Michael Jordan will ‘fight the flu’ in NBA 2K11

Get ready to break out the Air Jordans and that Space Jam DVD because it’s time to get your Michael Jordan on! That’s right – seven years after he retired from professional basketball and 12 years into the NBA 2K series, “His Airness” will be getting the royal treatment in 2K Sports’ next NBA video game installment.

After more than a decade of declining to appear in any NBA-licensed video game, Michael Jordan has finally been transformed to a bunch of pixels and polygons and whatever else they use in video games
Not only will Michael Jordan finally appear as a playable athlete in the game, he will be featured on the cover of the box art and a special game mode will be incorporated, called “The Jordan Challenge.” In this mode, players will have to complete 10 challenges based on what 2K considers the most important games in Jordan’s venerable career.

For example, players will apparently need to defeat the Cavaliers by 69 points in a challenge designed to simulate a March 1990 match that Jordan himself calls his greatest moment ever. Another part of the Jordan mode requires players to “attempt to battle back from the flu to defeat the Jazz in Game 6 of the 1997 finals,” according to an official 2K announcement. We’re not sure how a video game will incorporate having the flu, but if someone has managed to create a peripheral that sneezes in your face, we’re totally sold.

Above: The Jordan teaser trailer for NBA 2K11

Above: Jordan sure looks cool in the latest NBA 2K11 video, but we'll always remember him as the head of the B-Ball Removal Department Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. Here's the trailer for the best basketball RPG ever made

July 22, 2010


  • atroublingabsenceofbadgers - July 23, 2010 12:17 a.m.

    Press X to fight disease Swivel the right stick to roll in bed Right trigger + click left stick to jam anti-flu liquid into arm This could be the next Heavy Rain!
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - July 23, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    you'll have to make an amazing comeback against the monstars
  • Embolado - July 23, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    Haha thats pretty funny seeing as I just recently watch space jam with my daughter, the movie didnt age well. What are the odds on 2K beating out Live* this year? *Is EA changing the name?
  • enlargedhousecats - July 23, 2010 5:14 a.m.

    why does this game still look ugly to me
  • Pirate - July 23, 2010 5:58 a.m.

    Yay, buy 2k11 play as who is arguably the biggest jerk ever to fo anything.
  • Pirate - July 23, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    ^typing fast fail.

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