Which franchise will come out on top in an NBA 2K18 all-time tournament?

Posted October 23rd, 2017 at 2:15 pm

There isn’t much debate over the best NBA team in history, and even the NBA 2K franchise has consistently confirmed that team as the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. What about the best team that every franchise could field from their past though?

I’ll be determining that with the 30 all-time teams for each current franchise in NBA 2K18 over the coming weeks with a tournament made up of seven game series. Check out the first piece that went up today at Sporting News that sets the stage!

The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics go into the tourney as the favorites and that’s no surprise given that they have won by far the most championships. There are threats however to knock them off and prevent the two from facing off for the title of best all-time franchise.

The Golden State Warriors, aforementioned Bulls and San Antonio Spurs round out the top five seeds. Their rosters are incredibly impressive for both the starting units and their depth. They excel in their own unique ways as well, which could pose match-up problems for LA or Boston.

Which franchise do you think will finish on top? Vote in the poll below and leave any thoughts on what may be to come in the comments!

  • Keith.

    Quick hits from today’s NPD September sales figures release (haven’t digested all of it yet):

    “NBA 2K18 was the top selling sports game of Sept 2017. With one month of sales NBA 2K18 also became the best selling sports game YTD.”

    “NBA 2K18 had the largest consumer spend in launch month of any Sports genre title since the current gen of consoles launched in Nov 13.”


  • Jeff

    I just watched someone on youtube do this he did 3 seasons boston won 1 okc won 2

  • Keith.

    So, according to NPD, NBA 2K18, which was officially released on September 19, sold more copies during its first 2 weeks than Madden 18 has sold during its first month-and-a-half. And that’s not even counting NBA 2K’s Switch sales since, according to NPD, Nintendo eShop sales weren’t included and because 2K’s physical Switch copies didn’t go on sale until October.

    How crazy is that, that 2K now sells more copies in 2 weeks than Madden sells in August-September combined? And that nobody in the gaming media will even mention it?

    • Keith.

      Even more impressive when considering NPD didn’t include NBA 2K18’s sales on the Switch:


    • Glen Willett

      I’m sorry is this a shareholder call for Take Two?

      The game is getting crushed by it’s core base for gouging customers. Why the hell should I care that the studio is lining it’s pockets by doing so? Or be celebrating it?

  • Rich

    I cannot support any poll that does not show John Paxson in a screenshot of the all time greatest Bulls.

  • jon

    Last year’s warriors are better than the 96 bulls

  • ClubSteve

    it would be better to play this tournament with no duplicates….