2K Games unveiled today that the Indiana Pacer’s three-time All Star shooting guard Paul George is on the cover of NBA 2k17.
The athlete had an amazing comeback this season averaging a career best 23.1 points after overcoming an injury riddled season the year prior. George broke his leg in the off season during a Team USA scrimmage. He later came back in the season only to injure his knees in six games and in the final game of the Pacer’s season as they failed to make the playoffs. He helped his team get back into the playoffs in 2015-16 and into the second round of the playoffs where the Pacer’s lost a tough series to the Toronto Raptors.
“I have been playing NBA 2K as long as I can remember, and to be honored as cover athlete of NBA 2K17 is a blessing and vote of confidence that my hard work on and off the court has paid off, I’m excited to partner with 2K and hope to help take the franchise to the next level”. -Paul George
“Paul is a natural fit for the cover and a true embodiment of what we represent and bring to the table for gamers and basketball fans alike.” – Alfie Brodie Vice President of Market for 2K
2K also revealed today that players who preorder can receive their copy on Friday September, 16th 2016 with some extra digital goodies. 5,000 Virtual Currency, MyTeam Bundle (3 Packs which include 3 copies of Paul George Free Agent Card) and more to be announced.
Earlier this year they also announced that there will be a NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legendary Edition, which celebrates the career of the recently retired Lakers icon. This pack will include 100,000 Virtual Currency, 3 team packs (with a guranteed Michael Jordan Free Agent Card) and Nike Kobe Shoe Collection.
NBA 2k17 will be available on PC, Ps4,Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Ps3. What do you guys think about Paul George being the cover athelete? Who would have you chosen?