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Be Like Mike

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Tongue not included?

In some ways, I’m the proto-typical gamer which means not engaging in any sports game-playing at all, opting instead for the more manly pursuits of mushroom gathering and monster hunting, but for those, like the Sib, who grew up on the number one tongue (no, not Gene Simmons–he’s not that old, though his hair might be), #33 finally arrives in style1:

This will be the first time that a former player will appear on the front of the box for 2K, and with Jordan taking over majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, it will also be the first time that a team owner will endorse the popular franchise.

But the real question is, what value — beyond obvious name and iconic image recognition — will Jordan bring to the game? In the era of Kobe and King James, are gamers still yearning to “Be Like Mike”?

No word yet on whether there’s a “Be Like Mike” mode where you can attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and then go on to act like a total lack-of-class act, but here’s hoping!

Also: hopefully the Wii rev lets you manually manipulate ‘the tongue’ for maximum effect as you drive one down the middle, showing Jerry Krause–again–that there is an ‘I’ in team. Ass.


1 Likely the first and last time I’ll link to ESPN from this blog, so cherish it.

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