The Kobe Gold Edition and The Take-Two Case in NBA 2K17

This article is mainly about the roster of 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, the ascription of three Free Agent Cards and NBA 2K16 suit dismissed, and so on.

NBA 2K17 inches closer to its official public launching in September. With barely two months left prior to its much awaited release, publisher 2K Sports has begun to roll out the hallmark features fans can expect from this year’s iteration of the series.

NBA 2K17

As announced earlier, the full roster of 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team will all appear in the upcoming NBA 2K17. The line-up of the delegates includes 12 Basketball superstars of the NBA, as listed below.

Jimmy Butler from Chicago Bulls
Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City Thunder
DeAndre Jordan from Los Angeles Clippers
Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors
Paul George from Indiana Pacers
Draymond Green from Golden State Warriors
Carmelo Anthony from New York Knicks
Harrison Barns from Golden State Warriors
DeMar DeRoza from Toronto Raptors
Kyrie Irving,from Cleveland Cavaliers
Klay Thompson from Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento Kings

Meanwhile, should fans to pre-order for NBA 2K17, the Kobe Gold Edition will come with three Free Agent Cards. 2K also tweeted the redesigned look at the new card designs for MyTEAM via the game’s official Twitter page.

In more news, the NBA 2K16 Tattoo lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive was dismissed on Tuesday. Plaintiff Solid Oak Sketches LLC sued the company for $150,000 worth of damages for every copyright infringement over its tattoo designs of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other NBA players.

The said lawsuit would have potentially cost Take-Two billions of cash in theoretical amount of damages. However, the legal battle seems not over just yet. Solid Oak can still go after actual damages over eight tattoo designs which appeared in last year’s title and not duly authorized by the artists.

Darren Heitner, legal counsel for Solid Oak further confirmed this in his interview. As per Reuters, “The case will proceed, and we look forward to explaining why we are entitled to actual damages.”

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K17 arrives September 20 on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Similar to NBA 2K16, a mobile companion app for this year’s title is also expected for release.