The cover art for the NBA 2K12 video game was just released, and they chose to go back in time to find the stars that will be featured. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird appear on the covers, but Michael Jordan is the primary cover choice. The Magic Johnson and Larry Bird covers will be released in limited quantities.
Kobe Bryant was the last current NBA player to be featured on the game’s cover, for NBA 2K10. The fact that they opted out of featuring someone like MVP Derrick Rose or Dirk Nowitzki is like a sad reminder to NBA fans that the action in the game may be the only basketball they get to see this year.