Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA 2K19 cover athlete

NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2018 07:20 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA 2K19 cover athlete
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NBA.com staff report

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo's meteoric rise to NBA stardom will reach a new level later this summer when he's featured on the cover of NBA 2K19.

Antetokounmpo unveiled the cover on Instagram, saying he's, "honored to be the first international player featured on the cover of NBA 2K."

Earlier this summer, NBA 2K announced that LeBron James would grace the cover of their 20th Anniversary Edition of NBA 2K19.

During the 2017-18 season, Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to their second consecutive playoff berth and the team’s most wins since the 2009-10 season. He set new career highs in points (26.9) and rebounds (10.0) per game in addition to dishing out 4.8 assists per game, second-highest of his career. He also shot a career-best 52.9 percent from the field.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was the cover athlete for last season's edition of the game.

NBA 2K has been the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game for 17 years. The 2K19 edition will be available worldwide on Sept. 11.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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