Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named cover athlete for National Basketball Association 2K21

  • Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named cover athlete for National Basketball Association 2K21

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard named cover athlete for National Basketball Association 2K21

In a video tweet posted Tuesday, developer 2K revealed that the Portland Trail Blazers star will be the cover star for current generation console players and is one of three cover athletes to be announced this week.

"The way that you recognize it is by, you know, AI was on that cover or Kobe was on that cover", Lillard recently told Stadium's Shams Charania.

Many athletes dream of the possibility of one day starring on the cover of a video game.

The next-gen cover athlete for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners will be revealed on Wednesday, and the Legends cover athlete, which will go public Thursday. "Real cool", Lillard said of receiving the cover honor bestowed on Allen Iverson for the first five editions of the game (1999-2004) and Kobe Bryant for "NBA2K10".

"This is a special moment for me in my National Basketball Association career", Lillard said in a statement. "It means a lot to be on the cover of 2k".

"I made it. I'm going to be on the cover of 2K", said Dame as he reacted to the news. I'm grateful to all my fans and can't wait for everyone to experience this game later this year.

No release date for the game has been announced.