NBA 2K13: Best Teams to Use in Video Game for Chasing NBA Title

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 3, 2012

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Gamers who enjoy the sports genre have been eagerly awaiting the release NBA 2K13. It's one of the most popular series when it comes to sports video games, and this year's version of the game certainly lives up to the hype.

Just like in real life, it always comes down to winning the championship. Let's take a look at the three most explosive teams gamers can use to maximize their chances of bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy in NBA 2K13.


Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers were already a top team. Then they went out an added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, two perennial All-Stars and among the best players at their respective positions, to make them the most well-rounded team in the game.

Along with Howard and Nash, the Lakers still have Kobe Bryant leading the way on the outside and Pau Gasol taking care of business with his terrific mid-range game. All told, it's basically impossible to find a weakness.

Los Angeles has the perfect video-game team, especially since depth isn't as big of a concern as in real life. The Lakers who have players who can score on the perimeter and down low while also playing solid defense. The complete package.


Miami Heat

When talking about winning a title, it's impossible to overlook last season's NBA champs, the Heat. LeBron James finally got his first ring, and Miami was probably thinking dynasty before the Lakers loaded up their roster.

With the Heat, it all comes down to star power. Starting with James and Dwyane Wade, the roster is riddled with players even casual sports fans have heard of. That alone will make them a popular team to use in NBA 2K13.

The addition of Ray Allen from the Boston Celtics gives the Heat a reliable outside shooter, something the team has lacked in recent years. It certainly seems like the Lakers and Heat are on a collision course in both the real and virtual worlds.


Oklahoma City Thunder

Aside from the two powerhouses, the next best team to use would be Oklahoma City. The Thunder have a young, athletic roster that translates well to video games. As you'd expect, it starts with defending scoring champ Kevin Durant.

He's joined by Russell Westbrook and James Harden to give the Thunder big three that rivals any team in the league. Gamers should be able to put up points at will with the trio, allowing them to contend with the Heat and Lakers.

The x-factor will be Serge Ibaka. He's rated pretty well and is the type of player who can be a monster in the game because of his tremendous defensive ability. If gamers can figure out how to use him right, OKC will be championship bound in NBA 2K13.