“Being on the cover of @nba2k is a dream come true,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been playing 2K since the Dreamcast days! Hyped to be the #NBA2K21 Current Gen Cover Athlete.”
The 29-year-old is the first Trail Blazer to ever grace the cover of NBA 2K. Lillard has had quite an impressive professional basketball career; he was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, unanimously won Rookie of the Year and is a five-time NBA All-Star. In addition to basketball, he also raps under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A, releasing tracks like “Blacklist” and the Pusha T-assisted “Check the Scoreboard.”
The two remaining cover athletes, who will be on the PS5 and Xbox Series X game covers and Legends edition, will be announced later this week. NBA 2K21 is available for pre-order on July 2 and drops October 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The release for the PS5 and Xbox Series X is still unknown.
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— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 30, 2020