Kyrie Irving & Shaquille O’Neal Are NBA 2K18’s Cover Stars

The wait is over! We now know who are the cover stars of NBA 2K18. One of the biggest video games of contemporary times is undoubtedly NBA 2K18. With each passing day by, fans are getting acquainted of more information of this highly popular game and the latest one concern the cover star of this saga.

As we told you, the cover star spot for NBA 2K18, as has been revealed by the developer is none other than Kyrie Irving or Caveliers has been chosen. He will be the cover star for the standard edition of the game which has been priced at $59.99. Irving has said that he is an avid player of the series and that he feels honored to be the cover star of the game. Sharing his feelings, Irving has said that it is surreal and has commented that he can’t wait to dominate the virtual court with all of his fans this fall. He along with Cavaliers is ready to start their third consecutive NBA finals matchup with the Golden State Warriors. His unbelievable clutch shooting abilities mixed with off-the-dribble moves have given him a respectable position in NBA.

The highly coveted star will now join the supreme list of NBA players.

It was confirmed by 2K Sports. The 25-year-old America n professional basketball player is one of the best basketball players in the world right now. Among the many honours of the player are the facts that he was named NBA Rookie Of The Year for 2011-12, NBA ALL-Star Game MVP 2014 and an NBA Championship in the year 2016. Moreover, he has also played for the national team of the USA, for whom he has won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and at the Summer Olympics of 2016.


The game, which is nothing but a franchise of basketball stimulation video games, was developed and launched in 1999 and have been releasing sequel edition every year since them, all of which have been met with varied levels of successes.

How will NBA 2K18 perform with critics and fans remains to be seen. Visual Concepts is its developer, while its publishers are Sega, who served from the year 1999 to the year 2004, and now 2K Sports, since the year 2005.

The first edition was launched on November 10, 1999, while the latest version, which was called NBA 2K17, was released on September 16, 2016. So, it has been an 18 year journey and still counting. And it is not ready to stop anytime soon.

Meanwhile, for the legend edition, the cover star is Hall Of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The Vice-President of NBA 2K18, Alfie Brody has stated that they are thrilled to have Irving as their cover athlete, alongside Shaquille.

The NBA 2k18 game will finally be launched in 2017 fall on September 15. There will be an Early Tip-Off launch in 2017 too. The Legends version will have its own list of pre-order features. The details of the standard version include Kyrie outfit pack, 5,000 virtual currency and 10 weekly MyTeam packs, among others.

They will be better and bigger than the ones we will get in the Standard version.

Now that the information is known about the cover star of NBA 2K18, the next information that we are eagerly waiting for are the features of the epic saga.