NBA 2K22 is a swirl of anticipation as speculation about this year's Cover Athlete continues, and newly crowned League MVP Nikola Jokic now has a major claim.
Here's everything we know so far about whether Nikola Jokic could indeed become the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete later this year.
Nikola Jokic crowned League MVP
It seems like the unlikely has become reality more times than can be counted in the last few years, and that's happened once again with the crowning of the NBA MVP.
After being a second-round pick in 2014 and going 41st overall in the NBA Draft, Nikola Jokic has now gone on to become the lowest-drafted player to even win the League MVP honor.
The 26-year-old Serbian center made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2016 and has continued to grind his way to the top as the 2021 NBA Most Valuable Player.
Of course, a win like this means Jokic has now forced his way into the conversation about the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete.
Jokic could end up the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete
While he was already making an impact, winning this MVP honor despite where he was drafted has now solidified Jokic as one of the NBA's biggest stars.
NBA 2K22 will want to put a superstar on their cover like always, and Nikola Jokic is in as perfect a position to claim that spot as he's ever been.
Nothing has been made official, but we should get confirmation of the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete in the coming weeks as the build continues for the upcoming game.
However, it may end up being too late if reports of two Dallas Mavericks superstars already being chosen for the cover turn out to be true.