Blazers star Damian Lillard selected as NBA 2K21 cover athlete

Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard has been selected to lead the cover for NBA 2K21 on all current-generation platforms.

The five-time NBA All-Star is the first of three cover athletes for 2K21 to be revealed. 2K Games revealed the first of its three Cover Athletes for NBA 2K21 today, Tuesday, 30th June, 2020.

Which means Lillard be on the cover of the game for all current-generation platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia.

Lillard, speaking about the announcement today, said: “This is a special moment for me in my NBA career.”

“I’ve been a fan of NBA 2K for years and love how they represent all aspects of basketball culture. I’ve been playing 2K my whole life and I’m honored to join the other NBA greats who have been on the cover. I’m grateful to all my fans and can’t wait for everyone to experience this game later this year.”

Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K, added: “There are a lot of great players in the NBA today, but Damian Lillard has done a particularly standout job of representing the current generation of NBA superstar.”

“From his cultural influence, musical success, off the court leadership, and on court domination, he’s the perfect fit for our cover of NBA 2K21 on current-generation platforms; we’re honored to have him.”

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