MJ might be gracing the cover of 2K11, but you had to figure he wasn’t actually going to do much else to promote this game. If he’s not saving the world from bacon necks one white tee at a time, then he’s taking the check and recovering from the night before. Which explains why we got Rondo, D. Rose, Josh Smith, Igoudala & Russell Westbrook taking a trip down memory lane recounting some Jordan’s most memorable moments via the Jordan Moments mode. I can’t say that anyone of them are natural pitchmen, but together they do a pretty good job and create memorable clip.
Props to Contraband for shining light to this.
And speaking of Jordan moments, here’s one that probably won’t be included in the game, but worthy of inclusion since most people probably haven’t even seen this.
Michael Jordan is, of course, remembered for his six Championship Titles and the countless game winners, but somewhere far down that list of “Stuff MJ Did” is the time he swooped into the paint and dunked mercilessly against a professional Italian basketball team during an exhibition game in Italy. The game was played on August 25th, 1986, and was never televised but later surfaced during a sports highlight show on a Spanish television station, an odd coincidence which only adds to the mystique, so continue reading for the rare footage of Jordan shattering the backboard and let us know if you’ve seen any better from Shaq, Darryl Dawkins, Darvin Ham, or anyone else who has victimized the rim. [SN]