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NBA 2K1 Cover.jpg
North American Dreamcast cover art featuring Allen Iverson
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega
Series NBA 2K
Platform(s) Dreamcast
  • NA: October 31, 2000
  • JP: March 29, 2001
Genre(s) Sports

NBA 2K1 is a basketball video game. It is the second installment in the NBA 2K series of video games. It was developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega (as Sega Sports). It was the first NBA 2K game to feature online multiplayer and the first game to feature street courses instead of playing a game inside the arena in the first game, famous street courts such as The Cage, Rucker Park, Franklin Park, and Goat Park. It was released on October 31[1], 2000 in North America with the Dreamcast. Rapper Redman appears in the video game.


New features were added to NBA 2K1. This includes the new Association, General Manager, and Street modes. The game features rosters from the 2000–01 NBA season.


The cover athlete was featured as Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers until the release of ESPN NBA 2K5.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 93/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4.5/5 stars[3]
EGM 9.17/10[4]
Famitsu 30/40[5]
Game Informer 9.5/10[7]
GameFan 95%[6]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[8]
GameSpot 9.6/10[9]
GameSpy 9/10[10]
IGN 8.8/10[11]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 4.5/5 stars[12]

The game received "universal acclaim" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[2] In Japan, Famitsu gave it 30 out of 40.[5]

Game Informer ranked it at 95 on its top 100 video games of all-time list. The staff praised the developers for maintaining the quality gameplay of its predecessor while adding online, new settings, and a Franchise mode.[13]


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  2. ^ a b "NBA 2K1 for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Grandstaff, Matt. "NBA 2K1 - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  4. ^ EGM staff (January 2001). "NBA 2K1 (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on January 28, 2001. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "ドリームキャスト - NBA 2K1". Famitsu. 915: 53. June 30, 2006.
  6. ^ "REVIEW for Sega Sports NBA 2K1". GameFan. November 6, 2000.
  7. ^ Anderson, Paul (January 2001). "NBA 2K1". Game Informer (93): 119.
  8. ^ Kilo Watt (October 31, 2000). "NBA 2K1 Review for Dreamcast on". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Ahmed, Shahed (October 31, 2000). "NBA 2K1 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  10. ^ Hiscock, Josh (November 27, 2000). "NBA 2K1". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  11. ^ Justice, Brandon (November 7, 2000). "NBA2K1". IGN. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  12. ^ Saltzman, Marc (November 28, 2000). "NBA 2K1 is a slam-dunk". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on November 18, 2007. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  13. ^ Cork, Jeff (August 2001). "Game Informer's Top 100 Games Of All Time (Circa Issue 100)". Game Informer (100). Retrieved November 24, 2013.

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