NBA 2k9 had all the legend except jordan but that is because you need to buy a license from Jordan himself to use him in the game. That is the main reason why you see jordan in a few NBA games and then player number 23 few games after.
yeah i remember jordan being in nba 2k2 a long a.ss time ago for ps2 when he made his second comeback on the wiozards. that was like the only time i ever used michael jordan on an nba 2k game.
but as far as the other legends on 2k9, i always use george gervin, doctor j, sidney moncrief, larry johnson, wilt the stilt, artis gilmore, spencer haywood. most of those guys are an easy two points. michael ray richardson is in beast mode in that game too.