2K Sports announced that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for their upcoming NBA 2K13, the next installment of their top-selling NBA title.
“Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about,” said Durant, who won his third straight scoring title and led the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996. “It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.”
In their young but impressive careers, all three players have each taken the NBA by storm. The trio are past winners of the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and have also amassed eight All-Star berths, three scoring titles, and one MVP award between them. ”There are many young superstars in today’s NBA, but we’ve selected three incredible athletes for the cover of NBA 2K13 that represent the NBA well,” concluded Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s clear to us that Blake, Derrick and Kevin are the most deserving guys to inherit the NBA 2K cover from Jordan, Magic and Bird.”
NBA 2K13 is slated to drop October 2nd in North America, and then launch internationally on October 5th.
For fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers, they will in order to receive the downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite on day one at no extra cost.
For more info, visit 2KSports.com.