On May 7, 1989, Michael Jordan sent the Cleveland Cavaliers home with one of the most iconic buzzer beating shots in the history of basketball.
One of the coolest things that has happened in sports gaming is the reintroduction of the Jordan Challenges in NBA 2K23.
Originally introduced in NBA 2K11, the Jordan Challenges provide gamers and basketball fans with an incomparable homage to the career of Michael Jordan, the Greatest Basketball Player of All-Time.
Back in 2K11, there were only 10 challenges, now there are 15. One of the new challenges is the one from my video above: The Shot.
Most of the challenges in 2K23 and all of the challenges from 2k11, were full games from MJ’s career. Having this quick mini-game to recreate this iconic moment is one of the great reasons that separates 2K23 from 2K11.
Not to mention the era-specific broadcast visuals and the accuracy to announcers.
2K23 is making strides to be the greatest basketball video game of all-time because of changes like this.
I haven’t even gotten to dig into MyNBA Eras mode, where it’s possible to jump in a time machine and alter NBA History from 1983 on.
I want to record and upload more of my Jordan Challenge experience, and maybe some of my MyNBA Eras seasons. But once again, I’m just happy to be adding to this blog again.
Let me figure out how to trade Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to the Bulls, still draft Michael Jordan and have a Chicago Bulls dynasty that lasts for 40 years and then I’ll be back!