Jun 26, 2012

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Durant, D. Rose and Griffin to Grace the Cover of NBA 2K13

Durant, D. Rose and Griffin to Grace the Cover of NBA 2K13

2K Sports today announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for NBA 2K13. Last year NBA 2K12 featured the legendary Michael Jordan.

It’s nice to see 2K highlight the NBA’s younger superstars as they have already become some of the most recognizable players in the game. With a three-time scoring champ, an MVP and a slam dunk champion, these three players are great examples of what makes the NBA so exciting and makes them a perfect fit to grace the cover of NBA 2K13.

Here’s what they had to say about being on the cover:

“Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I always dreamt about ,” said Durant. Kevin Durant won his third straight scoring title and led the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996, when they were called the Seattle Supersonics. “It’s definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.”

“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” added Griffin. “The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.”

“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” said Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16 record this season. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.”

NBA 2K13 will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Gamers can pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive the downloadable NBA All-Star package.

[Source: 2K sports]