NBA 2K21 Cover Athletes: All covers - Mamba Forever Edition, Next-Gen, Current-Gen, Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson, Kobe Bryant, trailers, latest news & more

The latest NBA 2K21 reveal comes in a huge trailer covering MyCAREER and The Neighborhood!

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Now that we're only a couple days out from release, let's go over everything you need to know about NBA 2K21, and how the covers will look for each edition.

Latest News - NCAA College Basketball Returns!

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NBA 2K21 announced via an awesome new trailer that NCAA college basketball will be returning to the MyCAREER game mode. It will offer 10 programs you can play for, and how you perform will affect your future in the league!

The trailer also revealed the Neighborhood's newest setting, 2K Beach.

Watch the full trailer below:

Mamba Forever Edition

2K has revealed their Legend Edition cover, renamed the Mamba Forever Edition in honor of Kobe Bryant.

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TWO COVERS: On the left is the current-gen cover, on the right the next-gen

We all expected it, but 2K has gone above and beyond with their complete rebrand of the edition as a tribute to Kobe.

Next-Gen Standard Edition

The New Orleans Pelicans power forward and #1 pick Zion Williamson gets this amazing NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Standard Edition cover on 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!

Current-Gen Standard Edition

Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard will be a cover athlete for NBA 2K21's Current-Gen Standard Edition on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

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

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Fans of Damian Lillard know how well deserved this cover is after years of putting the Blazers franchise on his back.

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This cover announcement was a huge surprise, and a very welcome one to finally give Lillard his deserved spot.

Release date confirmed

Along with the Kobe reveal, 2K has confirmed the release date for NBA 2K21!

You can hit the court on 4 September.

Gameplay Trailer is here!

A brand-new NBA 2K21 trailer is here!

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Showing off some flashy dribbles, amazing dunks, and a buzzer-beater from cover star Damian Lillard, the hype train is powering forward for NBA 2K21!

Gameplay Changes

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There are tons of new NBA 2K21 gameplay features that will change how we hit the court.

This news also comes with a confirmed NBA 2K21 demo release day, which is 24 August.

Pre-order

You can pre-order NBA 2K21 now!

There are lots of bonuses you get for pre-ordering each version, so be sure to secure your copy before launch.

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