NBA 2K13

The Friday Five: 5 Cursed Basketball Game Cover Players

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

Around this time each year, we generally start speculating about the cover players for the next edition of NBA Live and NBA 2K. Last week, a report from Polygon gave us something to think about, as leaked images have fuelled rumours that NBA 2K16 will feature three different cover players – James Harden, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant – as well as involvement from filmmaker Spike Lee, presumably in this year’s MyCAREER mode. As of writing however, no official announcement has been made.

Although the cover is ultimately inconsequential as far as the quality of a basketball video game is concerned, it remains a popular talking point, so I thought I’d write a Friday Five or two about previous cover players. I’ve been thinking about some of the best and worst cover players, and have some lists to post in the not too distant future, but I’ve also been thinking about superstitions and supposed “cursed” cover players. Basketball players have generally fared better than NFL players who have graced the cover of Madden, but misfortune has befallen some players who have appeared on the covers of various hoops titles. Here are five such players that come to mind.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Pick up the latest version of skoadam’s URB Roster in today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC. With the help of Slimm44, skoadam has put some excellent work into URB to keep NBA 2K13 up to date, as the mod not only contains a detailed and carefully crafted roster update for the current season, but 31 complete season mods in total. If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 on PC, or feel like dusting it off, be sure to download V31 of the URB Roster at the link below!

skoadam
URB Roster V31 [31 Complete Seasons Mods] WHERE SIM HAPPENS (Updated to v31.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K13 PC include an NBL mod, and the latest version of PatTheHead’s retro season pack. Download them both at the links below!

NBL2KMOD
NBL 2K Mod

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.8)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

skoadam has released another new version of his URB Roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC, now featuring 27 complete season mods. Check it out at the link below!

skoadam
URB Roster V27 [27 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v27.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

skoadam has released a new version of his URB Roster for NBA 2K13 PC, containing 26 full season mods including up to date 2014/2015 rosters. Download it at the link below!

skoadam
URB Roster V26 [26 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v26.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

skoadam has released another new version of his URB Roster, containing the latest 2014/2015 season rosters and 25 complete season mods in total. Check it out at the link below.

skoadam
URB Roster V25 [25 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v25.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

PatTheHead has released another update for his retro roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC. Download the latest version at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.7)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

In today’s file additions for NBA 2K13, PatTheHead has released another new version of his retro season roster pack. Check it out at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (updated to v2.6)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 PC and are looking for updated 2014/2015 season rosters, skoadam has you covered. Pick up the latest version of the URB Roster pack at the link below!

skoadam
URB Roster V24 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v24.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature new versions of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack, and skoadam’s URB Roster which contains 24 complete season mods. Check them both out at the links below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.5)

skoadam
URB Roster V23 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v23.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

PatTheHead has released another new version of his retro roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC. Check it out at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.4)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K13 PC today, namely the latest version of skoadam’s URB Roster pack. Pick it up at the link below!

skoadam
URB Roster V22 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v22.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

A new version of PatTheHead’s retro season pack for NBA 2K13 is now available. Pick it up at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.3)

Dumb Mondays: MyCAREER Hypocrisy

This is Dumb Mondays, tipping off the workweek with silly facts, opinions, or predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This is JaoSming’s feature, but he’s a little short on time and availability at the moment, so I’m filling in for him.

If you’re a regular listener of the NLSC Podcast – and you absolutely should be! – then you’ve probably heard me complain on multiple occasions about the scripted approach to MyCAREER in NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That’s just a matter of personal taste, but I do have another gripe that I’m sure quite a few people will agree with. In short, the grading logic in MyCAREER could stand to be tweaked, as it seems to be geared more towards punishing mistakes than rewarding good play.

And frankly, it’s making a filthy hypocrite out of me.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Pick up the latest version of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack in today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC.

PatTheHead
1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.2)