NBA 2K24 will feature a new mode that allows players to experience some of the most memorable moments from Kobe Bryant’s legendary career.
The MAMBA MOMENTS mode, announced by 2K on Friday, will include seven playable scenarios that showcase Kobe’s killer instinct on the court. From his record-breaking three-point shooting performance in 2003 to his clutch close-out game in the 2010 NBA Finals, players can recreate Kobe’s iconic achievements and feel his MAMBA MENTALITY.
“The NBA 2K24 MAMBA MOMENTS were selected to celebrate Kobe and remember how he was the most unique competitor the world had ever seen,” said Erick Boenisch, VP of NBA Development at Visual Concepts. “Our team took great care in building a realistic and authentic experience to inspire and educate a new generation of basketball fans on the legacy of the lifetime Laker that left his mark on the sport.”
MAMBA MOMENTS introduces some of Kobe’s most iconic experiences, including:
- The NBA Three-Point Record. In 2003, Kobe’s record-breaking three-point shooting performance against the Seattle Supersonics, converting 12 of his 18 attempts from behind the arc.
- The King of Sac. Up 3-0 against the Sacramento Kings, Kobe slammed the door shut on the division rival’s postseason hopes with a remarkable 48 points and 16 rebounds. At 22 years old, the then-three-time All-Star proved that the stage wasn’t too big for him.
- 62 Points, Three Quarters. Kobe exploded for 62 points in three quarters vs. Dallas in 2005, outscoring the entire Mavs team by himself and leading the Lakers to a blowout win in the process.
- Three-Point Barrage Leads to 65-Point Game. The Black Mamba’s 65-point effort on the road in Portland propelled the Purple and Gold to an overtime victory in March of 2007.
- 2010 NBA Finals Game 7. Looking to win back-to-back titles for the first time since the early 2000s, Kobe did a little bit of everything during his clutch close-out performance against Boston.
Kobe Bryant is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships, two Finals MVP awards, one regular season MVP award, 18 All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. He is also the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history with 33,643 points.
NBA 2K24 is scheduled for release on September 8 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. For more information, please visit the NBA 2K24 official website.