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Michael Jordan to Appear on NBA 2K11 Cover

Michael Jordan’s focus may be fully on the Charlotte Bobcats seeing that he is now the majority owner of the franchise; however, his name and involvement continues to surface in other endeavors. With that said, Michael Jordan is set to grace the cover of the NBA 2K11 video game cover.

According to Jason Argent, the vice president of marketing for 2K Sports, Jordan will appear on the cover of NBA 2K11 which is slated to debut on October 5th, 2010.

?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,? Argent stated. ?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.?

No further details have been released as to what role Michael Jordan (the video game Michael Jordan) will play in the highly anticipated? video game; however MJ himself is ready to return to the game…virtually.

?It?s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,? said Michael Jordan. ?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 on the court, virtually.?

Obviously, this is not the first time Michael Jordan and video games have been directly connected in some sort. Besides 2004, Michael Jordan was not involved in any video games due to the licensing agreement he had with the NBA which basically stated that his rights were not a part of the licensing agreement group that included the rest of the NBA players.

Will NBA 2K11 be apart of your video game collection this fall? Are you excited to see MJ involvement with video games again?

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Comments

  1. hoopster121 says:

    damn lol first

  2. Quincey Chavis says:

    goodbye NBA LIVE!….2K was already better…now ppl will buy this game for the cover…throw in a 10% discount on a Air Jordan release and you have the highest selling basketball game of all time!..

    1. Allen says:

      If that happens like that, 2K should offer u a job n marketing.

  3. deano says:

    must cop, didn't pick '10 up but this is a must, been trying to play with MJ since like 97…….them whack NBA Live joints just didn't do it for me

  4. Barry Melrose says:

    this is going to be the best game of all time. can't wait to see the Jordan signature moves. Currently, I am obsessed with the Kobe and Rondo signature moves. I don't care if I win the game so long as I can pull off those moves.

  5. Blake Kennedy says:

    Copped.

  6. talkofky says:

    must an especially if hes in the game,

  7. Keysd31 says:

    Always been a 2k fan…more realistic game play and the graphics are always better. Cant wait until this drop. until reading this article i never knew why jordan was never on games. i jus thought they felt it would be unfair. lol

  8. NotLikeU says:

    did i not say this in a comment a few months back. i remember it like it was yesterday "jordan can you please sell your image to 2k so i can yamm all over you with LeBron." Coincidence…maybe, but either way this is awesome!!!

    1. Keysd31 says:

      Lmao…U must be a Kobe Fan

  9. conorlevey says:

    With EA putting an entirely new engine behind NBA Elite 11, 2K is gonna have to step up the gameplay side of things. Just having Jordan won't matter if the gameplay isn't nearly Elite 11 level.

  10. freeballer says:

    Hoo rah. Finally MJ gets to star in truly awesome game.

  11. wtf says:

    2k>>>live def cop anyway

  12. Frogman says:

    I’m just getn cuz MJ on the cover.. They kinda whack

  13. Deznutz says:

    Haven’t had a bball game since NBA street on ps2 and the og 2K on dreamcast however since Jordan is on it I’ll cop! Good job 2K sports.

  14. jordan23945bulls says:

    about time

  15. Rockness724 says:

    This is gonna be sick….damn I can’t wait. LOVE IT!

  16. Brandon says:

    In my mind LOl…I am already playing it

  17. MrBowser says:

    2k10 is great but MJ isn't in it, so 2k11 is a must have for me

  18. ItsNeezy says:

    Already a collector's item.

  19. Ariel says:

    That mad gay put lebron James on NBA 2k 11

    1. Dcast says:

      fuck lebron

    2. Dcast says:

      f lebron

  20. Bandit says:

    Yes the man does know how to get paid !!!!!!