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NBA 2K23 'First Look' Trailer Unveiled

NBA 2K23 is set to release Sept. 9, 2022.
NBA 2K23 is set to release Sept. 9, 2022. / Image courtesy of 2K

The next domino in the NBA 2K23 hype trail has officially dropped as 2K released its "First Look" trailer Friday.

As most in the NBA 2K community probably expected being that we're still relatively early from launch, this trailer is said to include gameplay from the next-gen version of NBA 2K23, but it's more like a cinematic reel considering there's no shot meter, scoreboard or actual live plays being shown in full.

From the debut of the Jabbawockeez in-game to the Steph Curry Night Night and Ja Morant Griddy celebration being added, here's a breakdown of the NBA 2K23 First Look trailer.

The NBA 2K23 First Look trailer is about a minute long and shows a multitude of the basketball world's current, brightest names doing what they do best.

Early on, we get a look at newly updated Jordan Poole and Jose Alvarado, which is well-deserved considering the breakout seasons they each just put up.

Additionally, NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition cover athletes Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird are also well featured, which does give some hope that this will finally be the year that players will be able to use WNBA teams online against friends and others.

Perhaps the most underrated update revealed in this trailer is at the 43-second mark, where Marcus Smart's green hair from these past playoffs is shown off.

To close the trailer, we get an in-depth look at Standard Edition cover athlete Devin Booker. Complete with the "BeLegendary" KB24 dedication quote written on his purple Kobes, DBook's face and hair are just much better than what was seen in all 2Ks up to this point.

Ultimately, this was a solid drop to get the NBA 2K23 promotion train starting once again. According to the NBA 2K Twitter, more gameplay details are set to come next week.


NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.

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