2K Sports announced a few weeks back that basketball legend Michael Jordan would not only be gracing the cover of NBA 2K11, but that he would be appearing in the game in some form as well. Today, 2K revealed one of the ways his royal airness will be incorporated into this year’s game, and it’s called the Jordan Challenge.
The Jordan-inspired mode gives players the chance to try to replicate 10 of Jordan’s most legendary games like the 69-point beat down of the Cleveland Cavaliers from the 1990 season, and the Chicago Bulls victory over the Utah Jazz in game six of the 1997 finals.
There will be a number of classic teams available for play in the game too, including seven of the best Bulls squads ranging from 1985 to 1998.
I’m still pulling for an all-Jordan team or a team comprised of various types of Jordans (White Sox Jordan, Charlotte Bobcats owners Jordan, golfer Jordan, etc.), but I guess most “reasonable” and “appropriate” Jordan representations will have to do. Actually, I’d love to see a Jordan career mode that follows him from his North Carolina days through to his last game with the Washington Wizards. Or at least give me a “nothing but net”-HORSE-style mini-game with Larry Bird. That’d be sweet, right?