President Obama to Appear in NBA2K11

September 20, 2010
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With NBA fans anticipating the official release of NBA2K11 on October 5th, more and more speculation and rumors about the game keep popping up. Last week, an NBA2K11 commercial was released revealing a new game mode called The Jordan Challenge where you can play as MJ in the most historic games from his career.

Now, video game website kotaku.com reports President Obama will make a cameo in NBA2K11.

“President Obama will make an appearance in NBA 2K11, hosting a White House reception for the NBA champs in a special cinematic included in the game’s Association mode.

Association mode is the persistent franchise simulation where you run a team over the course of several years – longer than two presidential terms, actually. So if you win 12 titles in a row, Obama will greet you for every one of them, like a latter-day FDR.”

Video games just keep getting more  and more realistic. What’s next? Jack Nicholson courtside at Lakers home games? Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spotted in the stands at every single Mavs game, both home and away?

I have a feeling that President Obama’s noted love for the game has something to do with his cameo. Obama played high school basketball in Hawaii and was seen playing pick up basketball on the campaign trail several times.

The 2009 Los Angeles Lakers were the first NBA team to visit President Obama at the White House in January of this year. The Lakers will make another trip to the White House after going back-to-back and winning the 2010 NBA Championship.

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