For the past couple of months, there has been continued debate on who this mystery character was on the generic box cover for NBA 2K12. Names such as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and Derrick Rose were all being thrown around. The crossover looked similar to this particular Derrick Rose crossover, so the debate heightened in intensity and it seemed as though Rose would be the sure-fire winner for the game’s box cover. An MVP on the cover? Yes, please! Well, 2K Sports announced a couple of days ago who the winner (read: winners) were for this year’s cover. Sorry Rose maybe next year. That’s right, they chose more than one. In fact, they chose three. 2K selected Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and, for the second year in a row, Michael Jordan.
Each player will appear on a separate game cover, to which there are no plans for individual pre-orders. One thing that may confuse some is Jordan’s jersey. It looks, at a glance, that his number begins with a three. It in fact, is the way his jersey is positioned. When a second look is given to the hi-res image of the cover, it can be seen that the jersey is somewhat folded and the two is there.
On the other side of things, it seems as though EA Sports has yet to announce a basketball game in the works, pretty much solidifying 2K as the top basketball game on consoles. For a hi-res look at the new covers, please click below.