NEW YORK — There should be little debate about the cover athlete for the NBA 2K23 video game, not when it's the GOAT: Michael Jordan.
The trailer for this year's game features classic Jordan moments from the 1980s and 1990s rendered to look like action in the video game. It also features some classic Jordan sneakers and Chicago Bulls uniforms. During that era, Jordan won Rookie of the Year, six NBA titles, five league MVP awards, an Olympic gold medal (1992) and played in 14 All-Star Games.
This will mark the fourth time Jordan has appeared on the cover of the game, doing so in NBA 2K11, NBA 2K12 and NBA 2K16.
“After making 23 the most recognizable number in sports, it was only fitting that for NBA 2K23 we introduce the Michael Jordan Edition,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy for NBA 2K. “Additionally, we’re thrilled to introduce a brand new premium edition of the game with the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition, as no other player embodies the word ‘champion’ like Jordan.”