Today we got word that the NBA2K franchise will be giving us 3 separate covers for this years edition, NBA2K12. The 3 covers include Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. “Bringing Michael Jordan to the virtual hardwood last year was a huge success for NBA 2K11; however, we didn’t want to stop there,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re bringing ‘His Airness’ back to the NBA 2K franchise as part of a multi-year extended partnership, along with two other legendary icons – Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – for a special cover athlete collection representing the NBA’s greatest heroes.” In addition to having these 3 legends grace the covers we see what is described as “unprecedented stylized artwork” coming to the covers as well. You can expect to see NBA2K12 on shelves October 4th, 2011. In the mean time you can read more about the covers over on NBA2K’s Facebook page.