Kevin Durant Chosen as Cover Athlete for NBA 2K15


2K Sports has just revealed that reigning MVP Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder has received the honor of being cover athlete for NBA 2K15.

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The announcement comes with an image of Durant with a background of what appears to be a new court for the online mode “The Park”. The game's new tagline is 'Your Time Has Come'.

This is not the first time KD has been featured on a basketball video game cover. He appeared on EA's NCAA March Madness 08 and on 2K's NBA 2K13 along with Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin. It's also worth mentioning that Durant has done a deal to be featured as the cover star of NBA Elite 11, but unfortunately the game was cancelled.

“I begged them to put me on the cover. I don't think anybody plays NBA 2K as much as I do. It's so authentic.” -@KDTrey5

“I’m honored to be selected for the cover of NBA 2K,” said Durant, who is currently playing for OKC Thunder against LA Clippers during this year’s NBA Playoffs. “I’ve been an avid fan and player of NBA 2K since I was a kid, and being selected as the sole cover athlete of NBA 2K15 is an amazing accomplishment at this point of my life. I feel like my time has come.”

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NBA 2K Cover History
Game Title Release Date Cover Athletes
NBA 2K November 10, 1999 Allen Iverson
NBA 2K1 November 1, 2000 Allen Iverson
NBA 2K2 October 24, 2001 Allen Iverson
NBA 2K3 October 7, 2002 Allen Iverson
ESPN NBA Basketball October 21, 2003 Allen Iverson
ESPN NBA 2K5 September 28, 2004 Ben Wallace
NBA 2K6 September 26, 2005 Shaquille O'Neal
NBA 2K7 September 25, 2006 Shaquille O'Neal
NBA 2K8 October 2, 2007 Chris Paul
NBA 2K9 October 7, 2008 Kevin Garnett
NBA 2K10 October 6, 2009 Kobe Bryant
NBA 2K11 October 5, 2010 Michael Jordan
NBA 2K12 October 4, 2011 Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
NBA 2K13 October 2, 2012 Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin
NBA 2K14 October 1, 2013 LeBron James
NBA 2K15 October 7, 2014 Kevin Durant

NBA 2K15 is a video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 7, 2014 in North America and October 9, 2014 in Asia, Australia and Europe.