NBA 2K21 Cover: Third athlete reveal, Next-gen cover, reveal, news, updates, 3 cover stars, trailer, Legends Edition & more

It’s always a coveted spot, but who will be the face of 2K’s next basketball game?

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The hype for NBA 2K21 is gathering pace thanks to cover athlete reveals.

We now know two of the NBA 2K21 cover stars!

Let’s go over the details.


Latest news – third cover star reveal today

2K will announce the third and final cover star today at 10am ET / 3pm BST.

We all expect it to be a Kobe Bryant Legend Edition cover, but we’ll have to wait and see!

Zion Williamson next-gen cover athlete

The New Orleans Pelicans power forward and #1 pick Zion Williamson gets this amazing NBA 2K21 cover for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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GOING UP : Rise above the rest with Zion on next-gen

The new consoles don’t have a release date yet, but when they do arrive NBA 2K21 players will have this amazing cover art for the game!

Damian Lillard cover for current-gen

Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard will be a cover athlete for NBA 2K21!

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FLYING HIGH: Lillard’s epic dunk is on the cover!

However, he’s only the cover star for current generation platforms.

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That is the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and Stadia.


Third cover athlete prediction

2K has promised three cover athletes for NBA 2K21, but if next-gen and current-gen are covered then what’s left?

The answer is editions!

The Legends Edition usually has its own cover athlete, and there is really only one candidate for this spot.

Kobe Bryant sadly passed away in early 2020 and is a legend in everyone’s eyes. Fans expect, and want, 2K to pay tribute to the Lakers hero with a cover spot this year.

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