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NBA 2K12 covers feature Jordan, Bird, Magic

Jul 21, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

NBA 2K12

It’s been a buzzing question around NBA video game fans for a while — who would be on the cover of NBA 2K12.

Most years you’d think Dirk Nowitzki. Or maybe the big three from Miami. But with a lockout looming, with some of maybe all of a season potentially lost, what would they do.

Go classic.

Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Last year NBA 2K11 went retro with Jordan and classic Jordan teams that you could match up against the teams of today. With the lockout, they went that way again. ESPN’s gaming blog got the comments from the creators.

“Michael Jordan for us last year was a huge success from a fan standpoint and an in-game standpoint,” says Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “But in 2K Sports fashion, we continue to improve, we continue to evolve and this year we’re taking it up a notch by having three covers of the game.”

2K Sports teamed with photographer and artist Adam Larson for the look (follow this link and see all three covers)

As for new features in the game… you’ll have to wait on that.

  1. edmazeing1 - Jul 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Whatever it takes to make that extra buck, now does all 3 get the same amount or does jordan get a liittle more?

  2. dgbk - Jul 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Covers look cool

  3. cookie2117 - Jul 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    They should try to fix the gameplay cuz it sucks! Just sayin

  4. jonka - Jul 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    i thought this was going to be it!?!!?!?!?

  5. mrhytec - Jul 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    uniform crowds during playoff games! (and have players chew mouth pieces..)

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