Michael Jordan to Appear on NBA 2K11 Cover

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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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46 Comments on "Michael Jordan to Appear on NBA 2K11 Cover"

  1. Quincey Chavis

    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!..

  2. deano

    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

  3. Barry Melrose

    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.

  4. 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

  5. NotLikeU

    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!!!

  6. 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.

  7. Deznutz

    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.

  8. DZA

    I have been waiting for this day for so long!

    And ariel ^^^^ tell lebron to win a championship first, then we’ll talk about a cover

  9. Jedi Knight

    I hope they come out with a limited edition version! I have been waiting since live 2000 to see jordan on a video game, with today's technology he is going to look sick! Can't wait to have him killing kobe and lebron!

  10. Yodee

    Damn I was a NBA live fan, but wit the adtion of mj I will probally get it please let it come out on ps2 if not I gotta get a ps3

  11. E_nuFF

    Damn NBA Live or should I say NBA Elite is gonna have a hard time going up against 2K…game play for Elite is dual analog so u kno that’s gonna b sick, but playin MJ is gonna b off the hook…

  12. BG8732

    Some of you dudes need girlfriends. LOL@ paying $64 for a game you dont like because a certain dude is on the cover? lol. Game will NOT be a collectors edition, its a mass produced VIDEO GAME get real. Last years special edition was a game locker and a Kobe figurine….LOL again. Funny thing is this game is the best because its just a great game..not because your man-crush is on the ocver.

  13. KCisback

    Can’t wait til this drop it’s gone sell out like retro’s….speaking of retro’s since “His Airness” is on the cover I hope they have retro’s in My Player mode now so my dude can rock retro’s on court….no disrespect to team jordans but i’m sick of seein my player in them

  14. TwOtHrEe

    Must cop one for me gotta show 2K11 sum love always wanted Live to something like this but never happen gud shit 2K

  15. aGarcia

    NBA live hasn't been legit for a couple of years already. Which is probably why they dumped live. Lol. 2k has been owning NBA gameplay since 2k7. Like the infared pack, DEF COP!

  16. Aka Showtime

    Yes! Can’t wait until they put him back into the game. These marketers are getting paid the big bucks to come up with schemes like this.

  17. Tyranny

    I was planning to get a b-ball game this year anyway since the last one I has was NBA Street 3…I might be leaning towards this one.

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