Just yesterday, we saw the reveal of NBA 2K21's first Cover Star – and now we've got another one.
Five-time NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard was selected to lead the cover for NBA 2K21 on all current-generation platforms, as you can read about in our dedicated NBA 2K21 Cover Star story from yesterday.
But for players that plan to pick up the game on next-gen devices, there's more news to come.
Today, 2K announced that Zion Williamson , the second of three planned cover stars – will grace the cover for NBA 2K21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
"Zion is a rising star who – in just a short period of time – has already demonstrated dominance when it comes to power and speed on the court," 2K has said in a press release.
"His game seems built for the next-generation of NBA superstar; fittingly, a perfect choice to usher in the next-generation of sports gaming with NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X."
“Being on the cover of NBA 2K has been a dream since I was a kid and to be the first NBA 2K21 cover athlete for the next-generation of gaming is really special,” Zion Williamsom himself explains.
“Since the day I joined Team 2K, I’ve wanted to make an impact on basketball culture both on and off the court, and being the cover athlete for NBA 2K21 on next-gen consoles lets me do that. I can’t wait to be part of this global phenomenon and hoop with all the ballers out there on NBA 2K21.”
NBA 2K and Zion’s partnership also extends off the court, where the duo are teaming up to put something back into the community, too.
2K Foundations, 2K’s program to support underserved communities by revitalizing basketball courts and community centers across the nation, will work directly with Zion to renovate a site in New Orleans for the local community.
“For the cover of the next-generation version of NBA 2K21 , we wanted to find someone who could represent the next-generation of NBA superstar," stated Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing at NBA 2K.
"Zion is one of the few young players who has met the hype and can be considered a standard bearer for the next generation. We’re thrilled that he is representing the 2K21."
Look forward to hearing about the next Cover Star for NBA 2k21 on July 2 – we'll have all the news for you as it breaks.