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Jordan, Magic and Bird to grace covers of NBA 2K12

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The NBA 2K12 video game will have three unique covers featuring Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. NBA 2K12 is the sequel to NBA 2K11, the best-selling video game by 2K Sports. NBA 2K11 has sold more than 5 million copies since debuting on October 05, 2010. For that reason, video game players are highly anticipating the release of NBA 2K12 this October.

Not just for kids

2K Sports must have done some research on who is playing their games. The last time Jordan, Magic and Bird played together in the same season was in the early 90s. Today's kids weren't even born then. If 2K Sports wanted to market to the youth of today, then Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade would be on the covers. Adults of today identify with Jordan, Magic and Bird. They must be playing NBA 2K.

Stepping up

NBA 2K11, the previous version of the game, received rave reviews. IGN gave it a 9.5/10.0 score and named it an Editor's Choice. They described NBA 2K11 as the greatest basketball video game ever made. NBA 2K12 has a lot to live up to. But 2K Sports is clearly stepping up their game by featuring these three NBA icons on their covers.

Three all-time greats

Jordan, Magic and Bird are three of the NBA's all-time greats. Jordan is considered the greatest NBA player of all time. He led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. He was named the NBA Finals MVP each time. Jordan was also named league MVP five times. Jordan was known for playing on both ends of the court. At times, he was nearly unstoppable. Magic won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and was a three-time league MVP. Magic was known for getting his teammates involved with his uncanny passing ability. Bird won three championships with the Celtics. He also took home three league MVP awards. Bird was one of the best pure shooters to ever play in the NBA. All three players were superstars in the NBA. They are perfect selections for the NBA 2K12 covers.

Coming soon

NBA 2K12 will be released on October 04, 2011 for the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 video game consoles. It will have a retail price of $59.99. The game will also be available on Playstation 2, Wii, PlayStation Portable and PC.

Even with the NBA lockout in full effect, amazing can still happen with NBA 2K12. Check out NBA 2K11 now and be sure to look for NBA 2K12 when it hits the stores this October.

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Jordan, Magic and Bird to cover of 'NBA 2K12' game

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