In a first of its kind, the cover of the 25th-anniversary edition of NBA2K will feature WNBA standout star Candace Parker on the cover. Publisher 2K sports announced the news on Twitter ahead of the 75th anniversary season of the NBA. After the inclusion of WNBA in the 2K20 edition of the game, 2K Sports takes another step forward in making basketball everyone’s game.
The anniversary edition of the game is said to be a GameStop exclusive. Ms. Parker expressed her gratitude in a tweet saying she is “Extremely proud and humbled to be the first female cover athlete in the history of NBA2K”. She also hopes that more athletes will follow the suit. She further wrote:
“I’m honored to work with a company that’s investing in women and betting on us to succeed. I’m hopeful there will be many more badass females to follow”.
The first WNBA player on a cover of NBA 2K 🙌
— NBA 2K (@NBA2K) July 14, 2021
NBA2K will also feature legends of the sport and standout rookies
It was announced that NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dirk Nowitzki will also grace the cover of the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition alongside two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant was also on the cover of 2K13 and 2K15 editions of the game. After his recent Jordan tie-up, rookie and former college basketball star Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards also made it to the cover.