The latest face of the NBA 2K franchise will be Kyrie Irving a former Rookie of the Year in the NBA. The Cleveland Cavalier point guard, who is making a repeat appearance in the NBA finals against the Goldenstate Warriors, will appear on the cover of NBA 2K18 which releases September 19, 2017. The 2012 Rookie of the Year, 2014 All-Star game MVP, and 2016 NBA Champion was chosen in part for his performance in the 2016 finals, averaging a team-high 27.1 points per game in the Cavalier’s huge upset of the Stephan Curry led Goldenstate Warriors.
“It is well known that I’m an avid player of this series and I am honored to be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18,” said Kyrie Irving, who has his sights set on another ring and is making a run for back-to-back championships. “It’s surreal to be featured on the cover and I can’t wait to dominate on the virtual court with all of my fans this fall.”
“It’s obvious that Kyrie isn’t disappearing from the spotlight anytime soon, so we’re thrilled to have him as our cover athlete, alongside Shaq for the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “He’s a more-than-worthy recipient of this honor, and joins so many other greats who were cover athletes before him.”
The NBA 2K18 standard edition which features Irving on the cover will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch and PC September 19, 2017, and includes:
- 5,000 Virtual Currency;
- 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
- Kyrie Outfit Pack;
- And more!
A Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold feature NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal on the cover and several bits of bonus content including Panini trading cards and a Shaq poster for physical editions and more currency, a bunch of MyTEAM packs as well as Shaq in-game items to help out your balling game.