NBA 2K, The basketball series that started with Allen Iverson as its cover athlete has been as all over the place with their cover athletes has switched their direction again. After a 2 year stint with Shaq, 1 year stops by Chris Paul, KG and Kobe 2k had seemed to find a home with Michael Jordan providing his likeness for the cover of a hoops game for the first time that i can recall since 1988.
Now they’re moving in yet another direction putting 3 of the NBA best young superstars on the cover, Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and 3 time scoring champion Kevin Durant. Since the past 2 games had Jordan specific modes and accomplishments it will be interesting to see if this change brings any new game modes.
Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about, said Durant, who won his third straight scoring title and led the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996. It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick, added Griffin, who helped lead the Clippers to their first postseason since 2006. The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.
It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13, commented Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16 record this season. I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.