We had an opportunity to attend the NBA 2K8 press event at Rucker Park. Find out what Matt Blumenthal thought of it, including impressions of the new Sprite Slam Dunk feature.
"2K Sports introduced NBA 2K8 to the world with a bang, by holding the first-ever nighttime outdoor motion capture session. Four NBA players – cover athlete Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala, Gerald Wallace, and Rudy Gay – slipped into their motion capture suits and showed their stuff at Rucker Park in New York. 2K Sports chose this evening’s festivities to reveal NBA 2K8’s new Blacktop mode, highlighted by the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
The opening seconds of the introduction will make it obvious to you that they didn’t aim to merely duplicate the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, held annually during All-Star Weekend. The cameras descend on an outdoor court on the Las Vegas Strip for this event, hosted by well-known streetball figure Bobbito Garcia."