In a video tweet posted Tuesday, developer 2K revealed that the Portland Trail Blazers star will be the Cover star for current generation console players and is one of three cover athletes to be announced this week.
"I've been a fan of NBA 2K for years and love how they represent all aspects of basketball culture.
He had previously been on the cover of NBA 2K Online 2, a version of the series released in China.
During a PS5 reveal event on June 11, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson was the focus of a trailer for NBA 2K21, leading to speculation that he might be announced as the next-gen athlete.
There's been no official word on official release dates or rollout for NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles such as PS5 and Xbox Series X; however, other companies such as Electronic Arts, the maker of the Madden and FIFA franchises, have announced arrangements where customers will be able to upgrade their games from PS4/Xbox One to the new consoles which have been announced to be released this holiday season (with no specific date yet announced) at no charge.
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