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NBA 2k Cover Athletes

The NBA 2K franchise has become a staple in the world of sports video games. Every year, fans eagerly await the announcement of the next cover athlete for the popular basketball game. In this article, we’ll take a look at all the NBA 2K cover athletes from the past to the present.

  1. Allen Iverson – NBA 2K The first-ever cover athlete for the NBA 2K series was none other than Allen Iverson. The game was released in 1999 and featured the Philadelphia 76ers star point guard on the cover.
  2. Ben Wallace – NBA 2K5 In 2004, NBA 2K5 featured Ben Wallace, the four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, on the cover. Wallace played for the Detroit Pistons at the time and led them to an NBA Championship in 2004.
  3. Shaquille O’Neal – NBA 2K6 Shaquille O’Neal, who played for the Miami Heat at the time, graced the cover of NBA 2K6. The game was released in 2005 and featured new gameplay mechanics and improved graphics.
  4. Chris Paul – NBA 2K8 Chris Paul, who played for the New Orleans Hornets at the time, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K8. The game featured a revamped post play system and introduced the ability to perform fancy dribble moves.
  5. Kobe Bryant – NBA 2K10 Kobe Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K10. The game featured improved graphics and introduced the MyPlayer mode, which allowed players to create and develop their own basketball player.
  6. Michael Jordan – NBA 2K11 NBA 2K11 featured Michael Jordan on the cover, a first for the franchise. The game celebrated Jordan’s career and included several game modes that allowed players to relive some of Jordan’s most iconic moments.
  7. LeBron James – NBA 2K14 LeBron James, who played for the Miami Heat at the time, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K14. The game featured a new mode called Path to Greatness, which allowed players to guide James’ career in a choose-your-own-adventure style.
  8. Stephen Curry – NBA 2K16 Stephen Curry, who had just won his first NBA MVP award, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K16. The game introduced new features such as the 2K Pro-Am mode, which allowed players to team up with friends and compete against other teams online.
  9. Kyrie Irving – NBA 2K18 Kyrie Irving, who had just been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K18. The game featured a new mode called The Neighborhood, which allowed players to interact with each other in a virtual open-world environment.
  10. Anthony Davis – NBA 2K20 Anthony Davis, who had just been traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers, was the cover athlete for NBA 2K20. The game featured improved gameplay mechanics and introduced the WNBA to the franchise.
  11. Damian Lillard – NBA 2K21 The most recent cover athlete for NBA 2K is Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. NBA 2K21 features several improvements to gameplay mechanics and graphics, as well as a new mode called MyTEAM Limited.

Here is a list of all the NBA 2K cover athletes:

  1. NBA 2K – Allen Iverson (2000)
  2. NBA 2K1 – Allen Iverson (2001)
  3. NBA 2K2 – Allen Iverson (2002)
  4. NBA 2K3 – Allen Iverson (2003)
  5. ESPN NBA Basketball – Steve Francis (2004)
  6. ESPN NBA 2K5 – Ben Wallace (2005)
  7. NBA 2K6 – Shaquille O’Neal (2006)
  8. NBA 2K7 – Shaquille O’Neal (2007)
  9. NBA 2K8 – Chris Paul (2008)
  10. NBA 2K9 – Kevin Garnett (2009)
  11. NBA 2K10 – Kobe Bryant (2010)
  12. NBA 2K11 – Michael Jordan (2011)
  13. NBA 2K12 – Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird (2012)
  14. NBA 2K13 – Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose (2013)
  15. NBA 2K14 – LeBron James (2014)
  16. NBA 2K15 – Kevin Durant (2015)
  17. NBA 2K16 – Stephen Curry (2016)
  18. NBA 2K17 – Paul George (2017)
  19. NBA 2K18 – Kyrie Irving (2018)
  20. NBA 2K19 – LeBron James (2019)
  21. NBA 2K20 – Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade (2019)
  22. NBA 2K21 – Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson, Kobe Bryant (2020)
  23. NBA 2k22 – Zion Williamson, Damian Lillard, Kobe Bryant (2021)
  24. NBA 2k22 – Luka Doncic, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant (2021)
  25. NBA 2k23 -Devin Booker, Michael Jordan, Sue Bird
  26. NBA 2k24

In conclusion, the NBA 2K franchise has had a long and storied history of cover athletes. From Allen Iverson to Damian Lillard, each cover athlete has left their mark on the franchise in their own unique way. With NBA 2