GIVEAWAY: Video game NBA 2K12

BASKETBALL fans are celebrating news at the weekend that NBA owners and players have reached a tentative peace deal to start a shortened season on Christmas Day.

To get ready for tip-off, the Newcastle Herald and 2K Sports are giving readers a chance to win one of five copies of the popular video game NBA 2K12.

Some of the greatest players in basketball history, including Michael Jordan, Earvin ‘‘Magic’’ Johnson and Julius ‘‘Dr J’’ Erving, have been recruited to add their skills to the ‘‘NBA’s Greatest’’ feature in the latest version of the game.

The game is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii, PSP and Windows PC. The Herald and 2K Sports have five copies and souvenir T-shirts to give away in an online promotion.

The 15 featured legends are: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas and Jerry West.

To have a chance of winning a copy of the game and a T-shirt, list your all-time best five players FROM THE ABOVE LIST and try to match, in order, the five players selected by Herald Basketball Reporter Brett Keeble.

To enter the competition, register as a commenter and list your players in the comment field. Make sure you register using a valid email address so we can contact you when winners are announced.

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