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Larry Bird lands on 'NBA 2K12' cover

Labor strife leads to the title going retro again.

Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson will be featured on separate covers for 2K Sports' "NBA 2K12" title, the company announced today.



The game is due to ship Oct. 4 -- when the NBA, most likely, will still be embroiled in a lockout.



It is not clear how the players will factor into the game itself. Jordan was on the cover -- and an integral part -- of "NBA 2K11."



It's not Bird's first appearance on a video game cover. The very old among you might remember 1983's classic "One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird," which is exactly what it sounds like. A sequel, "Jordan vs. Bird," was released five years later.



 
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