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Michael Jordan to appear on NBA 2k11 cover.

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by ryano2009, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. ryano2009

    ryano2009 Member

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    Wow NBA 2k11 will be very special.

    While rumors pegged LeBron James, Derrick Rose and even Tyreke Evans as favorites to appear on the cover of "NBA 2K11," multiple sources have told ESPN that the company has gone in a completely different direction, signing basketball legend Michael Jordan as its new spokesman.

    This will be the first time that a former player will appear on the front of the box for 2K, and with Jordan taking over majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, it will also be the first time that a team owner will endorse the popular franchise.

    But the real question is, what value -- beyond obvious name and iconic image recognition -- will Jordan bring to the game? In the era of Kobe and King James, are gamers still yearning to "Be Like Mike"?


    The designers at 2K must think so. In addition to acting as cover model for "NBA 2K11," the speculation is that Jordan will also be digitized into a playable character. This means gamers will become the virtual MJ in hopes of reliving some of his trademark moments.

    There's more. I've even heard whispers that 2K has been in negotiations with several players (both teammates and opponents) from the Jordan era to appear in "2K11" to help gamers and history buffs accurately recreate the heated competition between the classic Bulls and rivals like the Celtics, Knicks and Cavaliers. But since 2K needs to ink all former players to individual contracts, it's still up in the air whom the company will be able to sign in time to appear in the game.

    But if this means we finally get a virtual Craig Ehlo to shoot over as we relive Jordan's famous jumper that doomed the Cavs, or maybe even a cyber Larry Bird describing MJ's game as "God disguised as Michael Jordan" after Jordan dropped 63 against the Celtics, then I'm all for it.

    Hopefully more will be made clear once 2K Sports officially unveils the game to the media during the E3 video game convention in June.

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    http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/vid...ordan-grace-nba-2k11-cover?readmore=fullstory

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    And please lock if already posted.
     
  2. DudeWah

    DudeWah Contributing Member

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    You do realize this is about 3 months late, right? If you read the article it says "more will be unveiled at E3 in June."

    Nitpicking aside, I will be buying this for sure.
     
  3. ryano2009

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    Opps my bad, I didn't know.
     
  4. jeffvangundy

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    First Miami Heat, now this .. Online mode is gonna be bull***** on 2k11
     
  5. waytookrzy079

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    i hope they have the 1993 through the 1995 roster for the Houston Rockets...the "who would have won the finals between the Rockets and Bulls?" would finally be answered!

    Dont think Hakeem would sign on to be in the game though..
     
  6. Htown's2kFinest

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    ^he's already on 2k10 with Clyde...
     
  7. AggieRocketsFan

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    I will try to save this thread:

    Check out the JORDAN CHALLENGE for 2k11. Looks pretty badass.
     
  8. He15man23

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    Now I can finally prove in 2K11 that Jordan > Kobe! Hell yeah!
     
  9. HombreDeHierro

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    it'll probably be whack with cheesers cherry picking online, and stupid glitches on defense and offense. basketball video games just aren't meant to be unless you can control movements kinda 1-to-1 like FIFA
     
  10. Dei

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    Meh. Shallow stuff.
     
  11. DANgerous

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    i remember playing with jordan in nba 2k2. it was awesome. they had old jordan on the wizards at the time and it was so fun posting up and knocking down fadeaway J's all day long.
     
  12. Rookie34

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    NBA 2K11 is going to be awesome!
     
  13. dragonz

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  14. ItsMyFault

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    You guys can cry all you want about how Jordan is going to **** this game up.. the fact of the matter is.. it's only going to make it better and create an even further edge between Elite "Live" 11.
     
  15. Icehouse

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    Not only do you get Jordan, you get the full rosters for all of these teams:

    1985-86 Chicago Bulls
    1985-86 Boston Celtics
    1989-90 Chicago Bulls
    1989-90 Atlanta Hawks
    1989-90 Cleveland Cavaliers
    1989-90 Detroit Pistons
    1990-91 Chicago Bulls
    1990-91 Los Angeles Lakers
    1991-92 Chicago Bulls
    1991-92 Portland Trailblazers
    1994-95 Chicago Bulls
    1994-95 New York Knicks
    1995-96 Chicago Bulls
    1995-96 Seattle Supersonics
    1996-97 Chicago Bulls
    1996-97 Utah Jazz
    1997-98 Chicago Bulls
    1997-98 Utah Jazz
     
  16. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption 대한민국, 화이팅!
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    No Rockets... of course.
     
  17. ParaSolid

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    Aside from Hakeem, there were no star players on the Rockets. The 90's Rockets just aren't very sexy.
     
  18. Icehouse

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    The teams are the ones MJ had rivalries with.
     
  19. Sooner423

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    Ahem... Clyde?
     
  20. AntiSonic

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    Can you import them to the main roster like the legends in 2k10?
     
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