The NBA Finals have begun and all I have to say is, “Let’s go Heat!” Now that it is out of my system, 2013 NBA MVP and Miami Heat player LeBron James has joined the ranks of an elite group of athletes who are preserved in history as a cover athlete for the best selling basketball video game, NBA 2K. 2K Sports has officially announced that LeBron James will make his video game cover debut on NBA 2K14, leading 2K Sports’ franchise into the next-generation. You can check out the cover reveal trailer below:[youtube http://youtu.be/KiQEqZ-QuUo]
Regarding his place on the cover, LeBron was quoted as saying, “My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K. I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it’s amazing to be a part of this great tradition,” said James, who is currently defending the Miami Heat’s world championship in the NBA Finals. “I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it.”
In addition to the cover reveal, LeBron James will also have bonus content in the game for those who pre-order it on PS3 and Xbox 360. This is called the King James Bonus Pack. You can see the video for that below as well:[youtube http://youtu.be/xAoS4l1oi5U]
The King James Bonus Pack includes:
- 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition;
- Extra content for the new Path to Greatness mode;
- LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode;
- The all-new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.