GameFocus: "As you may have heard, this year’s NBA 2K game is (as of this writing) the only current basketball simulation available on the market. It also puts former Chicago Bull/Washington Wizard, Hanes’ underwear spokesman and current NBA owner Michael Jordan back in the video game stratosphere since NBA Street Vol. 2. One would have thought that the heavy and incessant marketing focus on His Airness would overshadow the core game itself. Fortunately, NBA 2K11 shines even more than expected thanks to the number of improvements and additions made in comparison to its predecessor."