Last year the NBA 2K series introduced guest commentators, with Chris Webber, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, and Doris Burke joining regular analysts Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony depending on the game match-up. This year Visual Concepts is infusing more legendary talent to the booth.
In addition to cracking the NBA 2K18 all-time rosters for their respective teams, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and fifteen-time all-star Kevin Garnett both make appearances as guest commentators. Both have recent experience working in sports broadcasting. Garnett hosted the weekly TNT breakaway show Area 21, which is aired in segments during regular NBA broadcasts. Bryant occasionally worked with ABC's NBA broadcast team during the last season.