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NBA 2K11 Cover Athlete Is Michael Jordan

By Pete Haas 2010-06-03 08:20:28 discussion comments
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2K Sports has decided against using a current player for NBA 2K11's cover. Instead, they've tapped Michael Jordan, the retired Chicago Bulls great and current majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jordan's quote in the press release suggests he'll be playable in-game as well: "I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a big hit with gamers and basketball fans alike. I'm looking forward to getting back out onto the court, virtually. Let's hope they get my dunk from the foul line right."

EA, 2K's main rival in the sports genre, has been fond of using classic athletes lately too. Wayne Gretzky will appear in NHL Slapshot and Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali were the cover athletes for Fight Night Round 4. I imagine the idea is to make these game's covers recognizable to young and old players. Or maybe they just want to make their games look fifteen years old.
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