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'NBA 2K8' (ALL) Gets Free Roster Updates

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT

NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next-gen systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing and dribbling animations.

NBA 2K8 will feature incredible graphics, unmatched gameplay and exciting new features to provide the most comprehensive and realistic basketball experience ever created for gamers. Using the latest in motion capture technology, 2K Sports will record the NBA players’ signature moves for inclusion into the game. NBA 2K8 features exciting all-new play modes, defensive mechanics, off-ball controls, a radically improved franchise mode and an impressive set of other updated features.

As the newest offering of this elite series, NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next generation systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations.

As NBA teams continue to jockey for playoff position in the Western and Eastern Conference, a busy trade deadline resulted in a flurry of blockbuster trades and transactions this past month. To reflect the commitment of providing fans with the most fun and authentic NBA experience available, updated team rosters for the top-rated basketball franchise, NBA 2K8, are now available to download for free through Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Network.

Some of the notable players who swapped teams in recent weeks include Shaquille O’Neal to the Phoenix Suns, Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Kidd to the Dallas Mavericks, Mike Bibby to the Atlanta Hawks, Ben Wallace to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Shawn Marion to the Miami Heat.

The following is a full list of updates to team rosters for NBA 2K8:

  • Atlanta Hawks - Mike Bibby (traded from Sacramento Kings)
  • Boston Celtics - Brandon Wallace (waived)
  • Charlotte Bobcats - Earl Boykins (signed)
  • Charlotte Bobcats - Nazr Mohammed (traded from Detroit Pistons)
  • Chicago Bulls - Larry Hughes (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Chicago Bulls - Drew Gooden (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Chicago Bulls - Shannon Brown (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Chicago Bulls - Cedric Simmons (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Chicago Bulls - Viktor Khryapa (waived)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Ben Wallace (traded from Chicago Bulls)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Joe Smith (traded from Chicago Bulls)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Wally Szczerbiak (traded from Seattle Supersonics)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Delonte West (traded from Seattle Supersonics)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Anderson Varejao (signed)
  • Dallas Mavericks - Jason Kidd (traded from New Jersey Nets)
  • Dallas Mavericks - Malik Allen (traded from New Jersey Nets)
  • Dallas Mavericks - Antoine Wright (traded from New Jersey Nets)
  • Dallas Mavericks - Nick Fazekas (waived)
  • Denver Nuggets - Bobby Jones (waived)
  • Detroit Pistons - Ronald “Flip” Murray (waived)
  • Detroit Pistons - Juan Dixon (traded from Toronto Raptors)
  • Detroit Pistons - Walter Herrmann (traded from Charlotte Bobcats)
  • Detroit Pistons - Ronald Dupree (waived)
  • Golden State Warriors - Chris Webber (signed)
  • Golden State Warriors - Troy Hudson (waived)
  • Houston Rockets - Gerald Green (traded from Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Houston Rockets - Bobby Jackson (traded from New Orleans Hornets)
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Ruben Patterson (waived)
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Pau Gasol (traded from Memphis Grizzlies)
  • Los Angeles Lakers - DJ Mbenga (signed)
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Trevor Ariza (traded from Orlando Magic)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Kwame Brown (traded from Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Javaris Crittenton (traded from Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Aaron McKie (traded from Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Jason Collins (traded from New Jersey Nets)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Damon Stoudamire (waived)
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Tarence Kinsey (waived)
  • Miami Heat - Shawn Marion (traded from Phoenix Suns)
  • Miami Heat - Marcus Banks (traded from Phoenix Suns)
  • Miami Heat - Penny Hardaway (waived)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Kirk Snyder (traded from Houston Rockets)
  • New Jersey Nets - Devin Harris (traded from Dallas Mavericks)
  • New Jersey Nets - DeSagana Diop (traded from Dallas Mavericks)
  • New Jersey Nets - Maurice Ager (traded from Dallas Mavericks)
  • New Jersey Nets - Trenton Hassell (traded from Dallas Mavericks)
  • New Jersey Nets - Stromile Swift (traded from Memphis Grizzlies)
  • New Jersey Nets - Jamaal Magloire (waived)
  • New Orleans Hornets - Mike James (traded from Houston Rockets)
  • New Orleans Hornets - Bonzi Wells (traded from Houston Rockets)
  • Orlando Magic - Maurice Evans (traded from Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Orlando Magic - Brian Cook (traded from Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Gordan Giricek (traded from Utah Jazz)
  • Phoenix Suns - Shaquille O'Neal (traded from Miami Heat)
  • Sacramento Kings - Shelden Williams (traded from Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sacramento Kings - Anthony Johnson (traded from Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sacramento Kings - Lorenzen Wright (traded from Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sacramento Kings - Tyronn Lue (traded from Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sacramento Kings - Justin Williams (waived)
  • Sacramento Kings - Beno Udrih (signed)
  • Sacramento Kings - Orien Greene (waived)
  • San Antonio Spurs - Kurt Thomas (traded from Seattle Supersonics)
  • San Antonio Spurs - Damon Stoudamire (signed)
  • Seattle Supersonics - Ira Newble (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Seattle Supersonics - Donyell Marshall (traded from Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Seattle Supersonics - Adrian Griffin (traded from Chicago Bulls)
  • Seattle Supersonics - Francisco Elson (traded from Chicago Bulls)
  • Seattle Supersonics - Brent Barry (traded from San Antonio Spurs, then waived)
  • Toronto Raptors - Primoz Brezec (traded from Detroit Pistons)
  • Utah Jazz - Kyle Korver (traded from Philadelphia 76ers)

The in-game soundtrack to NBA 2K8 introduces today's gamers to classic tracks from The Highlighters Band, Ernie and The Topnotes, Billy Ball & The Upsetters, and The Fabulous Jades. Rounding out the soundtrack are offerings from Quasimoto, Percee P, Run-DMC, Devo, Cut Chemist, Fishbone, Stone Roses and many more.

Track listing:

  • J Dilla feat. Madlib "The Official (2K8 Mix)"
  • J Dilla feat. Q-Tip & Talib Kweli "Lightworks"
  • J Dilla feat. Common "E=MC2"
  • Run-DMC "Sucka MC's"
  • Stone Roses "Fool's Gold"
  • Breakestra "Getcho Soul Together Pt. 2"
  • Fishbone "Skankin to the Beat"
  • Tommy Guerrero "Molotov Telegram"
  • Percee P "Throwback Rap Attack"
  • Quasimoto "Chrome Dreams"
  • Devo "Through Being Cool"
  • Quantic "When You're Through"
  • J. Rocc "Cold Heat Megamix"
  • Cut Chemist "Bunky's Pick"
  • Billy Ball & The Upsetters "Tighten Up Tighter"
  • The Highlighters Band "Funky 16 Corners"
  • A Guy Called Gerald "Hurry to Go Easy"
  • Sonic Trip "Energy Play"
  • Baron Zen "Turn Around (Peanut Butter Wolf Instrumental Mix)"
  • Finley Quaye "Ultra Stimulation"
  • G-Love & Special Sauce "Shooting Hoops"
  • Ernie & The Topnotes "Dap Walk"
  • The Fabulous Jades "Cold Heat"

NBA 2K8, rated E for Everyone, will be available October 2, 2007 for the Xbox 360, the PS3, and PS2.

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