The new NBA2K11video game has a whole world of sports gamers talking, and even the game’s cover boy Michael Jordan speaking out on the finished product.
In a recent interview with USA Today, the Hall of Fame hooper speaks on his involvement with the highly reviewed game and talks a little on the current state of the NBA.
Jordan states that he was integral part of the games concept saying,
“That’s one good thing about the whole project. They had a concept of how they wanted to utilize me in certain games and certain highlights. And all of them were great highlights, obviously. So it didn’t take much for me to say, let me see how that plays into the whole scenario and once they showed it to me I thought that it was cool.”
In the article, MJ also says due to defensive rule changes like hand checking, if he played in today’s NBA, dropping triple digits would be reachable for him.
“It’s less physical and the rules have changed, obviously, says Jordan. “Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I’m pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points.”
His Airness also speaks on the infamous Kobe comparison and where he thinks the all-star Lakers guard stands among the history of NBA’s elite.
“It’s so hard to say. I think he is always going to be within the conversations of some of the greatest players who’ve played by the time he is finished. Where does he rank among those, if you are talking about positions? If you are talking about guards, I would say he has got to be in the Top 10.”
NBA2K11, which was released on October 5, features a new mode called MJ: Creating a Legend where you can take Michael Jordan and place him on any team of your choosing in today’s NBA.
That’s after you complete a series of challenges that include playing the “flu game,” scoring 63 points in a playoff game against Boston and other MJ career feats.