Since the announcement was made back in May, the presence of Paul George on NBA 2K17 game cover has been the cause of some serious speculation. While this might be easily dismissed by casual players of the game, some hardcore fans have noticed that the NBA 2K17 game cover features Paul in his Team USA uniform.
The uniform suggests that there might be some sort of an international competition in the game because why else would the player be in his country jersey instead of his team one which has usually been the case with NBA games.
With the Olympics coming up, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine 2K bringing in Olympic teams for the games nor would it be the first time they have done something like this. Back when NBA 2K13 launched, players could take control of the 2012 team in Exhibition mode.
If this does turn out to be true, players could be once again seen taking control of the 2016 Olympic team although whether it will just be for the exhibition mode or not remains to be seen. Frankly just for the exhibition mode would be really dull.
This speculation has led to some further very interesting possibilities, if 2K were to actually go through with the plan. The game could feature all Olympic teams from 1992 to 2016 and players could have the opportunity to pit different iterations of the teams against each other as well as create their own custom team by using players from different years.
If 2K really wants to include the authentic Olympic experience, they should get as many international players and country licenses as they can so users can replicate the actual Olympic games, all the way through awarding bronze, silver and gold medals.
In other recent news, for the first time ever in the series, a non-US team has been added in the game in the form of Australian Boomers so we might actually get to see some Olympics action after all.