NBA 2K17 Kobe Slam

While tonight marks the last time that Kobe will play a professional NBA game, the new trailer for NBA 2K17 makes it known that Kobe isn’t retiring in their world. 2K Games today announced that the Black Mamba himself is set to don the cover of the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17.

The Legend Edition of NBA 2K17 “will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.” Kobe himself acknowledged the news, stating that “it’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.”

Here’s the actual cover itself:

NBA 2K17 Kobe Cover

Players that decide to preorder the game’s Legend Edition will be entitled to the following physical items:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster.
  • Two Kobe Panini playing cards.
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.

And the following digital content:

  • 30,000 Virtual Currency.
  • MyTEAM Bundle + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use card).
  • Nike Kobe 11 retirement shoes.
  • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey.
  • Kobe hoodie.
  • And, more!

Kobe gracing the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17 marks his second appearance as a cover star for the franchise. The regular edition of the title will be revealed during the NBA 2K17 Road to the Finals event that will take place in June. Checkout 2K’s announcement trailer just below.

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.