NBA 2K19 is coming out in a few months and publisher 2K has announced that Lebron James will be featured on the cover of the game’s 20th Anniversary Edition. This is the second time the three-time NBA Champion has been featured on the cover of an NBA 2K title. His first appearance was on the cover of NBA 2K14 when James was playing with the Miami Heat.
Commenting on his second cover appearance, James said:
“It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid. We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me – from my family to where I come from and words I live by. I’m honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I’m excited for fans to see it.”
The cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition features Lebron’s profile alongside an artistic composition of words and phrases chosen by James himself. Some examples include, “Strive for Greatness,” “Chosen One,” and “Equality.”
Those who purchase the digital version of the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will get exclusive James themed digital content while those purchase the physical version will also get exclusive physical items. Additional digital content will also be included in both version of the 20th Anniversary Edition. We’ve listed them all below:
The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following digital items:
- 100,000 Virtual Currency
- 50,000 MyTEAM points
- 20 MyTEAM League Packs (one delivered every week)
- Sapphire LeBron James MyTEAM Card
- 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (one delivered a week, beginning at the start of the NBA season)
- 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT
- LeBron MyCOURT design
- King’s Collection – Nike LeBron apparel & footwear
Physical Items include:
- LeBron NBA 2K19 poster
- NBA 2K sticker sheet
- Custom Wristband featuring LeBron’s chosen words seen on the cover
The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on September 7, 2018, four days earlier than the Standard Edition, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While the physical edition will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, only the digital version will be available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
The standard edition of NBA 2K19 will be available on September 11, 2018, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in both physical and digital versions while the Nintendo Switch release will only be available digitally.