NBA 2K12 Replacing Commentator Clark Kellogg With Steve Kerr
Pastapadre is reporting that Steve Kerr will be added to the NBA 2K series for 2012 as a color commentator:
“Yesterday on the Damon Bruce radio show Kevin Harlan revealed that Steve Kerr will be a commentator in the game. No further details were discussed but it would seem to reason Kerr will be replacing Clark Kellogg.
Bruce did the voice-overs for the NBA 2K11 halftime shows and Harlan has been the play-by-play commentator on the series since 2K6. Kellogg joined as as color commentator in 2K9.
Steve Kerr acted as a commentator with the EA Sports NBA Live series starting with NBA Live 06 and the run ended following NBA Live 10. Partnering with Marv Albert the commentary was always well regarded, though gamers began to get tired of the duo and EA replaced them in the ill-fated NBA Elite 11. Given that history it is somewhat surprising that 2K would turn to Kerr but in a new setting he could make for a good addition to the game.”
Considering Kerr probably hasn’t recorded a word for NBA 2K12 yet, it’s a little surprising to hear this news slip out. On the other hand, it’s not a big enough deal to get anyone in trouble – it’s the kind of thing that was going to leak one way or another.
As a first impression, it seems like a good decision by the 2K team. Kellogg doesn’t work NBA games, so his inclusion hasn’t made a ton of sense in recent years. Also, Kerr has always been solid on the air and it will be interesting to see how he differs from his past role in the NBA Live series.
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