NBA 2K12 Losing Momentum

This post refers to

PastaPadre on NBA 2K12:

When the news first broke that rookies wouldn’t be included in NBA 2K12 there was a significant number of people who took the time to let it be known they had little motivation then to buy the game. Posing a quick poll on Twitter and Facebook 69% of respondents stated that it would affect their purchase decision.

I think a majority of people “re-buy” sports games every year for updated rosters. Not only won’t there be any rookies, but the rosters will be from last year because free agency hasn’t commenced. I understand there will be a roster update, but why buy it before then? My guess is that I will wait until the lockout is over or the game drops to like $30.