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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 08:58 PM

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.


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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:04 PM

Wow. I think thats dumb.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:06 PM

Sounds cool.
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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:15 PM

Wow. I think thats dumb.

How is it dumb?

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:16 PM

How is it dumb?


Its NBA 2K11. lol. Nuff said.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:18 PM

GOAT can be on any NBA game cover
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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:19 PM

Its NBA 2K11. lol. Nuff said.

lol, I see what you mean but still he's the GOAT and I think it's awesome to have him featured on the cover.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:20 PM

Just rumours.


Jordan hates to even have his name appear in games. Doubt he'd do a cover.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:20 PM

can we put a player that actually plays atm?
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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:20 PM

How is it dumb?

MJ doesnt even play

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:24 PM

Just rumours.


Jordan hates to even have his name appear in games. Doubt he'd do a cover.


It's not a rumor it's official Sources from 2K sports have told ESPN Jordan will BE on the cover of 2K11.
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Posted May 26, 2010 - 09:37 PM

Air Jordan!

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 10:53 PM

It's not a rumor it's official Sources from 2K sports have told ESPN Jordan will BE on the cover of 2K11.

multiple sources have told ESPN that the company has gone in a completely different direction

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 10:58 PM

:lolabove:

Next time quote the actual whole sentence

multiple sources have told ESPN that the company has gone in a completely different direction, signing basketball legend Michael Jordan as its new spokesman.


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Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:13 PM

:lolabove:

Next time quote the actual whole sentence


Multiple sources... :eh:

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:09 AM

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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.


http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/5222964/jordan-grace-nba-2k11-cover?readmore=fullstory





First Year you're also gonna be able to play as Michael Jordan in NBA 2K.
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He has never been created in any NBA 2K series .
He was a sponsor for the game the past two years.
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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:31 AM

Maybe they'll make a playable game this next time.

2K10 was a terrible game on a ton of levels.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:43 AM

Maybe they'll make a playable game this next time.

2K10 was a terrible game on a ton of levels.



Many share your beliefs Fido and it's fine.

On a side note there are still like a million gamers still playing NBA 2K10 till this day.

Me being one of them. :D
http://community.2ksports.com/community/media/viewer.cfm?mediaid=208916



Some even say it is the most realistic basketball sim ever because of the energy management and player signature iso motions .


Now in 2K11 we could use Michael Jordan in the 90's Legend Team? :rock:
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Posted May 27, 2010 - 10:03 AM

I dont like the idea of a retired player being on the cover of a game its jsut stupid to me they should go after KD or Deron Williams some young player.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 10:10 AM

screw jordan

im gonna photoshop my own cover with adam morrison on it :rock:
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