Relive The Greatest’s Moments in NBA 2K11’s Jordan Challenge [UPDATED]

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Yes, you’re going to get to play as Michael Jordan in NBA 2K11. You know that already. Today, 2K Sports revealed exactly what that will look like.

In a new mode called the Jordan Challenge, you’ll be tasked to play through 10 legendary games from His Airness’ career. Here’s a snippet from the press release:

While playing The Jordan Challenge, fans can try to stun the world in Jordan’s self-described greatest game by torching the Cavaliers by 69 points in March of 1990; attempt to battle back from the flu to defeat the Jazz in Game 6 of the 1997 finals; or leave the world wanting more as they relive one of Jordan’s finest performances during his last game as a Chicago Bull on June 14, 1998. In addition to The Jordan Challenge mode, gamers will have the unique opportunity to play as some of the greatest teams in NBA history, including the ‘85-’86, ’89-’90, ’90-’91, ’94-’95, ’95-’96, ’96-’97, and ’97-’98 Chicago Bulls.

NBA 2K11 hits stores in October.

Update: Here’s a complete list of the Jordan Challenge games and objective. Being like Mike is gonna be pretty tough.

The Jordan Challenge

The Arrival
When:  April 20, 1986.  Game 2, 1st round playoffs vs. Celtics
Goal 1:  Score 63+ points
Goal 2:  Shoot 50%+ from the field

One-liner: Jordan made his mark with this 63 point playoff game against a heavily favored Celtics team.

69 Points
When:  March 28, 1990.  Regular season game vs. Cavs
Goal 1:  Score 69+ points
Goal 2:  Shoot 50%+ from the field
Goal 3:  Win the game
One-liner: This time Jordan gets the win by dropping 69 points and putting a dent in the Cavaliers’ playoff plans.

Shootout
When:  Any date in 1990.  Regular season game vs. Hawks
Goal 1:  Outscore Dominique
Goal 2:  Hold Dominique under 25 Points
Goal 3:  Win the game
One-liner: Jordan and Dominique Wilkins face off in some of the all-time greatest scoring performances of the era.

Bad Boys
When:  May 26, 1990.  Game 3, Eastern Conference Finals vs. Pistons
Goal 1:  Score 47+ points
Goal 2:  Win the game

One-liner: Jordan showed the Pistons and the world that no defensive strategy could stop him for long.

1991 NBA Finals
When:  June 2 thru June 12, 1991 vs. Lakers
Goal 1:  Average 31.0+ points
Goal 2:  Shoot 55%+ from the field
Goal 3:  Win the series
One-liner: Jordan silenced the doubters by coming back from a game one embarrassment to thrash the Lakers in these Finals.

The Shrug
When:  June 3, 1992.  Game 1, 1st round playoffs vs. Blazers
Goal 1:  Score 35+ points in the first half
Goal 2:  Make 6+ threes in the first half
Goal 3:  Hold Drexler to under 20 points
Goal 4:  Win the Game

One-liner: Just to prove a point, Jordan sets the tone for the series by dominating the first half of this first Finals game.

Double Nickel
When:  March 18, 1995.  Regular season game vs. Knicks
Goal 1:  Score 55+ points
Goal 2:  Shoot 55%+ from the field
Goal 3:  Win the game

One-liner: After a stint with the bat, Jordan returns to New York to tear up the Knicks for 55 points and an unforgettable pass.

Father’s Day Victory
When:  June 16, 1996.  Game 6, 1996 Finals (last game of series as Bulls won 4-2) vs. Sonics
Goal 1:  Score 22+ points
Goal 2:  Grab 9+ rebounds
Goal 3:  Win the game

One-liner: Michael ran the table over the entire league but this fourth title would prove to be just as special as his first.

The Flu Game
When:  June 11, 1997.  Game 6, 1997 Finals (not the last game of the series as it went to 7) vs. Jazz
Goal 1:  Score 38+ points
Goal 2:  Grab 7+ rebounds
Goal 3:  Win the game

One-liner: A very ill Jordan still manages to both dominate the game and hit the winning shot in the last seconds of the game.

Michael’s Last Dance
When:  June 14, 1998.  Game 6, 1998 Finals vs. Jazz
Goal 1:  Score 45+ points
Goal 2:  Get 4+ steals
Goal 3:  Win the game

One-liner: With one final resounding shot, Jordan seals both his legacy and the fate of the Jazz’s championship hopes.

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