A lot has been happening in the basketball world since yesterday, and just as the day is about to wind down we have another news for you all. Two-Time NBA All Star Giannis Antetokounmpo will become NBA2K19 Cover Athlete. Known as the “Greek Freak” for his incredible athletic abilities, he was the first NBA player in history to finish a regular season ranked in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. The NBA 2K19 cover features key words and phrases which hold significance to Antetokounmpo including “Father’s Legacy,” “Fear the Deer,” “Phenom” and of course “Athens,” paying homage to his hometown in Greece.
“I am honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of NBA 2K19,” said Antetokounmpo. “I love playing NBA 2K so this means a lot to me. I have worked hard to earn recognition in the NBA and being on the cover of NBA 2K19 is a dream come true.”
Here’s a video of NBA 2K19 Cover Athlete Antetokounmpo;
Pre-orders for the NBA 2K19 Standard Edition include the following digital items:
- 5,000 Virtual Currency
- 10 MyTEAM packs (delivered one a week)
- 1 Giannis Antetokounmpo Sapphire MyTEAM card
The NBA 2K19 Standard Edition will be available on September 11, 2018 for US$59.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms. The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on September 7, 2018 for US$99.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms.
Players looking to get a head start on NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER can download the all-new NBA 2K19: The Prelude beginning on August 31, 2018 available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.