NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry is now the favorite for NBA 2K23 cover athlete

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We're likely not far from the reveal of who will be on the NBA 2K23 cover. Because of this, we have an idea of who will be displayed on the front.

We believe that the NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry will be your cover athlete this year. Why? We'll go into more detail on that below.

Let's take a look at Curry and some other potential candidates.

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Steph Curry NBA 2K23 Cover

Out of all the players in the NBA, nobody quite lights up a scoreboard like Steph Curry. Along with that, his leadership skills are paramount.

Curry won the NBA Finals MVP when he led the Warriors to another championship after beating the Celtics in just six games. In our opinion, he should undoubtedly be on the NBA 2K23 cover.

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STANDARD EDITION: Could Steph Curry be your NBA 2K23 cover athlete

Curry had plenty of accolades this season that should land him on the cover along with the NBA Finals MVP trophy. In December, Curry landed the record for the most 3-point shots made in the NBA.

Here are a few reasons why we believe Curry is the best choice:

  • Stephen Curry
    • Broke the NBA record for most threes in a year (507)
    • Broke Ray Allen's record for most career threes
    • Became the first player ever with 3,000 three-pointers
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He ranked 10th in the NBA in points per game (25.5), shooting 45.9% from the field and 39.7% from the three-point line. In our minds, he's a shoo-in for the NBA 2K23 cover.

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Other NBA 2K23 Cover Candidates

Although we feel that Curry is the obvious choice, there are a few players that have added their names to the current odds.

However, does Ja Morant really have a chance at being on the NBA 2K23 cover? This is a possibility, however, we feel it's small in comparison to Curry's odds.

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OTHER CHOICES: Memphis superstar Ja Morant could earn a NBA 2K cover

Jayson Tatum and Nikola Jokic also showed up on the NBA 2K23 cover athlete odds that were revealed by SportsBetting.aq.

Jokic has a few accolades under his belt in 2022 as does Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid:

  • Nikola Jokic
    • 2022 NBA Most Valuable Player
    • Averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game
  • Jayson Tatum
    • Averaged 26.9 points per game through the regular season
    • Led the Boston Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals
    • Was vital in eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Joel Embiid
    • Averaged over 30 points per game during the regular season
    • Averaged a double-double over the season
    • Shot just under 50% during the season.
    • Was a candidate for MVP but lost to Nikola Jokic
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Now, let's take a look at the current odds for the NBA 2K23 cover athlete.

NBA 2K23 Cover Athlete Odds

Now that we've covered who and why the players we mentioned could end up on the NBA 2K23 cover. Let's take a look at the current odds as well.

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Just a few days ago, Ja Morant jumped ahead in the cover athlete odds on OddShark. This is slightly strange considering the Grizzlies didn't do very well in the postseason.

To be fair, these odds are of June 15, which was a day before the Warriors won the NBA Finals:

  • Ja Morant+100
  • Nikola Jokic+300
  • Jayson Tatum+400
  • Joel Embiid+450
  • Stephen Curry+500
  • Devin Booker+2500
  • LaMelo Ball+2800
  • Trae Young+3300
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To learn more about the NBA 2K23 cover athlete odds, follow this link.