NBA 2K series are set to celebrate 20 years of existence and would release a special 20th Anniversary Edition of NBA 2K19 with Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James as the cover athlete.
“It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid,” James said in a statement. “We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me — from my family to where I come from and words I live by. I’m honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I’m excited for fans to see it.”
The cover features a variety of words and phrases often associated with the best basketball player in the world, including:
✨ Chosen One: A reference to the tattoo he has on his back (the subject of a recent Nike commercial).
✨ Strive for Greatness: James’ own personal mantra.
✨ St-V-M: A reference to the Akron high school he attended, St. Vincent-St. Mary.
✨ G.O.A.T: Greatest of all-time (sorry, Michael Jordan)
✨ Equality: Emphasizes James’ social activism
✨ I Promise: The LeBron James Family Foundation funded the I Promise School in Akron for at-risk kids.