EA didn't release an NBA Live in 2019, but we are fully expecting to see NBA Live 21 this year.
After taking a year off, the basketball war is set to rekindle and the first battle will be over the cover star.
Who is the NBA Live 21 cover athlete?
As is the case with many competing franchises (Like FIFA and Madden), there is always a battle to have the biggest and best players on the cover of the game.
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The most recent cover star for NBA Live was the Philadelphia 76ers dominant center, Joel Embiid, but this choice marked a distinct change in direction from the pattern set in previous years.
In fact, the last 5 editions of NBA Live all featured point guards as their cover stars.
Right now we don't know who will be on the cover of NBA Live 21, but there are few clear choices.
NBA Live 21 cover athlete predictions
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There are a lot of stars around the NBA that could make the cover. However, there are some front-runners EA should consider.
The Brooklyn Nets star was due to miss this season with an Achilles injury, but it looks like the whole season will be off now thanks to coronavirus.
When it returns, KD will too. That makes him the perfect man to be on the front of EA's NBA Live revival.
Few rookies have had the impact that Zion Williamson had in his first season.
The New Orleans Pelicans star is one of the most exciting players to come into the NBA in years and certainly has a buzz about him.
The Greek Freak is the best player in basketball right now and will soon hit free agency.
Where his future lies is one of the biggest stories in the sport, so why not put him on the cover.
Whilst an official confirmation for the game has not yet been made by EA, looking at past releases we expect that any potential release would hit the shelves in September time.
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