2K Sports, developer of the top rated and top selling basketball simulation video game has announced that 14-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, six-time NBA World Champion and recent Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Jordan, will grace the cover of NBA 2K11. 2K annually brings the best to the table and with the addition of perhaps the greatest player in the history of the game only adds to that legacy.
“It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” said Jordan, current majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. “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.”
“Without a doubt, Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time and we’re excited to partner with a living legend,” said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. “Working with Jordan adds tremendously to our game and lets us do things with NBA 2K11 that we’ve never been able to do before.”
NBA 2K11 will be available on October 5th of this year. For those of us who grew up during the Jordan era, it will be an awesome thing to see the number 23 flying through the air once more. The only thing missing will be Spike Lee from the old Nike commercials.