NBA 2K12 roster to include Magic, Kareem, Bird, Dr. J, Jordan …

Remember how so many basketball fans liked NBA 2K11’s the “Jordan Challenge?”

The game’s developers did. 2K Sports announced today that Jordan and 14 other NBA greats will appear in a new “End the Debate” mode, giving players a chance to electronically settle arguments over which teams and players deserve recognition as the Association’s best of all time.

The full list:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar;
  • Larry Bird;
  • Wilt Chamberlain;
  • Julius Erving;
  • Patrick Ewing;
  • Magic Johnson;
  • Michael Jordan;
  • Karl Malone;
  • Hakeem Olajuwon;
  • Scottie Pippen;
  • Oscar Robertson;
  • Bill Russell;
  • John Stockton;
  • Isiah Thomas;
  • Jerry West.

FWIW, I would love to see 2K Sports carry on this idea to MLB 2K and see if they can gain some ground against “The Show.” Who wouldn’t want to relive such great baseball stories as the Brooklyn Dodgers’ first championship in 1955, the 1968 World Series matchup between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals or the Boston Red Sox’s comeback in the 2004 ALCS?