Well, it looks like the NBA will almost certainly be cancelling regular season games due to what's shaping up to be a nasty lockout.
With no real NBA action to enjoy, many of us will have to turn to the world of virtual ball to help fill the void in our lives.
As every previous entry in the series, NBA 2K12 should be a great game. I, for one, can't wait to see which player I can unfairly dominate friends and family with.
There have plenty such players in NBA video game history. Here are 50 of my favorites...
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