Legends Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird Will Grace Cover of NBA 2K12

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Last year's NBA 2K11 raised the bar for basketball simulation video games. Many believe 2K Sports lived up to—and even exceeded—the expectations created when Michael Jordan was announced as the cover athlete. This year, 2K continues their theme of showcasing past basketball greats by offering 2K12 covers featuring Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. The game is currently slated to hit stores on Oct. 4.

Combined, the three legendary stars have 11 MVP awards, 14 NBA championships and 38 All-Star selections—and they've all been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. No doubt 2K Sports took these   stunning accomplishments into consideration in selecting them as cover athletes for 2K12.

We'll keep you up to date on the latest features and announcements from 2K Sports for what's sure to be an impressive addition to their NBA 2K franchise. In the meantime, enjoy these stills of Magic, Bird and Jordan from NBA 2K12.

Source:  2K Sports
Photo:  2K Sports, gamezone.com

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