Press play on this video and read that headline in the voice of former Chicago Bulls public address Ray Clay, because the game's soundtrack includes "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project, the team's intro song during the Michael Jordan era.
Deep down, although this is just me tossing coins in a fountain, I was holding out hope the game would surprise us with "Roundball Rock", the famed opening theme for the NBA on NBC, another piece of music closely identifiable with the Jordan years. Interestingly, John Tesh, who composed that song, owns it - NBC does not. I don't know if that makes it more or less difficult to get it into a game. People would jump right out of their shoes if they got to play a game kicked off by both that and "Sirius". But if it really was coming, I think 2K would have said something.
Here's the list of 27 songs in NBA 2K11, due out on October 5.
1. Snoop Dogg - NBA 2K Theme 2. Big Boi - Shutterbug 3. Drake - Over 4. Cassidy - Game Time 5. Ron Artest - Champion 6. Duck-Down All-Stars feat. Buckshot, Skyzoo, Promise, and Sean Price - Better Than You 7. The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius 8. Art vs. Science - Hollywood 9. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Rocketship 10. Brunettes - Red Rollerskates 11. Chicharones - Little By Little 12. Children Collide - Skeleton Dance 13. Constellations feat. Asher Roth- We're Here To Save The Day 14. Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies (Remix) 15. Delorean - Deli 16. Ev - Home Of The Brave (Instrumental) 17. Failsafe - Hope & Only If We Learn 18. HOGNI - Bow Down 19. Kidz In Space - Downtime 20. Middleman - It's Not Over Yet 21. Rakaa feat. Aloe Blaac - Crown Of Thorns 22. The Redland - So Far 23. The Russian Futurists - Paul Simon & Precious Metals 24. Sonny Bones - Rise 25. Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk 26. Yung Autmatik & Bayroot Productions - Go Hard or Go Home 27. Dux Jones - Pourin' It On