NBA 2K13 livestream kicks off with rematch of Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder

2K Games isshowcasing the first ever full game livestream of NBA 2K13 with a rematch of last year's NBA finals. 2K Sports community managers Ronnie2K and LD2K will play as the Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. in action.

It will be interesting to see how Kevin Durant, the cover athlete for this year's game, stacks up against Lebron James in game. Basketball fans are obviously aware of how it ended last year, with Lebron James winning his first Championship ring. Will this be the year of the Oklahoma City Thunder?

For many, this is the first look at NBA 2K13. With executive producer Jay Z at the helm, this year's installment looks to improve upon last year's already impressive gameplay. NBA 2K13 features a ton of gameplay changes with the Control Stick that will help lead to a more authentic gameplay simulation. Hopefully we see some of that in action in today's livestream.

You can watch the livestream on 2K's Twitch account. Tip off is at 2PM PT/5PM ET and includes four quarters (five minutes each) of gameplay.