2K Sports announced today that NBA legend and current Charlotte Bobcats owners Michael Jordan will be appearing on the cover of the upcoming NBA 2K11, confirming earlier rumors.
Jason Argent, Vice President of Marketing for 2K Sports, was the one who confirmed the news to CNBC today and said that it was because “we know we have the best NBA video game ever made here” that opted them to go after Jordan for the cover.
“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,” he said.
Argent wasn’t ready to let out all the details on how Jordan would appear in the game, but did say that there will be “some really good surprises”.
“It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” Jordan said. “I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a bit hit with gamers and basketball fans alike. I’m looking forward to getting back out on the court, virtually.”
While there are dozens of current NBA players that truly deserve to be on the NBA 2K11 cover, I don’t expect to hear many complaints from gamers about Jordan being on the cover. Jordan was, and still is (until Kobe eventually dethrones him), the best basketball player to ever play in the NBA and 2K Sports has one hell of a gameplay to get him back on the virtual court.
Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA—13 with the Chicago Bulls (where he won six titles) and two with the Washington Wizards. He played his last game in 2003 with the Wizards.
Look out for Michael Jordan on the cover of NBA 2K11 when the game is released on October 5.