While Kobe goes riding off into the sunset on the Legend Edition, Paul George has been elected as your cover star of NBA 2K17 proper.
The Indiana Pacers star fought valiantly back from a horrific leg injury a few seasons ago, and has since reclaimed a spot amongst the NBA elite. George humbly acknowledged the cover spot, as well as his affection of the game franchise, saying “I have been playing NBA 2K as long as I can remember, and to be honored as cover athlete of NBA 2K17 is a blessing and vote of confidence that my hard work on and off the court has paid off. I’m excited to partner with 2K and hope to help take the franchise to the next level”.
The three-time NBA All-Star is considered by 2K to be one of the series’ all time “most passionate gamers”. Last year George featured on the cover of MyNBA2K16’s Companion app and played a role as a guest commentator during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship. Now, he’s taken the top the spot.
2K is also promoting an “Early Tip-Off” date for the game in the UK. It will likely be headed stateside too. Players that pre-order NBA 2K17 will get their copy of the game a bit early, on Friday, September 16th. This will also include the following extra free throw(ins):
- 5,000 Virtual Currency;
- MyTEAM Bundle (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Paul George Free Agent card);
- And, more to be revealed at a future date.
Below is the cover that will feature Paul George come September.