Giannis Antetokounmpo joins LeBron James as the cover athlete for NBA 2K19.
2K Games have announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo, the forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, will be the cover athlete for the standard edition of NBA 2K19. He joins LeBron James, who is the cover athlete for the special editions of the game, as being the cover star for this year’s edition of the long running basketball series.
Antetokounmpo also marks the first time an international star has been the cover athlete for an NBA game- he’s Greek, while every other NBA 2K cover artist so far has been American. Given his incredible popularity among his fans, as well as his stature – he’s been selected for the All Star team for two seasons straight now – he should help move a fair few copies of the game all on his own- not that NBA 2K needs any help selling, obviously.
NBA 2K19 launches on September 11 this year. It will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.