NBA 2K18 to Feature Kyrie Irving on Standard Edition Cover

2K Games have announced that Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers will be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18 Standard Edition. This will be Irving’s first time appearing on the cover of a 2K game. NBA 2K18 is scheduled to launch on September 15th, 2017, for the PC and pretty much every console you can think of.

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NBA 2K18 to Feature Kyrie Irving on Standard Edition Cover
NBA 2K18 to Feature Kyrie Irving on Standard Edition Cover

Kyrie “Ankletaker” Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, is going to be on the cover of the Standard Edition of NBA 2K18. He’s currently at a great spot in his career, taking into account his current domination with the Cavaliers. His statement on NBA 2K18 was brief and to the point:

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. 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.

Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K, also had a few words to say:

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. He’s a more-than-worthy recipient of this honor, and joins so many other greats who were cover athletes before him.

NBA 2K18 is coming out on September 15th, 2017. You’ll be able to get it on the PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 360, and the Nintendo Switch for $69.99. The version for the PS4, Switch, PC and Xbox One will contain the following content, among other stuff:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs
  • Kyrie Outfit Pack

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold will feature Shaquille O’Neal. They’ll cost $99.99 and $149.99, and it will feature a whole bunch of additional content to give you more bang for your buck.

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