Sports titles just aren't supposed to be game-of-the-year contenders. Their annualized nature sends the message that this year's game, no matter how great, won't be worth owning in 365 days. If anything could rise above that, it is NBA 2K11.
Comedy is the context of this newly minted featuring five NBAers stumping for NBA 2K11, but for gamers, the takeaway is the in-game footage of "The Jordan Challenge." And, well, Derrick Rose decorating a cake. And basting a turkey.