Michael Jordan Confirmed as Cover Star For NBA 2K11


2K sports have announced today the the cover star for the inbound ‘October 2010’ release of NBA 2K11 will be none other than legend of the court, Michael Jordan. Jordan who had an illustrious career in the game and he is arguably the greatest ever player to play in the NBA, has notched up plenty of honours including a 14-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, six-time NBA World Champion and recent Hall of Fame inductee.

He had this to say about the announcement today –

“It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” said 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 onto the court, virtually.

“Let’s hope they get my dunk from the foul line right.”

Also the vice president of 2K Sports marketing, Jason Argent revealed that they have been trying to get Michael Jordan as the cover star for years –

“With our development team, the reality is Michael Jordan has been a part of the discussion for years,” Argent told Kotaku. “This wasn’t some discussion where we woke up and found out we had him and now we had to figure out how to put him in.

“There has always been this loose design out there, to how this could happen, and as it came to be more realistic, our development team got more and more excited.”

NBA 2K11 will be released on October 5 in the US and October 8 in the UK.

Thanks to Kotaku for the original article and also vg247.

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