LeBron James Will Be the Cover Athlete for NBA 2K19

Some amazing but also kind of predictable news for NBA 2K fans — it was announced today that LeBron James would be gracing the cover of the next installment of the series as the company will release NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition this fall. Aside from the usual bells and whistles, no details were revealed as to what the game would come with, just a list of what would be in the Anniversary Edition, along with a hype video featuring 2 Chainz, Rapsody, and Jerreau. You can check out the video below as well as details from the press release.

"It's humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid," said James. "We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me – from my family to where I come from and words I live by. I'm honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I'm excited for fans to see it."

"This year marks the 30th anniversary for the development team at Visual Concepts and the 20th for the NBA 2K series, so it was important to commemorate this milestone by partnering with the most iconic athlete of this generation in LeBron James," said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. "LeBron's carefully crafted wording on the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition cover encapsulate the passion and drive that have elevated him to all-time greatness making him the perfect cover star."

The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following digital items:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 50,000 MyTEAM points;
  • 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week)
  • Sapphire LeBron James MyTEAM Card;
  • 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered one a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT;
  • LeBron MyCOURT design;
  • King's Collection – Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!)

Physical Items include:

  • LeBron NBA 2K19 poster;
  • NBA 2K sticker sheet;
  • Custom Wristband featuring LeBron's chosen words.

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