2K2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advertisements

GamePro US 159.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














GamePro (US) #159: "December 2001" (2001-xx-xx)

Television advertisements

Physical scans

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №120, p107
70 №, p34Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[7]
70 №702
Sega Dreamcast
77
Based on
3 reviews

Dreamcast, US
NBA2K2DCUSBack.jpgNBA2K2 DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBA2K2 DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
NBA2K2DCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
NBA2K2 DC EU Box Back.jpgNBA2K2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
NBA2K2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
NBA2K2 DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

PlayStation 2 version

PlayStation 2, US
NBA2K2 PS2 US Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, US
(Greatest Hits)
NBA2K2 PS2 US Box GH.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 2, JP
NBA2K2 PS2 JP Box.jpg
Cover
NBA2K2 PS2 JP disc.jpg
Disc

GameCube version

GameCube, US
NBA2K2 GC US Box.jpg
Cover

Xbox version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №2, p46[8]
80 №3, p63[9]
Xbox
80
Based on
2 reviews

Xbox, US
NBA2K2 Xbox US Box.jpg
Cover
NBA2K2 Xbox US Disc.jpg
Disc

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 2001-09-06: Sega Sports Launches Basketball and Tennis On Multiple Platforms
  2. Press release: 2002-03-19: The Critically Acclaimed Sega Sports NBA 2K2 Launches on Nintendo GameCube
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/ps2/nba2k2/ (archived 2002-06-06 16:14)
  4. Press release: 2002-01-15: Sega Sports NBA 2K2 Turns PlayStation 2 Hoop Dreams Into Reality
  5. http://www.sega.com/pc/catalog/SegaSportsProduct.jhtml?PRODID=793 (archived 2003-12-08 06:54)
  6. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 34
  7. File:Play US 002.pdf, page 48
  8. File:Play US 003.pdf, page 65


2K Basketball games Published by Sega
Sega Dreamcast
NBA 2K (1999) | NBA 2K1 (2000) | NBA 2K2 (2001)
Nintendo GameCube
NBA 2K2 (2002) | NBA 2K3 (2002) | NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (2002)
Xbox
Sony PlayStation 2
NBA 2K2 (2002) | NBA 2K3 (2002) | NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (2002) | ESPN NBA Basketball (2003) | ESPN College Hoops (2003) | ESPN NBA 2K5 (2004) | ESPN College Hoops 2K5 (2004)
2K Basketball related media
Book
NBA 2K Official Strategy Guide (1999) | NBA 2K Perfect Guide (2000) | NBA 2K3 Official Perfect Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: ESPN NBA Basketball (2003) | ESPN NBA 2K5 Official Strategy Guide (2004)