“NBA 2K22” announced that it will have every team’s public address announcer available in-game, with a trailer revealing sample audio along with gameplay.
The trailer revealed some iconic voices from around the NBA, including the Lakers’ Lawrence Tanter and the Celtics’ Eddie Palladino. Here is a list of every current PA announcer who was featured.
The video also featured former Bulls public address announcer Tommy Edwards, who worked with Chicago from 1976 to 1981 and 1983 to 1990 at the Chicago Stadium, and again from 2006 to 2019. Notably absent from the video was an announcer for the Hawks, as Ryan Cameron was dropped by the organization in August. Atlanta announced that radio personality Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan would replace Cameron, though Morgan was not included in the trailer.
This is the first time that “NBA 2K” has featured localized public address announcers in its game. In “NBA 2K17,” the franchise introduced dynamic commentary — which featured 11 national broadcasters, including TNT’s Chris Webber, NBA TV’s Steve Smith and Brent Barry — while “NBA 2K21” introduced an announcer team of TNT’s Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Grant Hill (color commentator) and Allie LaForce (sideline reporter).
Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker, who is one of the cover athletes for “NBA 2K22,” also will reportedly be a commentator in the game, along with the regular crew of TNT’s Kevin Harlan and NBA TV’s Greg Anthony, among others.
“NBA 2K22” will be released on Sept. 10. On Tuesday, the game announced that several pieces of news about gameplay, including a rebuilt shot contest system, new defensive positioning and hedging logic, a new shot meter, badge loadouts, size-ups and dribble sequences. Those changes are discussed here.
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