2K Games Name Kyrie Irving the Cover Athlete for NBA 2K18 Standard Edition

Are you excited to see Kyrie as the cover athlete?

In early May we learned that 2K Games have decided on the legend cover athlete for NBA 2K18, which happened to be Shaquille O’ Neal. Today the company has announced the cover athlete for the standard edition.

As you can see down below, Kyrie Irving the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard has been named the athlete for this year’s title. Being the cover athlete for the 2K Games is no easy feat and Kyrie knows that as he is “honored to be the cover athlete.”

“It is well known that I’m an avid player of this series and I am honored to be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18 ,” said Kyrie Irving, who has his sights set on another ring and is making a run for back-to-back championships. “It’s surreal to be featured on the cover and I can’t wait to dominate on the virtual court with all of my fans this fall.”

NBA 2K18 will come with a couple of variations – players can choose the standard edition, the legend edition, and the legend edition gold, each of which will come with their own perks.

Check out down below for the full list of what each edition comes with:

Standard Edition: 

  • 500 VC
  • 10 weekly MyTeam Packs (with Team 2K card)
  • MyPlayer apparel

 Legend Edition ($99.99):

  •  100,000 VC
  •  20 MyTEAM Packs to build your perfect fantasy team, delivered one a week, featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random Team 2K Free Agent card, and more!
  •  Shaq Attaq shoes
  •  Rookie Shaq jersey
  •  Shaq Official Logo shirt
  •  Shaq “nickname” jersey
  •  Shaq Championship ringPhysical items:
  • Poster
  •  5 Panini cards (out of 10 possible)
  •  Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
 Legend Edition Gold ($149.99):
  • 250,000 VC
  •  40 MyTEAM Packs to build your perfect fantasy team (delivered one a week). Featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random Team 2K Free Agent card, and more!
  •  Shaq Attaq shoes
  •  Rookie Shaq jersey
  •  Shaq Official Logo shirt
  •  Shaq “nickname” jersey
  •  Shaq Championship ring
  •  Mitchell & Ness Shaq jersey collection – 5 in total
  •  Additional MyPLAYER apparel itemsPhysical items:
  •  Poster
  •  All 10 Panini Cards
  •  Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
  •  Lenticular

NBA 2K18 will launch on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nitendo Switch on September 19. For more coverage on NBA 2K18, be sure to stay tuned to Gameranx.