This year’s 2KSports NBA series is going to take it back… way back. Back when you could tackle someone and not get called for a foul. Back when the sky hook dominated. Back when the shorter the shorts, the longer the… reach.

NBA 2K12 will feature 3 cover athletes: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. The game will also feature an NBA’s Greatest Mode where you can play as some of the most legendary teams in the NBA.

2KSports went to Facebook fan voting to see which one of the greats would join Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson as playable characters. Check out the trailer above to see who made the cut. This game is going to be amazing!!

See you all online… Stockton to Malone all day baby.

NBA 2K12 hits stores October 4, 2011.