NBA2K13: Best Teams to Dominate Your Opponent with

Pete SchauerCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2012

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If you haven't copped yourself 2K Sports' newest version of the NBA 2K franchise, you will after reading this.

With music by hip-hop mogul and partial Brooklyn Nets' owner Jay-Z, NBA 2K13 is the most realistic video game ever produced, from player movements to venue lighting.

Once you've purchased your copy, you can dominate your opponent with these three squads:

Miami Heat

NBA 2K13 creators paid tribute to the reigning 2011 NBA champs by providing the big three with favorable player ratings for gamers controlling the Miami Heat.

LeBron James is the highest-rated current NBA player, sporting a 98 and dominating opponents from a post jumper or a dunk from nearly the foul line.

His counterpart Dwyane Wade comes in with a 93 rating, making the duo one of the best one-two punches in the game.

James and Wade are complimented by an 82-rated Chris Bosh, who has one of the sweetest post jumpers in the '13 version.

Three-point shooters Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier each earned a rating of 75, and while it doesn't appear impressive, wait until you start pulling the trigger from downtown before you make any judgements.


Los Angeles Lakers

With the likes of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Los Angeles Lakers are of course one of the more glamorous teams to use in the game.

Although I think the 2K creators got it wrong by rating Howard (95) higher than Bryant (93), the Lakers are still a top team in the game thanks to Howard's second-highest rating by a current NBA player.

Combine Howard and Bryant with an 87-rated Nash, and you have a nastier version of the big three in LA.

What makes the Lakers so dangerous is the pick-and-roll play, in which Nash can either lob it to D12 for the dunk or kick it out to Kobe for a three or a powerful drive to the basket.

And let us not forget about Pau Gasol, who is also rated an 87, making Los Angeles a deadly matchup inside the paint.


Brooklyn Nets

Sure, I could have gone the conventional route with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but you've got to check out the new-look Brooklyn Nets.

With a front court of Deron Williams (90) and Joe Johnson (85), the Nets are one of the most exciting teams to dominate your opponent with.

Whether it's the sick ball-handling of Williams or the sharp-shooting of Johnson, Brooklyn can hurt you from the perimeter and the paint.

Gerald Wallace's 81-rating is spot on, while Kris Humphries' 74 is probably a little too low. Despite the low rating, Humphries works well together with an 80-rated Brook Lopez to make for one of the most complete squads in the game.

On top of it all, if you choose the Nets, you get to play with one of the classiest-looking uniforms and play in the sickest arena in the NBA.


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*Player ratings via NBA Sky

*Gameplay clips via Brian Mazique