Magic and Bird Join Jordan on NBA 2K12 Covers

2K Sports couldn't settle on one legend for their NBA 2K12 cover athlete, so they brought in three.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


There’s a good chance we won’t see an NBA season this year with the lockout in full swing. However, that isn’t stopping 2K Sports from pumping out the latest edition of their award-winning NBA 2K franchise. But what do you do to top Michael Jordan and 14 sports game of the year awards? Well, you bring in two other NBA legends to support His Airness, that’s what. 

2K Sports has announced that along with Michael Jordan, both Magic Johnson and Larry Bird will grace covers of NBA 2K12. You’ll be able to choose your copy of NBA 2K12 based on where your allegiance lies, whether it’s with Mike and the Bulls, Magic and the Lakers or, as I like to call him, “His Whiteness” and the Celtics. How freakin’ awesome is that?

“Bringing Michael Jordan to the virtual hardwood last year was a huge success for NBA 2K11, but we didn’t want to stop there,” said 2K Sports vice president of marketing Jason Argent. “We’re bringing His Airness back to the NBA 2K franchise again as part of a three-year extended partnership, along with two other legendary icons – Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – for a special cover athlete collection representing some of the NBA’s greatest heroes.”

All three covers where designed by Adam Larson and can be ogled over below. You can click each to enlarge.