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Update: Turns out the rumors are true. Today, a CNBC article confirmed that Air Jordan will appear as the cover athlete for NBA 2K11.
"We’ve made a lot of progress over the past 10 years, but we know we have the best NBA video game ever made here,” 2K Sports vice president of marketing Jason Argent told CNBC. “So we thought to ourselves how can we embody that and there was only one person on that list who we wanted to have and that was Michael Jordan. Actually getting this done is the most ridiculous win of all-time.”
Original Story: Michael Jordan – you know, that guy in those Hanes commercials with Charlie Sheen – will reportedly be on the cover of NBA 2K11.
Sports network ESPN has reported that Jordan will grace the cover of 2K Sports' industry leading basketball franchise this October. Jordan – the greatest basketball player of all time – hasn't been in many basketball video games due to his individual licensing demands. Signing with 2K11 represents a major coup for the series, and publisher 2K Sports has shown in the past with All-Pro Football that it is willing to go and grab individual deals with legends of Jordan's caliber. ESPN speculates that 2K Sports might try and grab some of Jordan's also-retired teammates on the Bulls, perhaps setting the stage for some kind of special mode within the game. Whether this is a multi-year deal or a one-time affair is unknown.
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Good for him - he needs the money. Oh, wait . . .
this is a perfect cover for this game and year
Wow. It sounds like most of gamers posting comments don't know a thing about Jordan and his legacy in the NBA. I don't care what year 2K wants to put out, Jordan can grace the cover anytime. He deserves that since he personally CHANGED basketball to what we see today. Folks would argue my comment, and I would agree to some point. But you can't deny how much this one man influenced the game in such a huge way. NOT ONE PLAYER TODAY CAN SAY THEY'VE DONE THAT. Not Kobe, not, Lebron, not Dewight, not Dwane, not Carmello...not any of these guys could ever, EVER compare to the great Michael Jordan!
what shoes will he be whering i wonder
I don't like basketball
Well I guess they couldn't put Kobe on the cover two years in a row when the lakers defeat boston so why not put the great one?
Weird, wonder why? I just want to know how old the majority of the players are.... I fhteir my age than it would be kinda cool, but I think 2K should stay in the now...
I agree Jprdan is the best to do it ever.But Jordan no matter how good he was never scored 80 something points in a single game. Im not a huge fan of Kobe but he is a beast and I give him credit where it is due.
Why didn't they do this with earlier 2k? Now jordan really isn't playing basketball anymore. Unless the call it 2k basketball legends
"Look good, Feel good, Sell good." Hope it's going to be like that for the game.
Weird that they got an actor/fashion designer to mug for the cover.
I really liked him in "Space Jam," although it wasn't as good as my other favorite movie, "Kazaam." I also think his clothing line could use a little work, it's like everything he makes has this little dude trying to do the splits.
Does anyone know if he'll be playing a basketball character in this game?
I'm not even going to ask why, just appreciate that Jordan played for the Bulls. w00t Chicago.
Maaaan 2K will be on top once again this year. I played NBA Live took it out my system....shattered it against my dorm wall and went out n bought a copy of 2k10 THE BEST basketball game franchise OUT!!!
i grew up watching the chicago bull dominate!!! Jordan hustling down the left side of the court,there was no stoping him.Check out some Jordan highlights on youtube youl see what i mean.
Amazing, just straight amazing!
Jordan gotta eat...?
awesome, ill have to upgrade form 2k10 to 2k11 when this one comes out =D
Are they putting him in the game or just wanted him to shine on it? I remember Brett Favre was on Madden 09 after he "retired"( He came back to play on the Jets). Air Jordan, though, isn't gonna play next year.