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NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete Confirmed As Damian Lillard For Current-Gen

2K has lifted the wraps off the NBA 2K21 cover athlete, confirming Damian Lillard will be gracing the cover of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the upcoming basketball title.

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The five-time NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers player will be featured on the PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch , Google Stadia and Xbox One versions of the game’s cover. You won’t have to wait long to find out who will be gracing the packaging art for the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions though, as 2K will be announcing details on that tomorrow.

Speaking on the announcement, Lillard commented:

This is a special moment for me in my NBA career. I’ve been a fan of NBA 2K for years and love how they represent all aspects of basketball culture. I’ve been playing 2K my whole life and I’m honored to join the other NBA greats who have been on the cover. I’m grateful to all my fans and can’t wait for everyone to experience this game later this year.

Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing for NBA 2K, added:

There are a lot of great players in the NBA today, but Damian Lillard has done a particularly standout job of representing the current generation of NBA superstar. From his cultural influence, musical success, off the court leadership, and on court domination, he’s the perfect fit for our cover of NBA 2K21 on current-generation platforms; we’re honored to have him.

NBA 2K21 pre-orders will go live on July 2, at which point the game’s release date and pricing will also be confirmed.