NBA 2k11 = Sports Game of the Year?

I didn't realize it was possible to love a sports video game so much, even though you could care less about the sport it's based on.  For as good as NBA 2k11 is, it feels somewhat bittersweet as I can't help but think what NFL 2k11 would be like.  I know there's All Pro Football 2k8, but lets be honest, NFL 2k5 still is the best NFL simulation around.